Feb 02, 2023  
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health and Human Services

Academic Administration

  Dean   Jennifer Friend, Ph.D.
 Associate Dean   Kris Vacek, OTD
Director of Advising   Terry Forge, B.P.S.

                        Chair, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

  Katherine Ermgodts, M.A.
Chair, Master of Education Program   Mary Pat Shelledy, Ed.S.
Chair, Master of Occupational Therapy Program   Mylene Schriner, Ph.D.
Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program   To be determined

Rockhurst University’s School of Health and Human Services grants the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Education, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degrees. Close faculty-student interaction and mentoring are hallmarks of a Rockhurst University graduate experience.

The Master of Education program provides the necessary professional education coursework to meet initial teacher certification requirements in elementary and secondary education in the state of Missouri.

In the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs, opportunities for professional interactions between students and faculty occur throughout the curricula. A professional perspective strengthens understanding and collaboration among future colleagues in these health science professions. These programs also provide opportunities for students to participate in collaborative service projects that enable faculty, students, and other members of the Rockhurst community to team with community agencies, fulfilling the institution’s mission in providing leadership in service to others.