Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced healthcare practitioners with similar responsibilities, such as diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medications. However, their training and paths toward certification differ in significant ways. This blog post unpacks the key differences between NPs and PAs to help you determine which career path best aligns with your goals. What Is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner (NP) is a licensed clinician who provides comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages. An NP can work in virtually any healthcare setting, diagnosing patient conditions and prescribing medications. As of October 2022, nurse practitioners have full practice authority in 27 states, meaning that they can practice Read more
Physical Therapy Programs
Our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate program is offered in both Residential (weekday) and Flex (weekend) paths. We also offer an online Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) graduate program for practicing PTs who hold a bachelor’s or master’s in a science degree.See All PT Programs
Occupational Therapy Programs
Our entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programs are offered in both Residential (weekday) and Flex (weekend) paths. We also offer an online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD) program for the practicing occupational therapist.See All OT Programs
Speech-Language Pathology Program
Earn your MS-SLP degree in our innovative, immersive blended science degree program—and empower people to communicate better and gain self-esteem. In our collaborative SLP community, you’ll be mentored by expert clinicians.See Our MS-SLP Program
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We put students first.
Our programs are rooted in our student-FIRST philosophy: Everything we do is focused on student success. We strive to offer the best academic experience and career preparation through our learning model, support services, and special events.
Our EdTech tools include 3D printers for creating adaptive equipment, BTE Primus machines for measuring client movement, driving simulators for improving client driving skills, anatomage tables for virtual dissection, Double robots for remote patient consultation, and more. You’ll practice using this state-of-the-art technology so you’ll be ready to provide the best patient care.