Chair's Message


Here in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions we can help you realize your health sciences-related career dreams--whether you intend to pursue a career in physical therapy or nursing, or plan to earn a research-focused Ph.D. in Health Sciences.

Our interdisciplinary focus is at the heart of our school. This means you will be taught by instructors with varied perspectives. You may have professors from nutrition, public health, nursing, health sciences, rehabilitation counseling, psychology and occupational therapy. This interdisciplinary focus prepares you for success by presenting the best practices in health sciences careers, and an education that examines issues from multiple perspectives.

We have traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses (where most of the work is completed online and then you meet occasionally with your professor for support and guidance).

I hope you will visit these programs on our website and discover the exciting opportunities we have to offer you. If you want to find out more about these programs, please do not hesitate to contact me or the staff in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions office. Whatever your health sciences-related career aspiration, we have a path to get you there.


Paul E. Priester, Ph.D.

Chair of School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions; Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling

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School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Wirtz Hall 323

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