Interprofessional Health Sciences


Interprofessional Health Sciences is translational in nature focusing on understanding the spectrum of human functioning from the basic physiological function of cells and body systems to overall physical and psychological health  and unified by the common theme of human performance. The program is designed to consider health at three levels: 1) status of body structures and functions (molecular, cellular, and organ systems levels); 2) ability of the individual to participate in human activities and assume societal roles; and, 3) psychological and social aspects of the environment that support the health of individuals and populations. This  program prioritizes interprofessional and translational research. Students come from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., physical therapy and movement science, biomedical sciences, special education, communication disorders, nursing, neuroscience, psychology, nutrition, and related health professions). They learn side by side with other students and faculty from unique but related health professions to address the contextual nature of health conditions that affect body functioning and/or societal participation.

Although not required, students have the option to pursue concentrations in the following disciplines:

  • Biomedical Health Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Integrated Health
  • Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences


Interprofessional Health Sciences Ph.D.