Unique Programs - Excellent Outcomes
The College of Health Professions is one of the fastest-growing at the University. A strong common core of pre-professional courses leads to 15 programs of study, including athletic training, health informatics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, pre- nursing, strength and conditioning, health and physical education, medical laboratory science, nuclear medicine technology and social work.
The college contracts with more than 1,000 facilities, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics and rehabilitation facilities, where students can gain hands-on experience and training.
A master of occupational therapy is offered in both the traditional format and a weekend format that allows working professionals the flexibility to advance their learning and careers.
A doctor of physical therapy degree is also offered in the traditional and weekend formats. Graduates of the traditional program receive a bachelor’s degree after the fourth year of study and a doctoral degree after the sixth year. Students in the weekend format can complete the professional doctorate in three years after receiving a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the weekend and traditional programs in both physical therapy and occupational therapy have a 100 percent employment rate within 30 days of graduation, and many students secure positions prior to graduation.
The University of Findlay’s Nuclear Medicine Institute is the largest nuclear medicine technology program in the United States, and believed to be the largest accredited NMT program in the world. The institute has collaborating relationships with health care facilities in 15 states, providing hands- on training in the field to its graduates. Three additional areas of study, positron emission tomography/computerized tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging are being added as the college continues to respond to emerging needs in health care.
College of Health Professions – Points of Distinction
- The College of Health Professions has a large diversity of programs offered in unique formats tailored to fit the student’s needs, including accelerated programs, weekend college, traditional classroom and online. These programs encompass the latest trends in health care.
- Student and faculty partnerships increase engagement through undergraduate and graduate research at state and national levels.
- Findlay offers the only doctor of physical therapy weekend program in the country, allowing working physical therapist assistants to earn their doctoral degree while working full-time. The master of occupational therapy program allows working occupational therapy assistants to complete their master’s degrees on weekends.
- Graduates of the University’s master of occupational therapy program have an 85.5 percent, first-time passage rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification Exam, compared to a national average of 81 percent.
- UF offers one of only 25 entry-level master of athletic training programs in the world, and the only such program in the Midwestern Great Lakes area.
- On average, 93-95 percent of Findlay’s physical therapy graduates achieve a passing score on the first attempt on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), making them highly sought after by hospitals, schools, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics.