Sep 29, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

College of Health Professions


Mission

Pacific University’s College of Health Professions is dedicated to preparing leaders in innovative healthcare for a diverse global community

Vision

The College of Health Professions aspires to excellence and sustainability in interprofessional scholarship, education, and practice to create models of person-centered healthcare

Core Values

We enact, uphold, and advance in all aspects of healthcare education, practice, service, and scholarship:

Diversity of people and ideas
Ethical and professional principles
Health Equity
Professional and Public Advocacy
Community Health and Wellness

History

 

In 2004, the College of Health Professions was formed by consolidating four health professions Schools: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Graduate Psychology. The Hillsboro, OR Campus opened in 2006 and is now an integral part of the Health and Education District of downtown Hillsboro along with several other partner organizations, including Oregon Health and Science University Hillsboro Medical Center (formerly Tuality Healthcare), the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, and Portland Community College. The College has grown to include eight schools: School of Audiology, School of Dental Hygiene Studies, School of Graduate Psychology, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Pharmacy, School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and School of Physician Assistant Studies. These eight schools offer a broad array of academic programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels, supported by a distinguished faculty that is actively engaged in teaching innovation, contemporary clinical practice, leading edge research, and professional and community advocacy. The College of Health Professions also supports a robust interprofessional education curriculum that benefits students enrolled in all of its individual academic programs, and in which its students gain knowledge and experience in patient- and client-centered, team-based healthcare.

Schools and Programs

The College of Health Professions encompasses the following Pacific University Professional Schools and Programs:

  • School of Audiology

           Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

  • School of Dental Hygiene Studies

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH)

Bachelor of Science in Dental Health (BS)

  • School of Graduate Psychology

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD)

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (open only to students in the PsyD program)

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (open only to students in the PhD program)

Master of Arts in Applied Psychological Science (APS)

  • School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Bachelor of Health Science (BHS)

Doctor of Science Program (Doctor of Medical Science - DMSc, and Doctor of Health Science - DHSc degrees)

  • School of Occupational Therapy

  Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

  • School of Pharmacy

  Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

  Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)

  • School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

  Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (MSAT)

  • School of Physician Assistant Studies

  Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

  Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BS)

  • Colleges of Education and Health Professions

  Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Leadership (PhD)

he Hillsboro Campus

The Pacific University College of Health Professions is located on the Hillsboro Campus in the Health and Education District of downtown Hillsboro. Campus facilities are located along the MAX light rail on SE Washington Street, with stops in Portland and Beaverton, between S.E. 7th and 9th Avenues, and extending south from Washington to Oak street. The campus facilities consist of approximately 200,000 square feet of classrooms, teaching laboratories, library, student lounge and study areas, conference rooms, faculty and staff offices, teaching clinics, research laboratories and a Student Life Center, which includes health, counseling and disability and accommodation services. All of our facilities are state of the art for contemporary healthcare education and clinical practice.

School of Audiology

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School of Dental Hygiene Studies

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School of Graduate Psychology

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School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

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School of Occupational Therapy

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School of Pharmacy

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School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

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School of Physician Assistant Studies

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