Sep 18, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

College of Health Professions


Introduction

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. A new Hillsboro, OR Campus opened in 2006. The Hillsboro Campus is located in the Health and Education District of downtown Hillsboro along with several other partner organizations including Tuality Healthcare, the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, and Portland Community College. In its first decade on the Hillsboro campus, 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

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Bachelor of Health Science (BHS)

  • School of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

  • School of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • School of Physical Therapy

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)

In addition, students enrolled in the following health professions programs may elect to earn a joint degree with the Master of Healthcare Administration program:

  • Master of Arts or Master of Science in Applied Psychological Science
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Psychology
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology

The Hillsboro Campus

The Pacific University College of Health Professions is located on the Hillsboro Campus in the Health and Education District of downtown Hillsboro adjacent to the Tuality Healthcare Community Hospital, and Oregon Health and Science University partner. The campus is located, along the north and south sides of Washington Street and the MAX light rail midway between S.E. 7th and 9th Avenues. The newest 59,800 square foot building opened in August 2010. It is the second of three planned buildings on the Hillsboro Campus. Our newest educational facilities, completed in spring of 2014 and including classrooms, teaching laboratories, and faculty offices, extend south and east into the Health and Education District’s Intermodal Transit Facility along Baseline Road and the 7th Avenue Medical Plaza between Baseline Road and Oak Street. In Fall of 2017, a new Student Life center was added on the south end of the campus along with research facilities for the School of Graduate Psychology. All of our facilities are state of the art for contemporary healthcare education and clinical practice.

Program in Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

Purpose and Outcomes

In addition to the outstanding curricula for each of Pacific University’s health professions programs, the College of Health Professions, in collaboration with the Colleges of Optometry and Education, provides a number of interprofessional learning experiences including a course entitled Interprofessional Competence, an Interprofessional Case Conference series, various interprofessional elective courses, an Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic, and a Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic that serves our community. These interprofessional experiences touch all of our students with the intention of preparing them to 1) recognize their own and others healthcare professions, 2) develop interprofessional skills in communications and team dynamics, 3) and appreciate the important role that leadership, professionalism, and diversity play in healthcare environments. The College of Health Professions also offers interprofessional coursework in Spanish specifically for healthcare providers. The College of Health Professions also offers a Concentration in Interprofessional Education. The Concentration may be awarded for a variety of interprofessional experiences that meet national Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. These experiences may be selected by the student, and so may be tailored to individual student interests.

Concentration in Interprofessional Education

The Concentration in Interprofessional Education is a unique recognition that may be earned by Pacific University students. Some students at Pacific University pursue opportunities for interprofessional education experiences beyond the standards required for graduation. The Concentration in Interprofessional Education is the formal recognition, documented on the student’s transcript as a Specialization, of their knowledge and skills, which will be beneficial in a competitive job market.

The Concentration in Interprofessional Education is offered as a 499/599 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Care elective course.

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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