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Health Professions

Preparing leaders & practitioners for the evolving world of health care.

The School of Health Professions relies on the deep experiences of a future-focused faculty and hands-on experiences in clinical rotations. The school partners with a collaborative and close ally, the Winchester Medical Center.

As a student of Shenandoah's School of Health Professions, you'll do more than develop the tools and resources to become a skilled and compassionate care provider. Within Shenandoah’s vibrant and close-knit community, you'll build relationships that will support you throughout your career and your life. You’ll experience hands-on professional training with state-of-the-art labs and equipment. You'll work side-by-side with experienced faculty members who genuinely care about your success, and you'll discover that you can go farther than you ever thought possible.

Athletic Training

As a student of Shenandoah's graduate program in Athletic Training, you'll do more than study treatment methods and develop the tools and resources to become a skilled and compassionate care provider. As part of Shenandoah's close-knit community, you'll build relationships that will support you throughout your career and your life. You'll work side-by-side with experienced faculty members who genuinely care about your success, and you'll discover that you can go farther than you ever thought possible.

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Occupational Therapy

If helping others is your passion, Shenandoah's graduate program in Occupational Therapy will prepare you to make a difference in the community and to provide skilled, compassionate patient care. With a state-of-the art curriculum that blends challenging coursework with hands-on, professional training, a Shenandoah education will give you the tools, resources and experiences you need to build a fulfilling and meaningful career as an occupational therapist.

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Physician Assistant Studies

Housed in the Health Professions Building on the campus of Winchester's nationally acclaimed Medical Center, Shenandoah’s graduate program in Physician Assistant Studies will prepare you to make a difference in the community. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, hands-on professional training and the mentorship of experienced and caring faculty, you’ll develop the skills necessary to begin a meaningful and rewarding career as a valued member of the healthcare team.

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Physical Therapy

Shenandoah University's Division of Physical Therapy (PT) prepares students to be reflective practitioners who provide effective, evidence-based, compassionate care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction and to promote physical health and functional ability across the lifespan.

We accomplish this through an integrated, patient-centered curriculum with a low student/faculty ratio. Frequent patient care experience, community service by students and faculty and the integration of current technologies are key components of the PT education at Shenandoah University.

Physical Therapy (PT) is a challenging and satisfying profession — one with many career pathways from which to choose. The wide range of clinical settings, the diversity of the patient populations, and the variety of specialty areas provide a vast array of employment and professional growth opportunities for the new graduate.

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Respiratory Care

The Division of Respiratory Care offers several degree options and makes earning a degree convenient by offering a transfer track where students may transfer their associate degree or credit hours into the bachelor of science in Respiratory Care degree.

Shenandoah students receive a comprehensive education in a state-of-the-art laboratory and benefit from the university's close relationship with the Winchester Medical Center and hospitals in northern Virginia for their clinical opportunities.

The mission of the Shenandoah University Respiratory Care program is to prepare and educate its students to become exemplary health care providers in the field of respiratory care. The curriculum employs the standards instituted by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care and provides students with an atmosphere that promotes critical thinking, the ability to develop the knowledge and skill essential to become an integral member of the health care team, and a consideration of human diversity.

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Faculty Make The Difference

There’s a special bond between Shenandoah University students and their professors. You’ll enjoy close relationships with faculty members who will mentor you in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of our health professions education.

Shenandoah’s experienced and practicing faculty take every opportunity to provide you with the academic foundation you’ll need to meet the standards and rising expectations for practice in the health professions. They provide an environment where you can be inquisitive, grow and excel.

Welcome from Dean Timothy Ford

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The Dynamic World of Health Professions

There has never been a better time to consider the health professions as a career choice.   Nationally and globally we are seeing dramatic changes in how healthcare is delivered, with an increasing emphasis on primary care, affordability and accountability, disease prevention, team-based approaches to healthcare and the patient-centered medical home model.

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