The School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions offers majors in health sciences (B.S.) with a degree completion emphasis, rehabilitation and disability Services (B.S.), and a minor in deafness. Degree paths in these majors prepare students for entering the workforce, professional degree programs, or advancement in health careers. Opportunities for skill development, academic success, and career exploration in health and rehabilitation-related fields are fostered through collaborative learning, cocurricular activities, and faculty mentoring. Academic offerings in the health sciences programs include prerequisite classes for medical laboratory sciences, nursing, and physical therapy programs with efficient course sequencing toward degree completion. Academic offerings in rehabilitation programs prepare students for entry level employment and preparatory course work for graduate studies in occupational therapy and rehabilitation counseling.
Majors in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions who are preparing for professional practice may be dismissed from a program on the basis of either academic deficiencies or nonprofessional performance. Specific criteria relating to these areas are made known to each student at the time the professional phase of a program is initiated.
Interdisciplinary Health Professions Faculty
Daniel L. Boutin, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, associate professor
Bryan K. Dallas, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, assistant professor
Beverly Henry, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, professor
Natalie Maurin-Koop, M.A., Northern Illinois University, clinical assistant professor
Amanda K. McCarthy, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, assistant professor
Matthew E. Sprong, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, assistant professor
Noel Ysasi, Ph.D., CRC, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, assistant professor