Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Interdisciplinary Health Professions (HSCI, REHB, SIHP)


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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 

Paul E. Priester, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, professor, chair
Daniel L. Boutin, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, associate professor
Shondra Clay, Ph.D., University of Illinois, assistant professor
Bryan K. Dallas, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, associate professor 
Melani Duffrin, Ph.D., Ohio University, professor
Beverly Henry, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, professor
Amanda K. McCarthy, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor 
Kathryn Mazurek, Ph.D., University of Illinois, assistant professor
Nahal Salimi, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, assistant professor 

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