Academic Programs

The School of Integrated Health Sciences prepares its students to excel in their respective industries by combining theoretical learning with internships and practical laboratory experience. This well-rounded education enables the majority of students to pass their accreditation exams, secure employment prior to graduation, pursue other graduate degrees, and advance to leadership roles.

Department of Brain Health

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Neuroscience

This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program provides coursework and research training in neuroscience, with research mentoring spanning a range of different dimensions. Students’ dissertation chairs and other committee members will come from various colleges and units at UNLV. This program will primarily prepare graduates to pursue post-doctoral research and independent research careers in neuroscience and related fields in academic, medical, government, or private industry settings.

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Occupational Therapy

The Department of Brain Health offers two occupational therapy degree programs.

  1. The occupational therapy doctorate-level (OTD) program is offered during three consecutive semesters each year for three years.
  2. The post-professional occupational therapy doctorate (PP-OTD) online program is an advanced degree for practicing occupational therapists who have earned a master’s in occupational therapy. It is designed to serve current working professionals who wish to advance their careers.

Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Students within the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences may pursue certificate, minor, bachelor, and graduate degrees in the areas of health physics, nuclear medicine, comprehensive medical imaging, radiochemistry, and radiography.

Health Physics

Health Physics

The mission of the health physics program is to provide a high-quality education experience for students in the fields of environmental health physics, medical physics, and radiation safety. The educational experience is accomplished through rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multimedia instruction, practical laboratory experiences, an introduction to the principles of research, and mentoring.

Comprehensive Medical Imaging

Comprehensive Medical Imaging

The comprehensive medical imaging program is designed to educate students in a foundation of mathematics and the sciences applicable to the interdisciplinary and applied science of diagnostic imaging. There are three available tracks of study: computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, radiography, and ultrasound.

Radiography

Radiography

The radiography certificate program prepares students for entry-level clinical practice. Program administration, faculty, and staff provide didactic and clinical education opportunities that adhere to recognized standards.

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Students within the department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences can pursue minor, bachelor, and graduate degrees in kinesiology, nutrition sciences, and athletic training.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

The degree programs focus on the study of human performance. Students will study foundational sciences such as anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and the social psychology of physical activity. Graduate degrees are designed to provide theoretical foundations of the movement-based sciences.

Nutrition

Nutrition

The bachelor of science in nutrition sciences degree is designed to prepare students with an interest in human nutrition to enter the health care field. Concentrations are available in dietetics, sports nutrition, and pre-professional.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training

The athletic training academic program enables graduates to understand and apply the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer and meet the expectations of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Department of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

The program comprises intense academic and clinical work spread out over six semesters and three summers as well as 112 credit hours of graduate course work divided among classroom, clinical, and research activities. The clinical education portion of the curriculum involves 39.5 weeks of experience in a variety of settings.