Department of Health Professions
Department Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to provide specialized education designed to prepare students whose career goals encompass the fields represented by the professional health programs within the Department.
The Department of Health Professions has approximately 22 faculty members, all licensed/certified in their appropriate medical profession and have worked numerous years in their field. Core courses are held on the Muskogee campus. Health Profession programs participate in interprofessional education within the department as well as with other universityâ€™s health profession programs. Most programs within the department are externally accredited within their respective fields of study. Students successfully completing these accredited programs are eligible to take their respective license/certification exams.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
NSU's Health Professions programs listed below meet the appropriate accreditation agencyâ€™s requirements. Licensure requirements are subject to change and NSU routinely verifies that its programs are up to date.
Students planning on applying for licensure after graduating in a state other than Oklahoma, need to contact that stateâ€™s licensing board for accurate licensing requirements. It is recommended that students do this before starting a program.
Click here for NSUâ€™s state-specific matrix.
Undergraduate programs leading to Professional Licensure/Certification
- Medical Laboratory Science contact: Dr. Dianne Kirk
- Nutritional Science, Dietetics contact: Dr. Kathryn Fuller
Graduate programs leading to Professional Licensure/Certification
- Occupational Therapy contact: Dr. Margaret Bates
- Speech Language Pathology contact: Dr. Jamie Thomas
- Physician Assistant Studies contact: Dr. Mark Perdue