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Graduate Areas of Study

Doctor of Physical Therapy (entry-level and transitional tracks)

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program is committed to the education of front-line physical therapy providers who are prepared to meet the diverse health care needs of society, including rural communities and underserved populations, through practice, education, and administration.

The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is a 100% online program designed to offer bachelor- and master's-level physical therapists a path to achieve degree parity with entry-level practitioners with minimal disruption to their professional or personal life.

M.S. Athletic Training

The Athletic Training department enables those who are passionate about fitness, sports, and other physical activities a way to help others stay healthy and perform at a high level. This entry-level program is the only one of its kind in the upper Midwest, with low student-to-instructor ratios, a wide array of clinical opportunities and modern facilities.

M.S. Exercise Physiology

Our Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree is geared to be an active, participatory program in which you'll spend as much time in the lab as in the library -- and learn about all the professional applications of exercise physiology. This program is designed to prepare students to access key positions in the health, fitness, athletics, rehabilitation and research fields and to empower them with the knowledge and hands-on experiences to make a successful transition into post-graduate work.

M.S. Health Information Management

The oldest and best HIM department in the nation! The HIM graduate program is structured to both help advance the careers of practicing Health Information Management professionals and provide a path into the profession for those with bachelor's degrees in other fields. Our 100% online program offers options for those who are new to the field and for those that have been working to advance their career HIM career. Earn eligibility to sit for the RHIA credential exam upon program completion.

M.S. Health Informatics

Our 100% graduate program in Health Informatics is designed to reach a broad spectrum of traditional and nontraditional students with bachelor's degrees — students looking to advance or change their careers in the healthcare field. Our program is committed to the transformation of the healthcare delivery system through the effective use of health information. Earn eligibility to sit for the CHDA (experience required) and CPHI credential exams.

M.S. Occupational Therapy

The purpose of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve a maximum level of independent living by focusing on cultivating and improving skills that help people in daily life tasks. Occupational therapy is needed when an individual's ability to live independently, to care for personal needs and to participate in work, school, family, and community life is disrupted by illness or injury. Our Occupational Therapy program is offered in a 4+3, post-baccalaureate education model. 

M.S. Physician Assistant Studies

As of 2017, St. Scholastica offers a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. A physician assistant program fits in with our well-regarded portfolio of professional-level health education programs and advances the College's commitment to the health care needs of rural areas. 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to The College of St. Scholastica Physician Assistant Studies program sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica.

M.S. Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is clinically focused on rural mental health care across the lifespan. We offer weekend and online programming to accommodate students' schedules, a dynamic Field Education program, and a variety of course offerings with highly experienced faculty who also work actively in the field of clinical social work. Our program meets all requirements for future Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW) practice.