School of Health Sciences

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Mission Statement

The School of Health Sciences is committed to preparing our students to become contributing members of the rapidly evolving health professions and the communities they serve. The knowledge, skills, and abilities gained through the health sciences programs prepare students to become effective and professional communicators, analytical problem solvers, and to embrace the challenges of a diverse community. The curriculum combines these skills with industry-specific standards that enable graduates to excel in this honorable field of service.

General Policies

Admissions Requirements

You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.

International Students

If you are an international student, you cannot enroll in a School of Health Sciences program that requires a clinical placement without prior approval of the Dean. In addition, you must have an approved criminal background check. A second background check will be required prior to fieldwork. You are responsible for the cost of the background check.

Accelerated Master's Degree Options

If you are a graduate of a School of Health Sciences bachelor's degree program, are granted admission to a School of Health Sciences master’s degree program, and meet the requirements for the associated accelerated option, you may transfer in up to five graduate-level courses completed as part of the undergraduate program and will matriculate into a shortened version of the master's degree program.

Progression Requirements

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit applied toward major School of Health Sciences courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start of your School of Health Sciences program. This provision may be waived at the discretion of the Dean of the program based on a review of submitted coursework or professional experience.

Programs With a Required Clinical, Externship, or Practicum Experience

  1. In the event that the University is unable to schedule you into the required externship, practicum, or clinical experience, there may be a delay between the time you end classes and begin the externship, practicum, or clinical experience. In this case, the Dean of the School of Health Sciences may grant an administrative leave of absence.
  2. At the discretion of the University, externship, practicum, or clinical sites may be secured outside of your immediate residential area. You will be responsible for costs associated with transportation to the externship, practicum, or clinical site.
  3. In the event that you have not met preclinical placement requirements, a one-term clinical leave of absence may be granted. The Clinical Placement Team must approve the request for a clinical leave of absence.
  4. If you fail to meet the requirements of an arranged clinical placement on the second attempt, you will be withdrawn from your academic program at the end of the current term.

Oregon Health Professions Requirements

Effective July 1, 2014, students completing certain types of clinical training in the state of Oregon are required to complete a standardized set of administrative requirements prior to beginning the clinical experience. These requirements include, but are not limited to, immunizations, screenings, and trainings listed by the Oregon Health Authority. Students are responsible for the costs associated with completion of these requirements. Additional information can be found on the Oregon Health Authority website. Health sciences and nursing students should work with the Clinical Placement Team to determine what requirements will need to be completed.