Graduate

Questions regarding the graduate programs housed within the College of Health Sciences can be directed to Mr. Evan Daney, Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment for the College of Health Sciences. He can be reached at edaney@wcupa.edu or (610) 436-2279.

Programs

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The department offers the master of arts degree in speech language-pathology. The student may choose a thesis or nonthesis program. Both programs are designed to strengthen the knowledge and skill of the practicing speech clinician, to provide the foundation for further graduate study, and to afford an opportunity to complete requirements toward professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Attainment of the master's degree does not necessarily guarantee recommendation for certification

The Masters of Arts program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.

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Health

The Department of Health offers degree programs leading to the master of public health (M.P.H.).

The M.P.H. is designed primarily to meet the individual needs of the graduate student pursuing a career in public health, with emphasis in community health, environmental health,and health care management.

The Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).

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Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health Sciences offers graduate work leading to a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. This program is designed to enrich academic preparation for graduate work beyond the master’s degree and to prepare students in knowledge, skills, and abilities for working in applied sport performance, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, adult/corporate fitness, and sport and exercise psychology.

In addition, the department offers a master of public administration degree with a graduate certificate in sport management and athletics. This professional degree focuses on the comprehensive career preparation of practicing athletic and sport managers.

The Kinesiology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE).

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

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Nursing

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the DNP and the Master of Science in Nursing. The M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.) will offer a choice of instructional focus after completing the eight core component courses in the graduate program: adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nursing education. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)is a practice-oriented program of study that provides the terminal academic preparation for advanced nursing practice. Graduates of this program will be qualified to assume leadership roles in a variety of settings.

The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, the Master's degree in Nursing, and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at West Chester University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition offers the M.S. in Community Nutrition. Designed for registered dietitians, the M.S. in Community Nutrition is a research-focused program that promotes nutritional health and disease prevention with an emphasis on vulnerable communities

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

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Physician Assistant

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at West Chester University will educate physician assistants who can think critically and collaborate with others to address the needs of individual patients and the healthcare community with the highest levels of academic, clinical, and cultural competence.

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Sports Medicine

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program prepares students to become athletic trainers. The program is designed for students with minimal or no knowledge and experience in athletic training. Upon completion of this Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited program, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination. Upon successful completion of this examination students will becomeBOC-certified athletic trainers (ATC). Most states use the results from this examination to determine eligibility to practice athletic training and obtainlicensure.

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Graduate Student Resources

The Graduate School

Graduate Assistantships

Financial Aid

Course Enrollment

Graduate Catalog

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA), is a student governing body for graduate students that promotes the well-being of graduate students through education, professional and social events at West Chester University and advocates for their needs. Click here to learn more.

Student Resources

Bookstore - order textbooks, gifts and spirit wear; find out what books you need for your classes
Bursar’s Office - pay your tuition bill, see our tuition costs, find out about employer reimbursement
Career Development Center - find a job or graduate assistantship; get tips for resume building and interviewing; see what firms are coming to campus
Center for Community Solutions - do you work for a firm that could use our help?
Center for International Programs - education abroad; admission information for international students
Center for Trans and Queer Advoacy
Counseling Center - services and resources available
Help with using D2L
IT Help Desk
Library
Office for Students with Disabilities
Parking and Public Safety
Registrar’s Office
Smarthinking Online Tutoring
Veteran’s Center
Writing Center

 

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