University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

College of Allied Health 

Dr. P. Kevin Rudeen, Dean 
1200 N. Stonewall Ave. 
Oklahoma City, OK 73117 
Phone: (405) 271-2288
FAX: (405) 271-1190
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 


Educational Programs 

Coursework at the baccalaureate, professional and graduate level covers a wide variety of specialties in health care and is offered in the College of Allied Health. The five academic departments of the college are: Allied Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

Graduate work is available in the departments of Allied Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutritional Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences. The department of Nutritional Sciences offers a dietetic internship program. 

Work leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is offered in seven programs by three departments in the college: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutritional Sciences, and Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (Nuclear Medicine; Radiation Sciences; Radiation Therapy; Radiography; Sonography). The Department of Allied Health Sciences provides a Bachelor of Science degree completion for students in the Master of Occupational Therapy program who enter the College without having previously earned a bachelor’s degree. The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences offers a professional master’s degree program in Occupational Therapy and a professional clinical doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a professional clinical doctorate degree in Audiology and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Nutritional Sciences offers a Master of Arts in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences. The College offers two Web-based degree programs — the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences and Doctor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. 

Admission 

Application to the programs in the College of Allied Health is found online at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/. Specific questions regarding the College of Allied Health programs can be directed to: 

Office of Academic and Student Services 
College of Allied Health 
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 
1200 N. Stonewall Ave. 
P. O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 

Phone: (405) 271-6588 
FAX: (405) 271-3120 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center uses the 4.0 scale to calculate grade point averages, with an A equal to 4.0. The undergraduate programs in nutritional sciences and medical imaging and radiation sciences in the College of Allied Health require a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 for admission. The undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for admission. The master’s degree programs in occupational therapy and the clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy require a cumulative and science grade point average of 2.75. The Master of Arts in Dietetics, Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, and the Doctor of Audiology require a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Other criteria for admission are determined by each department. Admission to a program in the College of Allied Health is competitive. The number of qualified applicants that apply every year exceeds the number of positions available. 

All graduate departments in the College of Allied Health require that the applicant have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college and a 3.0 grade point average in the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the baccalaureate degree. The final decision for admission to any graduate program, either as a degree or non-degree seeking student, is determined by the Dean of the Graduate College. 

Enrollment 

Students are not permitted to enroll in College of Allied Health courses unless they have been admitted to a program or have been admitted to one of the categories as defined in the admissions requirement section. Students admitted to other degree programs within the university may be permitted to enroll in a College of Allied Health course, provided they have the necessary prerequisites for the course and have received special permission from the course instructor, the department, and the Office of Academic and Student Services. 

Prior to enrollment in the College of Allied Health, all students must complete the American Heart Association BLS - Health Care Provider Level course, provide records of pertinent immunizations, and evidence of health insurance. Students are required to have a criminal background check and drug screening test before participating in clinical experiences at health care institutions. 

Costs 

In addition to tuition cost, students may expect additional costs that include but are not limited to a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for room, board, and transportation expenses associated with clinical practicum requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Department by e-mail at financial-aid@ouhsc.edu or by telephone at (405) 271-2118. 


College of Allied Health
Academic Standards 


To maintain “good standing” and to be eligible for graduation in the College of Allied Health, an undergraduate student must meet the following minimum standards of performance: 

The College of Allied Health graduate academic standards are consistent with the academic standards of the University of Oklahoma Graduate College, which are printed in the Graduate College Bulletins and are available online at http://graduate.ouhsc.edu/GCBulletin/

Students receive and may solicit counsel from their departmental faculty or program director throughout the semester on their academic progress. The judgment of satisfactory academic progress of each student is vested in the faculty of the department. 

To monitor academic progress, each department has an Academic & Professional Progress Committee (APPC) consisting of teaching faculty of the department. The APPC will meet at least once to review the progress of each student. The APPC may meet at any time during the semester. 

The APPC analyzes each student’s overall academic, clinical, and professional performance and makes recommendations in writing to the dean regarding each student’s academic progress. The APPC may recommend that the Dean commend, promote, retain, place on or continue probation, suspend, dismiss or expel a student. 

Recommendations may also include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Individualizing course sequence and selection. 
  2. Modifying standard timing and sequence of coursework. 
  3. Repeating courses. 
  4. Adding courses to strengthen basic competencies. 
  5. Assigning specialized academic and/or clinical projects. 
  6. Recommendation for probation, suspension, dismissal or expulsion. 

For gifted students making exceptional progress, the APC may recommend modifications to allow for higher level work and advanced studies. 

Students will receive ongoing advice and counsel from their departmental faculty or program director throughout the semester in regards to academic and professional progress. In those situations where semester grades result in a change from required progress, students are informed of the recommendations of the Academic & Professional Progress Committee by letter from the Dean. 

Graduation 

Degrees are formally conferred at spring commencement exercises. However, degrees are awarded in absentia and diplomas are mailed to graduates at the end of the spring, fall and summer terms. The degree and date of the diploma are entered on the student’s permanent academic record. When a student completes all requirements for a degree other than at the close of a semester or summer session, the Office of Admissions and Records, upon request, will issue a certified statement that the student is eligible for the degree as of the date when the requirements for the degree were completed. 

Official Transcripts 

Official transcripts are released by the Office of Admissions and Records upon the written request of the student. To request a transcript, contact the Office of Admissions and Records, 306A Student Union, 1106 N. Stonewall, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117; (http://www.admissions.ouhsc.edu/transcripts.html). 


Undergraduate and Professional Graduate Programs 



Audiology (Au.D.) 


Audiology is the discipline involved in the prevention, identification, and evaluation of hearing and hearing disorders, the selection and evaluation of hearing aids and the habilitation/rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment. Audiology also includes the evaluation of individuals with balance disorders. Audiologic services are provided to individuals across the entire age span from birth to adulthood; to individuals from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and to individuals who have multiple disabilities. State licensure is required in all states to practice Audiology. The entry-level degree needed to practice Audiology is the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree. State licensure (in all fifty states) is required to practice as an Audiologist. The program offers a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree. 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), conditional admission to the Doctor of Audiology program may be granted for the purpose of successfully completing 12 semester hours of leveling coursework in CSD; 
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or the last 12 hours of graded graduate coursework (please note: in calculating GPA, the entire semester in which the 60 or 12 hours fall is counted); 
  3. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores prior to the application deadline; GRE scores must be no more than five years old at time of application
  4. Mail three letters of recommendation to the following address (you will provide their contact information on the on-line application under the 'Applicant Reference List' section):
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    College of Allied Health
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Attention: Dr. Mary Hudson

    P.O. Box 26901
    Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
  5. Complete an on-site interview or telephone interview with the CSD admissions committee; 
  6. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); and, 
  7. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  8. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is February 1 for CSD background applicants to the fall term. Application deadline is October 1 for non-CSD background applicants to the spring term. All official, sealed transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (if applicable) must be received by the application deadline. Late transcripts and test scores may result in an automatic denial.

For additional information: 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-4214 
Fax: (405) 271-3360 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: http://www.ouhsc.edu/ahealth 

 


Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.) 


An undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares the student for application to a graduate program in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. The undergraduate degree emphasizes coursework in the normal communication process and the development of an understanding of communication disorders. Advanced levels of education are directed toward learning communication assessment and treatment techniques for a wide variety of disorders, including aphasia, childhood speech disorders, and voice loss following laryngectomy, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, language-learning disabilities and hearing loss. Additionally, opportunities exist for student-faculty research at both the undergraduate level and the graduate level. This program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in which the first and second years (64 semester hours) may be completed at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus, or any accredited college or university. The third and fourth years are completed at the Health Sciences Center. 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the program requires completion of a minimum of 64 semester hours from an accredited college and/or university and submission of all application materials. The Department Admissions Committee will review application materials and may require additional information from each applicant, such as a personal interview and/or testing scores. Applicants are considered for each fall semester. To be considered for admission to the communication sciences and disorders program an applicant must: 

  1. Have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours of course work including specific prerequisites from any accredited college or university, prior to beginning the program;
  2. Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending;
  3. Have minimum grade point averages of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all college work attempted. Any work previously forgiven will be counted in the GPA for admission purposes;
  4. Have completed all prerequisite courses with grades of C or better prior to beginning the program;
  5. Create a 'Career Goal Statement' as part of the online application. Click here for instructions;
  6. Provide contact information for three references as part of the online application. Click here to keep track of your references contact information;
  7. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org/;
  8. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  9. Submit a completed on-line application by March 1. All official, sealed transcripts and TOEFL scores (if applicable) must be received by the application deadline. Late transcripts and test scores may result in an automatic denial.

 

Prerequisite Course Requirements 

Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma. The program director, department chairperson, and college dean must approve any exceptions or substitutions. 
Prerequisite courses are offered at several colleges or universities in the state. Check with the College of Allied Health Web page (http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/prereqs/) or a school adviser regarding equivalent courses not taken at the University of Oklahoma. 
Sixty-four (64) semester hours must be completed for entrance to the program. Summer school hours, including electives, will be accepted if completed prior to the fall semester of the year a student plans to enter the program. 
Click on the following link to use the prerequisite worksheet to keep track of your prerequisite classes: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/documents/CSD-BS%20Prereq%20worksheet.pdf.
Footnotes are located after the course title in parenthesis. Example: Principles of English Composition I (2). Descriptions of footnotes are located directly underneath the table.


Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

PSC 1113

American Federal Government (2)

3

MATH 1503

College Algebra

3

PSY 1113

Elements of Psychology

3

Foreign Language 1st Course (2)

Foreign Language 2nd Course (2)

AVIA 1003

Introduction to Computers: Concepts & Applications (3)

3

BIOL 1114 & 1121

Introduction to Zoology/Animal Biology & Lab (4)

4

Non-western Culture (2)

3

PHYS 1114

Physics - Non-Science Majors

4

ENGL 1113

Principles of English Composition I (2)

3

ENGL 1213

Principles of English Composition II (2)

3

Understanding Art Forms (2)

3

PSY 2003

Understanding Statistics (5)

3

Upper Level General Education Course (1)

3

HIST 1483 OR 1493

US History 1492-1865 OR US History 1865-present (2)

3

Western Civilization & Culture (2)

3

(1) is required if applicant has not completed a Bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that the applicant take an upper level/division (3000 or 4000 level) non-western culture, western civilization & culture, or understanding art forms class. By taking an upper division course in one of those categories, two prerequisites can be completed with that one class.

(2) is not required for applicants that have an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree from an Oklahoma college. Not required for applicants that have a Bachelor’s degree. Foreign Language 1st and 2nd course are waived for applicants who completed two years in the same language in high school.

(3) is not required if applicant has an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree or higher. To satisfy requirement otherwise, complete a computer skills course, pass an institution assessment test, or substitute one year of high school computer courses (excluding keyboarding).
(4) can be substituted with Biology I with lab (4 hours minimum) PLUS Biology II with lab (4 hours minimum).

(5) is required beginning with Fall 2014 admission.

ACCREDITATION 

This program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

For additional information: 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-4214 
Fax: (405) 271-3360 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/ 


Dietetics (M.A.) 


The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a 36-hour, non-thesis professional graduate program designed to provide advanced education to students who seek to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is a post-baccalaureate professional degree curriculum that provides academic training so that students can pursue supervised practice through a Dietetic Internship (DI) and thus become eligible to take the examination to become an RD. The program length is approximately 18 months and upon completion students are awarded the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Nutritional Sciences (NS) as well as a verification statement that they have met the academic requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Students admitted to this program have completed all prerequisite courses required for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). This program is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians.   

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

Training to become a RD includes specific classroom courses as well as work experience (called a dietetic internship). Students must complete the M.A. program coursework before starting a dietetic internship (DI). The DI is a separate program that requires an additional admission. Students who are admitted into the M.A. program are given preference for admission into the OUHSC Dietetic Internship. Following completion of the DI, the last step in becoming a RD is passage of the Registry Examination for Dietitians. 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or a 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours;
  3. Have a 3.2 GPA in prerequisite science courses listed under the "Prerequisites" section. Nutrition is a science-based discipline, and students with poor science grades are not good candidates for this program. Prospective students should have completed seven or more of the prerequisite courses listed below by the application deadline (March 1 of the year in which you seek admission). 
  4. Mail a resume to the following address:
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    College of Allied Health
    Department of Nutritional Sciences
    1200 North Stonewall Ave, AHB 3057
    Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1215
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
  6. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  7. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is March 1 for fall admission. All official, sealed transcripts and TOEFL scores (if applicable) must be received by the application deadline. Late transcripts and test scores may result in an automatic denial.

Note: If you plan on applying to the program this year, submit an official, sealed transcript from every institution attended AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure that we receive the transcripts by the application deadline. Transcripts take time to process from one institution to the other; therefore, order your transcripts ASAP! Once your fall grades have been posted, please mail us an updated transcript. Click on the following link for the address to mail your transcripts to: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/transcripts.asp
Prerequisites
Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma. Prerequisite courses are offered at several institutions in the state. Check the prerequisite finder at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/prereqs/ or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses.
Click on the following website to use the prerequisite worksheet to keep track of your prerequisite classes: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/documents/ns_ma_prereq.pdf.


Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

PSY 1113

Elements of Psychology

3

CHEM 1315

General Chemistry I & lab

4-5

CHEM 1415

General Chemistry II & lab

4-5

BIOL 2124

Human Physiology & lab

4

CHEM 3653

Introduction to Biochemistry

3

MBIO 2815

Introduction to Microbiology & lab

5

HES 2823

Introduction to Nutrition

3

SOC 1113

Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology

3

CL C 2413

Medical Vocabulary

2-3

CHEM 3013, 3053, or 3064

Organic Chemistry

3

For additional information: 

Department of Nutritional Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-2113 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/ 


Nutritional Sciences (B.S.) 


The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences. Students apply to the professional phase of the program (at the Health Sciences Center) after first completing freshman and sophomore years (or 60 hours) of general education, inclusive of the prerequisites described in this document. Upon completion of the Clinical Dietetics Coordinated Program, the graduate will be prepared to function as an entry-level clinical dietitian.  The mission of the Coordinated Program is to provide a quality education program to produce qualified entry-level dietitians with enhanced skills in clinical dietetics with a concentration in nutrition focused outcomes capable of functioning as professional clinicians. The program consists of 64 credit hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses. All didactic course work is offered at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Students complete supervised practice hours in various facilities throughout the state. Supervised practice provides a "hands-on" experience while working with patients exhibiting disease states studied in the classroom. The Program includes Food and Nutrition Service Management, Community, and Medical Nutrition Therapy Capstone Practicums. Upon successful completion of the required coursework and practice hours, the graduate is eligible to take the Registry Examination for Dietitians and receives a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences degree. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a coordinated program in clinical dietetics for undergraduate students interested in a career involving nutrition and health. Clinical dietetics is a profession dedicated to improving quality of life by helping people recover from illness and preventing health problems through medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling. 

The coordinated program in clinical dietetics is an education program accredited by the American Dietetic Association that provides both the academic and practice experiences required for registration. Upon completion of the program, a verification statement is provided to the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association to indicate that the student has completed the necessary requirements of the program and is eligible to take the Registry Examination for Dietitians. This is the option offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center at the baccalaureate level. 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the program requires completion of prerequisite coursework and submission of all application materials. To be considered for admission to the Clinical Dietetics Coordinated Program, an applicant must: 

  1. Have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing a minimum of 60 semester hours of prerequisite coursework from any accredited college or university prior to matriculation to the program. 
  2. Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending. 
  3. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale of all college work and science courses attempted, and completed all departmental prerequisite courses with grades of C or better prior to projected admission date. Early admission is available; contact the department at (405) 271-2113. 
  4. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); and 
  5. Submit a completed application by March 1. The application and other application requirements are found at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/oass.asp

Prerequisite Course Requirements 

Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma. The program director, department chairperson, and college dean must approve any exceptions or substitutions. 
Prerequisite courses are offered at several colleges or universities in the state. Check with the College of Allied Health Web page (http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/prereqs/) or a school adviser regarding equivalent courses not taken at the University of Oklahoma. 
Sixty (60) semester hours must be completed for entrance to the program. Summer school hours, including electives, will be accepted if completed prior to the fall semester of the year a student plans to enter the program. 
Symbolic and Oral Communication 
ENGL 1113, Principles of English Composition 
ENGL 1123, Principles of English Composition 
MATH 1523, Elementary Functions (or college algebra, or acceptable substitution) 
AVIA 1003, Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications § 
CL C 2412, Medical Vocabulary 
Foreign Language:* two years in high school or two college-level courses in the same language 
Natural Sciences 
CHEM 1315, General Chemistry 
CHEM 1415, General Chemistry (continued) 
HES 2823, Introductory Nutrition 
MBIO 2815, Introduction to Microbiology with lab 
ZOO 2124, Human Physiology 
Social Sciences 
P SC 1113, American Federal Government† 
PSY 1113, Elements of Psychology 
SOC 1113, Introduction to Sociology, or 
ANTH 1113, General Anthropology 
Humanities 
HIST 1483, U.S. History 1492-1865†, or 
HIST 1493, U.S. History 1865-Present† 
*Understanding Artistic Forms–three hours† 
*Western Civilization and Culture–three hours† 
*Non-Western Culture–three hours† 
Electives 
Make up the balance of hours needed to equal 60 hours 
*General education courses required for students beginning their college education Fall 1990 or later. An upper-division (3000-4000 level) general education course must be completed before enrollment in the professional program. Courses taken for humanities, western civilization or non-western civilization, or to satisfy other elective hours may (if 3000- or 4000- level) also qualify for the upper division general education course. For a listing of approved general education courses the University of Oklahoma refer to the current class schedule or contact an adviser at your respective institution. 
† Waived for applicants with an associate degree from an accredited Oklahoma college or university and for applicants with a bachelor’s degree. 

ACCREDITATION 

The Coordinated Program in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is currently granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876.  

For additional information: 

Department of Nutritional Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-2113 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main 


Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) 


Occupational therapy is a vital health-care profession that contributes to the ability of individuals to perform their life roles, such as parent, student, or worker, in the occupations of work, personal care, and leisure. Practitioners of occupational therapy advance the person’s well-being by promoting adaptation and independence through meaningful activities of everyday living to enhance and restore health. By preventing, reducing, or overcoming physical, social, and emotional impairment in people, its practitioners help to restore and sustain the highest quality of productive life to persons of all ages. They may be recovering from illnesses or injuries, contending with developmental disabilities, or coping with changes resulting from the aging process. The unique feature that separates its knowledge from other professions is the study and management of the purposeful occupations and the meaningful activities in which humans engage. In short, occupational therapy provides skills for the job of living. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The Master of Occupational Therapy degree professional program consists of 80 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses, including 28 weeks of fieldwork to be completed in no more than five years. All didactic coursework is offered on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City and the OUHSC campus in Tulsa. Clinical coursework is completed in sites throughout the country. The course of study is intended for students to achieve competencies for general clinical practice in occupational therapy with an appreciation for research and evidence-based practice. Upon completion of degree requirements, the student is awarded a degree of Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the program requires completion of prerequisite coursework and submission of all application materials. The Department Admissions Committee will review application materials and may request additional information such as an interview and/or testing. To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or complete requirements to be eligible to earn the B.S. in Health Studies degree offered by the College after completion of 30 hours in the program. To be eligible for the B.S. in Health Studies degree applicants must include at least 10 hours of upper-division coursework as part of their prerequisite courses; 
  2. Have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing, prerequisite coursework (90 credit hours - no more than 60 credit hours from a two-year college will count toward the required 90) from any accredited college or university, prior to starting the program; 
  3. Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending. 
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all college work and natural sciences courses attempted; 
  5. Completed all departmental prerequisite courses with grades of C or better prior to projected admission date. Early admission is available; contact the department for information, (405) 271-2131; 
  6. Forty hours of observation in an occupational therapy setting; 
  7. Submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test score prior to the application deadline; 
  8. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); and 
  9. Submit a completed application by February 1. The application and other application requirements are found at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/oass.asp

Prerequisite Course Requirements 

Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma. The program director, department chairperson, and college dean must approve any exceptions or substitutions. 
Prerequisite courses are offered at several colleges or universities in the state. Check with the College of Allied Health Web page (http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/prereqs/) or a school adviser regarding equivalent courses not taken at the University of Oklahoma. 
Symbolic and Oral Communication 
AVIA 1003, Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications § 
CL C 2412, Medical Vocabulary 
ENGL 1113, Principles of English Composition* 
ENGL 1123, Principles of English Composition* 
Foreign Language:* two years in high school or two college-level courses in the same language 
MATH 1523, Elementary Functions* (or college algebra, or acceptable substitution) 
Natural Sciences 
PHYS 2414, General Physics for Life Sciences 
ZOO 1114, Introductory Zoology 
ZOO 1121, Introductory Zoology Lab 
ZOO 2124, Human Physiology 
ZOO 2255, Human Anatomy 
Science Electives (three courses) 
Social Sciences 
PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology 
PSY 2003 Understanding Statistics 
PSY 2403 Introduction to Personality 
PSY 2603 Developmental Psychology 
General Education 
HIST 1483, U.S. History*, 1492-1865, or 
HIST 1493, U.S. History*, 1865-Present 
P SC 1113, American Federal Government* 
Understanding Artistic Forms*(three hours)† 
Western Civilization & Culture*(three hours)† 
Non-Western Cultures* (three hours)† 
Upper-Division General Education approved course** (three hours) 
Electives 
Electives make up the balance of hours needed to equal 90 semester hours if a student plans on applying under the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies degree completion option; courses in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities are preferred. 
§ Not required for student beginning college prior to summer 1998. May substitute one year in high school (excluding keyboarding) or by passing an institution assessment test. 
* Waived for applicants with an associate degree from an accredited Oklahoma college or university and for applicants with a bachelor's degree. 
** Waived for applicants with a bachelor’s degree 

ACCREDITATION 

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA’s phone number is 301-652 AOTA. The Web site is www.aota.org. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure to practice, and state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. 

A felony conviction may not only affect a student’s ability to attend certain clinical sites for clinical education and fieldwork, it may also affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification examination or obtain state licensure. 

For additional information: 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-2131 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main 


Physical Therapy (M.P.T.) 


Physical therapy is a dynamic health profession dedicated to the promotion of optimal health, prevention of disability, and the restoration and maintenance of physical activities that contribute to a successful life. Physical therapy services are provided in a variety of settings including homes, schools, one’s workplace, outpatient clinics, and hospitals. 

Physical therapists provide direct patient service, consultation, education, and are often engaged in research. They also serve in administrative capacities including supervising and delegating responsibilities to members of the physical therapy service. They work in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care settings. Physical therapists enter practice as generalists and may later become board-certified specialists. Physical therapists work closely with members of a patient’s team. Physical therapists are also engaged in the development of new approaches of intervention that will more effectively meet existing and emerging health needs in society, including health promotion and disability prevention programs. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The professional program consists of 108 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses. All didactic coursework is offered by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. This program begins in the summer of every year with didactic and clinical coursework. Graduates of the program receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree and are eligible to sit for the national licensure examination upon meeting state licensure requirements.

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the program requires completion of prerequisite coursework and submission of all application materials. The Department Admissions Committee will review application materials and may request additional information such as an interview and/or testing. To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

Admission to the program requires completion of prerequisite coursework and submission of all application materials. The Department Admissions Committee will review application materials and may request additional information such as an interview and/or testing. To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to enrollment in the program; 
  2. At a minimum, earn both a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 science grade point average on a 4.0 scale; 
  3. Complete at least six of the eight departmental prerequisite courses with grades of C or better by the application deadline date; complete the remaining two departmental prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher prior to enrollment in the program; 
  4. Document 40 hours of physical therapy observation; due with the online application; 
  5. Submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing) results by the application deadline date;  Beginning with the 2014 Application period, we will only accept the REVISED GRE scores (exams taken prior to August 1, 2011 will NOT be accepted for the 2014 and subsequent application periods). It is recommended that you take the revised GRE no later than one month prior to the application period for which you are applying to ensure your scores are received by the application deadline. Scores received after the application deadline will result in an automatic denial;
  6. If English is a second language, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Applicants must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application. The TOEFL website is http://www.toefl.org/
  7. If previous coursework was from colleges or universities outside of the U.S., have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). The WES website is http://www.wes.org/; and 
  8. Submit a completed online application including the sections titled “Application for Admission and Allied Health Supplemental.” The application deadline is February 1.

Prerequisite Course Requirements 

Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma. The program director, department chairperson, and college dean must approve any exceptions or substitutions. 
Prerequisite courses are offered at several colleges or universities in the state. Check with the College of Allied Health Web page (http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/prereqs/) or a school adviser regarding equivalent courses not taken at the University of Oklahoma. 
Natural Sciences 
CHEM 1315, General Chemistry (with laboratory) 
PHYS 2414, General Physics for Life Sciences 
PHYS 2424, General Physics for Life Sciences 
ZOO 1114, Introductory Zoology* 
ZOO 2124, Human Physiology 
ZOO 2234, Introduction to Human Anatomy, or 
ZOO 2255, Human Anatomy 
Social Sciences 
PSY 2003 Understanding Statistics 
PSY 2603 Developmental Psychology 
* Concepts in Botany is not an acceptable substitute. Students may substitute BOT/MBIO/ZOO 1005, Concepts in Biology. 

ACCREDITATION 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education awarded accreditation for a period of 10 years 2003 through 2014.

The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association located at 1111 North Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22314. APTA's phone number is 800-999-2782 . The web site is www.apta.org. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for the physical therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Physical Therapy (NBCPT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a registered Physical Therapist (PT). Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for the physical therapist administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

Any arrest, charge, or conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor may not only affect a student's ability to attend certain clinical sites for clinical education and fieldwork, it may also affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification examination or obtain state licensure.
CAPTE Required Public Disclosure of Student Outcomes

For additional information: 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 
Phone: (405) 271-2131 

email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 

Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main 


Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (B.S.) 


The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences offers a four-year baccalaureate degree in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences with programs in the areas of Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Sonography. Students apply to the professional phase of the program, which is offered at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, after completing 64 hours of general education, inclusive of the prerequisite courses identified below. (Sonography and Radiography also offer courses on the Tulsa Campus). 

Each of the four professional programs, which begin in the summer of every year, consist of 68 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses. Students complete clinical assignments in selected hospital and clinic facilities, located throughout the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas. Program faculty determine student assignments to clinical rotation sites based upon each student’s abilities and clinical education needs. 

The four-year program culminates in the baccalaureate degree in medical imaging and radiation sciences (B.S.M.I.R.S.) in the specific discipline of study. Upon successful completion of the chosen educational program, the student is eligible to apply to the appropriate credentialing agency to sit for the certification examination in their respective profession. 

In 1970 the department established a baccalaureate degree program in radiography. Baccalaureate programs in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy were instituted in 1975. In 1978, the fourth program in sonography was approved. The offering of baccalaureate degrees in all four disciplines within one academic department is unique in the country. 

None of the four professions are prerequisite to one another or subordinate to any other. Each degree program can be entered directly after completion of prerequisite courses and selection by the Admissions Committee, through a competitive application process.  

Nuclear Medicine 

Nuclear Medicine is the profession that utilizes radiopharmaceuticals, scintillation cameras, and computers to image and quantify various physiologic processes throughout the body. The nuclear medicine technologist administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients, positions them for images and operates the cameras and computers to produce the images and analyze the data. They have a detailed knowledge of radiation safety procedures and regulations and radiopharmacy. The images and data technologists obtain provide physicians with information on injuries and disease processes affecting organ function. In both the hospital and clinical setting, nuclear medicine technologists perform general and cardiac nuclear procedures on adult and pediatric patients. 

Radiation Therapy 

Radiation Therapy is the profession in which radiations are directed at diseased tissues in strictly controlled circumstances to cure or palliate the disease. The radiation therapist is in daily contact with the cancer patient, positioning them for treatment, performing mathematical calculations of radiation dosage and operating a variety of equipment that produces ionizing radiation. Therapists may also specialize in the area of treatment planning, which includes design and construction of various treatment devices, manual and computerized dose computations and dose measurement procedures. The radiation therapist has considerable responsibility in the area of patient care and must be knowledgeable regarding the psychology of dealing with terminally ill patients and their families. 

Radiography 

Radiography is the profession in which diagnostic medical images are made using x-rays and other radiations. The radiographer may work independently or with a physician to create images that include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), mammography, cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT) and others. Radiographers must exercise initiative and judgment in obtaining the images necessary for adequate physician interpretation. As with the other radiation science professions, the patients’ confidence must be obtained while translating a “high tech” process into a humane experience that provides an unparalleled view of life. 

Sonography 

Sonography is the profession that uses equipment that generates high frequency sound waves to produce images of the human body. Using imaging procedures and personal initiative, the sonographer gathers data for interpretation and evaluation by the physician. This profession includes abdominal sonography, neurosonography, echocardiography, obstetrical and pelvic sonography, and vascular technology. In each of these areas the sonographer must be knowledgeable of expected pathology, applicable instrumentation and results. The OUHSC sonography program is accredited in both general and cardiac sonography and provides opportunity for each student to obtain these sub-specialty areas. Clinical facility resources do not permit assignment of all students to all sub-specialty areas for advanced competencies. Assignment for advanced competencies will be made on the basis of available facilities and each student’s performance in basic coursework. 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the program requires completion of prerequisite course work and submission of all application materials. The Department Admissions Committee will review application materials and may request additional information such as an interview and/or testing. To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours of course work including specific prerequisites from any accredited college or university, prior to admittance to the program;
  2. Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending;
  3. Have minimum grade point averages of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale for all college work attempted. Any work previously forgiven will be counted in the GPA for admission purposes;
  4. Have completed all departmental prerequisite courses with grades of C or better prior to beginning the program;
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
  6. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  7. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is March 1 for Summer. All official, sealed transcripts and TOEFL scores (if applicable) must be received by the application deadline. Late transcripts and test scores may result in an automatic denial.

Prerequisite Course Requirements 

Prerequisites
Course numbers and titles are those of the University of Oklahoma. Prerequisite courses are offered at several institutions in the state. Check the prerequisite finder at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/prereqs/ or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses.
Click on the following website to use the prerequisite worksheet to keep track of your prerequisite classes: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/documents/MIRS%20Prereq%20worksheet.pdf.

Footnotes are located after the course title in parenthesis. Example: Principles of English Composition I (2). Descriptions of footnotes are located directly underneath the table.


Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

PSC 1113

American Federal Government (2)

3

MATH 1503

College Algebra

3

PSY 1113

Elements of Psychology

3

Foreign Language 1st Course (2)

Foreign Language 2nd Course (2)

CHEM 1315

General Chemistry I & Lab

4-5

BIOL 2234

Human Anatomy

3-5

BIOL 2124

Human Physiology

4

SOC 1113

Introduction to Sociology

3

BIOL 1114 & 1121

Introduction to Zoology w/lab or Biology I w/lab

4-5

CLC 2413

Medical Vocabulary

2-3

Non-Western Culture (2)

3

PHYS 2414

Physics I for Life Science Majors

4-5

ENG 1113

Principles of English Comp I (2)

3

ENG 1213

Principles of English Comp II (2)

3

Understanding Art Forms (2)

3

Upper Level General Education Course (1)

3

HIST 1483 OR 1493

US History 1492-1865 or US History 1865-Present (2)

3

Western Civilization & Culture (2)

3

ENGL 1913 OR 3153

Writing for the Health Professions or Technical Writing

3

(1) is required if applicant has not completed a Bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that the applicant take an approved upper level/division (3000 or 4000 level) non-western culture, western civilization & culture, or understanding art forms class. By taking an approved upper division course in one of those categories, two prerequisites can be completed with that one class.

(2) is not required for applicants that have an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree from an Oklahoma college. Not required for applicants that have a Bachelor’s degree. Foreign Language 1st and 2nd course are waived for applicants who completed two years in the same language in high school. 

RT/ASSOCIATE DEGREE ARTICULATION OPTION  This option will be deactivated after March 1, 2015.
This option is designed for applicants with an A.A.S. degree from a nationally accredited Junior/Community College in Oklahoma. The A.A.S. degree must include education in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography that is programmatically accredited. In addition, applicants should be certified (ARRT, NMTCB and/or ARDMS) in the discipline in which the A.A.S. degree was earned. Applicants will be considered on the basis of the following minimum requirements and may apply to any of the departmental programs.

Applicants in this category use the procedure outlined herein for all other applicants. A minimum grade of C or higher in all professional and science courses related to the AS degree and a letter of recommendation from their former program director is required. In light of the preferred list of prerequisites all courses listed above must be completed prior to enrollment. Those entering under this option with an associate degree from a state other than Oklahoma may also be required to obtain certain other courses. All entering the Nuclear Medicine program who lack basic chemistry will be required to complete a minimum of four hours of general chemistry prior to enrollment.

WEB-BASED PROGRAM 

The department also offers a non-clinical degree completion program for clinicians holding a professional credential in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy or sonography. The degree offered is a web-based Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences. 

For additional information: 

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-6477 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main 


Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.) 


Speech-Language Pathologists identify, assess, and provide treatment for communication and swallowing functions and their disorders. These services are provided to individuals across the entire age span from birth through adulthood, from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and who may have multiple disabilities.   

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals providing services to children and adults with communication impairments, and qualifies graduates for certification and licensure in the profession of speech-language pathology. Graduates of the program meet all requirements of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), a minimum of 32 semester hours of prerequisites in CSD may be completed in residence; 
  2. Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or a 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours; 
  3. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores prior to the application deadline; 
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation forms to the department (click here for form). You will also need to provide their contact information on the on-line application under the 'Applicant Reference List' section;
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); and, 
  6. Submit a completed application by February 1. The application and other application requirements are found at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/oass.asp.

ACCREDITATION 

The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredits the Graduate Programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The Speech-Language Pathology program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

For additional information: 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-4214 
Fax: (405) 271-3360 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/ 


Graduate Programs 



Allied Health Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.) 


Degrees offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy 

The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a Master of Science program with a specialization in medical dosimetry designed to provide advance education, training, and research to students desiring mastery in the area of medical dosimetry. 
The objective of the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Allied Health Sciences is to develop scholars who will provide leadership in the health care disciplines represented in the College of Allied Health. Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume roles in research, education, public policy, and administration of health care services. The interdisciplinary aspects of the program will promote expansion of knowledge across disciplines and informed collaboration among disciplines, which are hallmarks to today’s research, education, and health care environments. 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Medical Dosimetry provides learning opportunities for the purpose of fulfilling the following goals: providing registered Radiation Therapists holding a B.A. or B.S. degree an opportunity for advanced education, training, research and providing individuals the opportunity to become eligible to make application to the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB). 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission to the Dosimetry program, an applicant must: 

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 12 hours of graded graduate coursework;
  3. Have successfully completed Calculus and life science majors Physics I and Physics II with lab;
  4. Be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiation Therapy; or, the program may accept individuals with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, or science-related without the radiation therapy registry on a case by case basis. There will be additional co-requisites required;
  5. Complete the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center application; include official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  6. Provide the name and address of three references each of who are familiar with the applicant's skills, professional accomplishments, and intellectual potential;
  7. Type a career goal statement which should include a description of how the applicant expects the program to assist in meeting their career goals;
  8. Applications will be processed by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Admissions Advisory Committee. The committee will consider the quality of the career goal statement and the compatibility of the applicant's career goals with those of the program. It is expected that writing and computer skills of applicants be excellent. The committee may require interviews;
  9. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
  10. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  11. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is April 1 for fall admission.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Allied Health Sciences is interdisciplinary and designed to promote knowledge across disciplines and informed collaboration among disciplines. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume leadership roles in research, education, public policy and administration of health care services. The individualized program is designed to meet each student’s educational goals. Graduate courses from any of the departments within the College of Allied Health, the Health Sciences Center campus, or the Norman campus may be selected as part of a student's individualized program. Areas of specialization exist in Academic Leadership, Nutritional Sciences, and Rehabilitation Sciences.   

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, an applicant must: 

  1. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in graded graduate coursework; 
  2. Have completed 34 credit hours of graduate coursework; 
  3. Have a master’s degree, but the master’s degree need not be in Allied Health Sciences. A maximum of 44 hours of master’s degree work may be applied to the 90 hours required for the Ph.D. degree; 
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores prior to the application deadline; 
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); and, 
  6. Submit a completed application by July 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission. The application and other application requirements are found at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/oass.asp.

For additional information: 

Department of Allied Health Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
801 N.E. 13th 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-1444 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/ 

 


Communication Sciences and Disorders (M.S., Ph.D.) 


Speech-Language Pathologists identify, assess, and provide treatment for communication and swallowing functions and their disorders. Audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services for all areas of auditory, vestibular, and related disorders. These services are provided to individuals across the entire age span from birth through adulthood; from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and who may have multiple disabilities.   

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals providing services to children and adults with communication impairments and qualifies graduates for certification and licensure in the profession of speech-language pathology. 

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree provides an individualized broad-based education within which a specific area of scholarly expertise is developed and which culminates in a mentored program of basic or applied research in either speech-language pathology or audiology.

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

To be considered for admission to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology, the Applicant must:

  1. Complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), a minimum of 32 semester hours of prerequisites in CSD may be completed in residence.
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or the last 12 hours of graded graduate coursework (please note: in calculating GPA, the entire semester in which the 60 or 12 hours fall is counted);
  3. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (the General Test) prior to the application deadline date. GRE scores must be no more than five years old at time of application (www.gre.org);
  4. Submit the letters of recommendation form to the department (click here for form). You will also need to provide their contact information on the on-line application under the 'Applicant Reference List' section;
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
  6. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  7. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is February 1 for Fall.

For additional information: 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-4214 
Fax: (405) 271-3360 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main 


Nutritional Sciences (M.S.) 


The Department of Nutritional sciences offers a graduate program designed to provide advanced education, training, and research to students desiring mastery in an area of nutrition.   

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The graduate program provides learning opportunities for the purpose of fulfilling two goals: providing Registered Dietitians an opportunity for advanced education, training, research and providing interested professionals from other areas an opportunity to augment their knowledge and expertise in nutrition. Two major tracks of study leading to a M.S. in Nutritional Sciences are offered: Track I is a thesis track and Track II is a non-thesis track. 

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

  1. Have a baccalaureate degree in nutrition or dietetics from an accredited college or university or permission of the Department;
  2. Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or a minimum 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours;
  3. Department Interview (may be by telephone);
  4. Prerequisites include: Organic Chemistry*, Biochemistry*, Introductory Nutrition, and Human Physiology - *Can be taken with the program in the Fall semester;
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
  6. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). WES web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  7. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadlines are August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 1 for Summer. The application and other application requirements are found at http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/oass.asp.

For additional information: 

Department of Nutritional Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-2113 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/ 


Rehabilitation Sciences (D.Sc) 


The post-professional Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree program in Rehabilitation Sciences is designed for students with a professional (entry-level) degree in occupational therapy or physical therapy. The program includes a web-based Doctor of Science degree in pediatrics.   

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

The post-professional Doctor of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Sciences is designed for students with a professional (entry-level) degree in occupational therapy or physical therapy. The program builds on students’ entry-level education and subsequent education and clinical experiences. The goal of the program is to prepare occupational therapists and physical therapists to be scholarly practitioners with advanced clinical reasoning and skills in a specialty area. Graduates will understand and contribute to the scholarship of their professions, particularly through scholarly practice and clinical outcomes research. Most graduates will remain in clinical practice and become leaders in practice, such as clinical instructors, clinic managers, and/or directors of clinical programs.  

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for admission, an applicant must: 

For additional information: 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences 
College of Allied Health 
P.O. Box 26901 
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 

Phone: (405) 271-2131 
email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu 
Internet: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/ 


May 2013