The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RHS) provides opportunities for students and faculty to engage across disciplines, sharing resources, such as labs, faculty, clinical settings and coursework. Meaningful interprofessional education experiences bring collaboration between fields and prepare future leaders through transformative education, collaborative research and community engagement.
App State's Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS) degree prepares students with the academic preparation and clinical exposure necessary for graduate study in the area of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Speech language pathologists and audiologists work in a variety of settings – such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community clinics, home health and private practice.
App State's two-year, 68-hour graduate program prepares students to become engaged members of a health care team and community, who have the ability to think critically and reflectively and communicate effectively in a changing health care market.
Appalachian's Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology is devoted to the study of human communication and associated disorders and prepares clinicians for work in a variety of settings – schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community clinics, home health and private practice.
App State's new Master of Science in occupational therapy (OT) program aims to prepare students to become certified occupational therapists in North Carolina, particularly in the western region of the state. The program will meet the rigorous accreditation requirements of the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Applications for the first cohort will open in Fall 2023.