College of Health Professions Credentialing

Graduates in the College of Health Professions are eligible to take the state and/or national certifying/licensing/registry examination for that profession as noted in the following chart.


Credentialing Eligibility

Program Professional Examination Designation
Cardiovascular Perfusion Certification Examination of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion  CCP
Nurse Anesthesia  National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists administered by the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) CRNA
Occupational Therapy Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy OTR OTR
Physician Assistant National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants PA-C
Physical Therapy  National Licensing Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy PT

Curriculum Offerings

Curricula  Degree Starting
Curriculum Length
Professional Phase
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies BS Fall 5 semesters
Doctor of Health Administration DHA Fall 3 years
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Post-masters) DNAP Summer 5 semesters
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Post Baccalaureate) DNAP Summer 9 semester (36 months)
Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Fall 12 semesters
(4 years)
Doctor of Physical Therapy DPT Summer 9 semesters
(36 months)
Master in Health Administration - Executive format MHA Summer 6-9 semesters
Master in Health Administration - Residential format MHA Fall 5 semesters
Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion MS Fall 5 semesters
(21 months)
Master of Science in Health Informatics MS Fall 4 semesters
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy MS Summer 7 semesters
(26 months)
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies MSPAS Summer 7 semesters
(27 months)
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy   OTD Summer 9 semesters
(36 months)
Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate  OTD Fall 5 semesters