The Schools of Professional Studies and Nursing and Health Professions have some new degree options designed for students who are interested in health career careers. We know that many students here are committed to the helping professions, but may not be aware of many highly valued and booming allied health careers. We diversified our offerings to bring you more options at Trinity. Both of the programs listed below officially start in Fall 2012. Check them out!
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program educates students to enhance the quality of life, health, and well-being of individuals in society throughout the lifespan; a second concentration prepares students for graduate programs in physical therapy. The program focuses on promoting healthier lifestyles physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Depending on which concentration students choose, completing the program successfully equips them with the tools to enter the fitness industry or pursue physical therapy graduate education. Classes in this program are currently being offered in the Fall. Check them out at https://selfservice.trinitydc.edu/SelfService/Search/sectionsearch.aspx?sort=CourseId&eventid=exsc&year=2012&term=FALL&num=10.
The program also affords students the opportunity for experiential learning through various fieldwork experiences in such environments as hospitals, rehabilitation settings, work hardening facilities, and fitness facilities. For more information, click: http://www.trinitydc.edu/academic-catalog/health-science/.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Currently, we are the only University in the District of Columbia that offers a two-year Associates of Applied Science degree program to become an occupational therapy assistant (OTA). The OTA program at Trinity prepares the student to be an occupational therapy practitioner who works under the supervision and in cooperation with an occupational therapist (OT) to help people across the lifespan engage in the things they need and want to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities called OCCUPATIONS (AOTA, 2012).
Occupational Therapy is an exciting and dynamic health profession which affords the student many opportunities to work in hospitals, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, community programs, schools, private practice, and mental health settings; work with individuals, organizations and populations. For more information, click: http://www.trinitydc.edu/nursing-health/occupational-therapy/.
Not sure what OTA is? Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3N3eA_fF4&feature=related