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Rehabilitation Sciences

Our leading-edge master’s and doctoral programs take an interprofessional approach that’s only matched by a few schools nationwide. And our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center is second to none. Athletic training and physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology are some of the country’s fastest-growing careers.

Help meet the need for healthcare providers in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

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Master's and Doctorate Programs

Learn side-by-side with on-site professionals and award-winning faculty in our interprofessional programs and state-of-the-art facilities.

Premier Programs. Premier Learning Environment.

Our state-of-the-art, 40,000+ sq. ft building includes research labs, cutting-edge equipment, and plenty of space for collaboration.

Certification Pass Guarantee

We're so sure you'll pass your Athletic Training Board of Certification exam on the FIRST try, we'll pay for any future attempts.

21% Job Growth

As awareness of sports-related injuries grow, so does this job market.

Dr. James Scifers, DScPT, PT, LAT, ATC

Dr. James Scifers is the department chair of athletic training, program director of rehabilitation sciences, and has over two decades of experience as an athletic trainer and physical therapist. He was recently recognized with the 2018 National Athletic Trainers' Association Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award. In 2017 he received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Professional Development Excellence Award. He also co-authored North Carolina’s concussion awareness act, improving the quality of healthcare for the state’s secondary school athletes.

Shawn Fliszar ’18 MSAT, LAT, ATC

Shawn credits "phenomenal faculty" and a "highly rigorous curriculum" for gaining essential foundational skills and full-time clinicals for putting them into practice. "I think the six immersive clinical experiences we had truly helped me to understand the life of an athletic trainer and pick up on the little things that aren’t necessarily taught in the classroom, such as communication with different populations and how to manage time and different situations properly."

Alex Bull, MSAT '18

Alex is all about putting theory into practice, and found applying what we learned in class to actual patients very satisfying. "I was surprised by the amount of quality time spent directly with student-athletes and the level of autonomy I am given during our clinical rotations, which is helping me get more hands on experience and become an overall better clinician."