Degrees and Programs
Do you want to pursue a career in a healthcare field but are unsure which avenue to take? At Northern Arizona University, you have a range of competitive, high-quality healthcare programs to choose from—programs that will prepare you for success, whichever path you decide.
Northern Arizona University is the only state institution with a graduate Athletic Training Education Program. This program will prepare you for a career in clinical and athletic settings. Find out how to apply.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
If serving the communicative and learning needs of the people around you is of interest, consider our Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology degree. Find out how to apply.
If you’re interested in helping people show a more confident smile, a career in dental hygiene is for you. By completing our Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree, you will be eligible to take regional and national board examinations and begin your career as a dental hygienist. Our department also offers a Degree Completion Program for registered dental hygienists.
If you’re interested in careers in public health, speech-language sciences and disorders, or K-12 physical education and health, explore our various undergraduate degrees offered by the Department of Health Sciences.
Take a leadership role in health care by becoming a professional nurse. Our School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate programs prepare you to practice nursing at an entry level or to continue advancing your nursing career.
Our new Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program is one of only a few like it in the country. This intensive, entry-level OTD program will prepare you to join this growing healthcare profession.
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is demanding and time-intensive, but it will provide you with the skills you need to thrive in the field. The employment rate for our students who have passed the National Physical Therapy Examination is 100 percent.
Physician Assistant Studies (Phoenix)
Our new Physician Assistant Program—located at our Phoenix BioMedical Campus —will equip you with the clinical and professional skills to provide high-quality medical care for Arizona citizens.
Interdisciplinary Health PhD Program
A collaborative effort between the College of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the Interdisciplinary Health (IH) PhD Program is designed to educate and train the next generation of health researchers, advocates, and educators. Program faculty provide students with opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary health-related research.