Program Fact Sheets 2020

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The Osborne College of Audiology, the first and only stand alone College of Audiology in the nation, offers a Doctor of Audiology (AuD).

DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY

ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM (THREE & FOUR-YEAR TRACKS)

Why Salus? • Immediate, first-term clinical experience with direct patient care in the second term • The Pennsylvania Ear Institute, our on-campus clinical facility, provides hands-on training and exposes students to a wide range of hearing and balance disorders and business management • Vital clinical skills practice time is available seven days a week in pre-clinical training labs

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at CSDCAS Complete at least 90 undergraduate semester hours from an accredited institution (or equivalent quarter hours) Complete the prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher Complete the GRE Exam

• Extensive clinical education through clerkships and externships

Submit three letters of recommendation

• Students enter the profession with more than 2,500 hours of clinical experience with patients ranging from pediatric to elderly populations

Shadow a practicing audiologist(s) for at least one day (7.5 hours min.) For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines, visit salus.edu/admissions

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Job Outlook/Professional Highlights

Professional options include:

Audiology is one of the fastest growing professions in the country today, with hearing and balance disorders increasing as the population ages.

• Private practice offices and physicians’ offices

As an audiologist, you will join more than 13,000 practicing audiologists in the U.S. and stand at the center of the team providing advanced hearing care and:

• Rehabilitation centers

• Evaluate, diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders • Prescribe and fit prosthetic devices to patients with hearing impairments • Direct rehabilitative programs for the hearing and balance impaired • Design and direct programs to identify newborns with hearing impairments

• Public and private schools • Community clinical sites • State and federal government agencies • Industry with hearing conservation programs, community hearing and speech centers, hospitals, residential health facilities, colleges and universities, and health departments • Long-term care facilities • Research laboratories

• Assist children with learning disabilities and central auditory processing disorders • Identify, prevent, evaluate and treat a variety of hearing disorders

About Salus • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Primary care philosophy and holistic approach assesses the whole patient for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation • Exceptional clinical training sequence that begins early and includes externships and fieldwork in a variety of healthcare delivery settings • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences as well as clinical problem-solving • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For program specific information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation.


BIOMEDICINE PROGRAM (PhD or MSc) Why Salus?

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

• Flexible learning options include on and off-campus, full time or part time

Complete an application at GradCAS

• Students are able to continue to work in current position while completing the program

Complete an undergraduate (for the MSc program) or graduate degree (for

• Master’s and doctoral students in Biomedicine will be trained to: • • • • •

Develop and implement a quality research project Gather quality data using advanced research techniques Interpret and analyze research data Understand ethical and confidentiality mandates Write and publish findings in professional journals

the PhD program)

Submit a CV/Educational Resume Write a Life Experience Essay and a Statement of Interest Essay Submit two letters of recommendation For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Job Outlook/Professional Highlights In response to increased demand for graduate training in biomedicine, Salus University's Biomedicine degree programs are designed for individuals who wish to secure research credentials, currently work (or intend to work) in health sciences, and/or seek an opportunity for career advancement in their field.

Options for specialization may include: • Speech-Language Pathology • Optometry • Audiology • Occupational Therapy • Physician Assistant Studies • Rehabilitation Sciences • Biological Sciences • Any area of health science

About Salus • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Salus University Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or salus.edu/admissions.


Salus University is the first institution in the country to offer four master’s degree programs and certificates in the field of Blindness and Low Vision Studies. These programs combine distance learning education, on-campus residencies, and extensive fieldwork experiences.

BLINDNESS AND LOW VISION STUDIES Master’s degrees and certificates are available in the following areas: • Low Vision Rehabilitation • Orientation and Mobility • Education of Children and Youth with Visual Impairments • Vision Rehabilitation Therapy All applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in order to be admitted to a program in the Salus University Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Transcripts: All applicants are responsible for having official transcripts for every college or university attended sent directly to the Salus University Office of Admissions, regardless of whether a degree has been received from that particular institution or not. These official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work should be mailed directly to Salus University, not issued to the student.

APPLICATION PROCESS Applications for the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies are accepted each semester with the following deadlines: • Fall Semester - June 30 • Spring Semester - October 31 • Summer Semester - March 15

Statement of Purpose (minimum 250 words): Applicants must submit a statement explaining their purpose and motivation in undertaking graduate studies in the selected program.

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National Test Scores: Applicants who do not have a graduate degree must have achieved acceptable levels of performance on a national test, such as Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Optometry Admission Test (OAT). The applicant may choose the test based upon his/her professional preparation and program interest. Scores need to be sent directly to the Salus University Office of Admissions. Test scores must be no more than seven years old. When having your scores sent, please use the following institutional codes: •

MAT: Please use the institution code “2556” to have your scores sent directly to Salus University.

GRE: Please use institution code is “2645” to have your scores sent directly to Salus University.

Job Resumé/Curriculum Vitae: All applicants must submit an educational and job resumé/curriculum vitae. This should include the applicant’s education, work experience, publications, and honors or achievements to date. Essays: Applicants must submit an essay for one of the options provided in the application. Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $100 made payable to Salus University. Background Clearances: Applicants to Blindness and Low Vision Studies programs must submit copies of current Child Abuse History, State Police and FBI clearances at the time of matriculation to the program. The clearance requirements process differs by state; please investigate the process for your state of residence. Letters of Reference: Applications must include three letters of reference highlighting academic and professional skills and addressing applicant qualities in relation to working in the field of Blindness and Low Vision education and rehabilitation. For more detailed information regarding the admissions process, please visit salus.edu/BLVS Gainful Employment data for graduates of certificate programs can be found at salus.edu/gainful-employment

FOR MORE INFORMATION Salus University Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact 215.780.1301 or email admissions@salus.edu.


The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation offers a 23-month, entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree program, designed to give students the basic skills they need as a direct care provider, consultant, educator, manager, researcher and advocate for both the profession and the consumer.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MSOT) MASTER OF SCIENCE Why Salus? • Fieldwork education, or apprenticeship, is an integral part of the MSOT program • Cadaveric dissections led by an anatomist • Distinguished, highly dedicated faculty • Emphasis on clinical skills development and evidence based practice • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for new and evolving clinical skills • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at OTCAS Complete a bachelor’s degree (minimum overall GPA of 3.0 recommended)

Complete the prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘B-‘ or higher Submit GRE exam scores (optional) Submit three letters of recommendation Shadow a licensed occupational therapist(s) in both pediatric and adult settings (recommended but not required) For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Mission of Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Program The mission of the Salus University Occupational Therapy (OT) program is to provide an interprofessional academic experience that is grounded in the core principles of occupation and influenced by emerging knowledge and technologies, leading to improved health and well-being for the individuals, communities, and populations that graduates will serve.

Accreditation The Salus MSOT program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) (acoteonline.org) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Occupational Therapy Association 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 301.652.2682

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For program specific information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation


The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation’s post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program uniquely positions you as a future leader, advanced content expert or academic with an emphasis on interprofessional collaboration. Choose a specialty track that meets your needs and interests, including Remedial Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision Rehabilitation, and Health and Wellness.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OTD) POST-PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE & SPECIALTY TRACK CERTIFICATES

What We Offer:

WHY SALUS?

Learn online: All but two courses are online using interactive, computer-based technology Learn didactically and experientially: Come twice to our beautiful campus in suburban Philadelphia to study face-toface with our faculty and engage in dynamic hands-on learning activities and community-based experiences during two five-day on-campus courses. Each consists of one weekend and the three days preceding or following it

• Distinguished, highly dedicated faculty • Three cutting-edge Specialty Track options (as part of the OTD or as a stand-alone 12-credit Specialty Certificate) • Hands-on learning in oncampus clinical facilities

Flexible Learning Options: Complete in as little as 16 months or as long as six years Total Credit Hours: 30

• Emphasis on clinical management and life-long learning strategies

• Competitively priced

Cohort begins every January *September start also available

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Choose One Specialty Track: A ) Low Vision Rehabilitation: This track prepares occupational therapists to specialize in working with persons with severe visual impairments via state-of-the-art training from an internationally recognized faculty of experts in the field of low vision. Courses concentrate on low vision assessment and intervention techniques to enhance participation in occupations and daily living skills for clients for whom vision impacts their independence and quality of life. B ) Remedial Vision Rehabilitation - Pediatrics and Acquired Brain Injury: This track is designed to enable occupational therapists to gain a comprehensive understanding of vision problems prevalent in acquired brain injury and pediatric populations. Students will learn how to screen for the most commonly occurring problems and perform remedial vision rehabilitation for clients with these problems in an ongoing collaboration with an optometrist. C ) Health and Wellness*: This track is designed to enable occupational therapists from any area of clinical practice to develop advanced/evidence-based expertise in holistic and innovative healthcare skills to assist individuals, groups or populations with or at-risk for chronic illness or disability. Students will be exposed to health assessment and health promotion activities across the life span, global and cultural perspectives, community initiatives, and primary care. * Including Special Focus in Women’s Health

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For program specific information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation


The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) follows a legacy that began in 1919, when PCO created a four-year degree program set the standard for all other institutions of optometry that exist today. During our century-long and proud history, PCO has pioneered some of the most influential innovations in post-graduate optometric education worldwide.

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY ACCELERATED SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Why Salus? • Complete the Doctor of Optometry degree in a 36-month, year-round, campus-based program • Guided, independent and case-based learning that complements lecture and laboratory instruction • Small group learning experiences • Early, extensive clinical experiences • The Eye Institute (TEI) and its satellites serve as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s clinical teaching facilities where students collaborate with optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and optometric technicians • Newest technology, including a virtual reality lab

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at OptomCAS Complete a bachelor’s degree with a recommended overall GPA of 3.5 or higher Complete the prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher Take the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) and achieve a recommended Academic Average score of 330 or higher Submit three letters of recommendation Complete a minimum of 100 hours of healthcare experience (an optometric setting is highly recommended)

For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines, visit salus.edu/admissions

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Job Outlook/Professional Highlights Optometry is a dynamic and challenging profession that provides practitioners the opportunity to help people and at the same time, achieve personal growth, gain community respect, enjoy great work-life balance and financial success. • Optometry is one of top 10 income-earning professions in the country today

Professional options include: • Private or group practice • Private industry • Public health services • Armed Forces • Community health centers

• Optometrists diagnose and treat eye diseases, prescribe optical devices, direct pre-and postoperative care of refractive and laser surgery patients, help children with learning disabilities through vision therapy, and provide vision rehabilitation services to people with severe vision impairments

About Salus • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Primary care philosophy and holistic approach assesses the whole patient for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation • Exceptional clinical training sequence that begins early and includes externships and fieldwork in a variety of healthcare delivery settings • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences as well as clinical problem-solving • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For program specific information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation.


The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) follows a legacy that began in 1919, when PCO created a four-year degree program that set the standard for all other institutions of optometry that exist today. During our century-long and proud history, PCO has pioneered some of the most influential innovations in post-graduate optometric education worldwide.

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY TRADITIONAL PROGRAM Why Salus? • Early hands-on clinical experience and an extensive externship program • Small group learning experiences • Program can be enhanced with advanced studies and elective courses and/or a residency program • The Eye Institute (TEI) and its satellites serve as PCO’s clinical teaching facilities where students collaborate with optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and optometric technicians • Newest technology, including a virtual reality lab

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at OptomCAS Complete the supplemental application by taking the CASPer Assessment Test Complete at least 90 undergraduate semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) Complete the prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher Take the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) or the GRE exam Submit three letters of recommendation Shadow a practicing optometrist(s) or ophthalmalogist(s) for a minimum of 25 hours For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines, visit salus.edu/admissions

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Job Outlook/Professional Highlights

Professional options include:

Optometry is a dynamic and challenging profession that provides practitioners the opportunity to help people and, at the same time, achieve personal growth, gain community respect, enjoy a great worklife balance and financial success.

• Private and group practice

• Optometry is one of top 10 income-earning professions in the country today

• Community health centers

• Private industry • Public health services • Armed Forces

• Optometrists diagnose and treat eye diseases, prescribe optical devices, direct pre-and post-operative care of refractive and laser surgery patients, help children with learning disabilities through vision training, and provide vision rehabilitation services to people with severe vision impairments

About Salus • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Primary care philosophy and holistic approach that assesses the whole patient for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation • Exceptional clinical training sequence that begins early and includes externships and fieldwork in a variety of healthcare delivery settings • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences as well as clinical problem-solving • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For program specific information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation.


The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation offers a competitive, full-time, 25-month Physician Assistant Studies program. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

MASTER OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (MMS)

Why Salus? • Patient-centered program with a primary care philosophy and holistic approach • Patient care experiences integrated throughout the first year • Evidence-based instruction founded in the biomedical and clinical sciences

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at CASPA Complete a bachelor’s degree (minimum overall and science GPA of 3.0 required) Complete the prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘C-‘ or higher Take the GRE Exam

• Onsite full cadaver dissection lab and standardized patient simulation lab

Submit three letters of recommendation

• Innovative teaching integral to the development of critical thinking skills

Complete a minimum of 300 hours of direct patient care experience

• Curricular design which facilitates met competency outcomes offering eight core and two elective rotations • Service learning opportunities

Shadow a practicing physician assistant(s) for a minimum of 20 hours (various medical disciplines highly encouraged) For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Job Outlook/Professional Highlights The Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program is based on the University’s legacy of excellence in clinical education. The Physician Assistant profession is currently among the top five growing careers in the nation. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, Physician Assistants: • • • • • •

Conduct physical exams Diagnose and treat illnesses Order and interpret tests Counsel on preventive healthcare Assist in surgery Have prescriptive rights in all states

Practice options include: • Physicians’ offices • Hospitals • Clinics, community health centers • Military and Veterans’ Administration installations • Various specialties such as: • • • • • • •

Surgery Neurology Pediatrics Obstetrics Oncology Geriatrics Other specialty areas

About Salus • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Primary care philosophy and holistic approach that assesses the whole patient for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation • Exceptional clinical training sequence that begins early and includes clinical practice experiences in a variety of healthcare delivery settings • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences as well as clinical problem-solving • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For program specific information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation


The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation’s Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) provides future SLPs with a strong academic, scientific and clinical foundation for their future careers. The SLP program incorporates challenging coursework in specific areas such as aphasia, motor speech disorders and autism spectrum disorders in conjunction with early clinical experience.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS)

Why Salus? • Early clinical experience to include work in the University’s on-campus clinical facility, the Speech-Language Institute, starting in the first year • The Speech-Language Pathology program incorporates challenging coursework in specific areas such as swallowing disorders, motor speech disorders and autism spectrum disorders

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at CSDCAS Complete a bachelor’s degree (minimum overall GPA of 3.0 recommended)

Complete the prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘B-‘ or higher Take the GRE Exam Submit three letters of recommendation

• Work with a variety of clients to hone their clinical skills in a multitude of real-world situations

Shadow a certified speech-language pathologist(s) for a minimum of 25 hours in a live, interactive clinical setting

• Rotate through several off-site externships

(a minimum of two different SLP settings are highly recommended) For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

Office of International and Continuing Education 215.780.1382

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Job Outlook/Professional Highlights Speech-Language Pathology is a booming career path filled with life-long learning, problem solving and daily challenges. Recently ranked number 18 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Health Care Jobs list and number 23 on The 100 Best Jobs list, this promising profession is projected to grow faster than average (21 percent) within a 10-year time frame, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Professional options include: • Hospitals • Public and private schools • Rehabilitation facilities • Private practices

Focus in: • Articulation disorders • Voice and resonance disorders • Fluency (stuttering) disorders • Receptive and expressive language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) disorders • Feeding and swallowing disorders • Cognitive disorders – affecting memory, attention, reasoning, problem solving, orientation, judgment, or executive functioning • Social communication disorders – affecting one’s ability to use and interpret language in social situations • Accent modification – modifying or reducing accented speech for non-native English speakers or speakers with regional accents

About Salus • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Primary care philosophy and holistic approach that assesses the whole patient for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation • Exceptional clinical training sequence that begins early and includes externships and fieldwork in a variety of healthcare delivery settings • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences as well as clinical problem-solving • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Salus University Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or salus.edu/admissions. Facebook.com/SalusUniversity

VISION REHABILITATION THERAPY The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation offers a Master of Science (MS) Degree and a Certificate and in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT).

Why Salus? • Both programs prepare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools to provide comprehensive instruction and training in activities of daily living to facilitate safe and independent living to/for individuals who are blind or visually impaired

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at GradCAS Complete a Bachelor’s degree Submit a CV/Resume

• Students gain expertise in related fields such as occupational therapy, psychology, social work, gerontology, special education in visual impairment and orientation and mobility • VRT programs at Salus satisfy the requirements for national certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)

Write a Statement of Purpose Submit three letters of recommendation For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Career Description: • Help vastly improve the quality of life of individuals with congenital visual impairment or vision loss by restoring independence. • Work with a broad and diverse population, including transition aged youth through older adulthood. • Demonstrate adaptive strategies and techniques for performing activities of daily living in the areas of home management, personal management, communications, personal adjustment to vision impairment, home maintenance, recreation and leisure, assistive technology, transition and employment services, and dissemination of information and resources.

Work Environments: • Home care • Rehabilitation Centers • Hospitals (i.e. Veterans Administration) • Assisted living facilities • School settings (i.e. College/University) • Work sites and community environments

Career Advantages: • Rewarding career with the ability to positively impact an individual’s life • Critical shortage and need for specialized professionals in the blindness and low vision fields • Positions available nationally and internationally • Work one-on-one with clients

EMPLOYMENT DATA: Gainful employment data for graduates of certificate programs can be found at salus.edu/gainful-employment


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Salus University Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or salus.edu/admissions. Facebook.com/SalusUniversity

LOW VISION REHABILITATION The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation offers a Master of Science (MS) Degree and Certificate Program in Low Vision Rehabilitation (LVR).

Why Salus? • The interdisciplinary programs in the Blindness & Low Vision Studies department prepare professionals to work effectively in clinical rehabilitation and educational settings with people of all ages who have low vision. Emphasis is placed on a team approach to implementing low vision assessments and interventions

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at GradCAS Complete a Bachelor’s degree Submit a CV/Resume

• The University’s Low Vision Rehabilitation coursework and supervised fieldwork experience satisfy the requirements for certification by the Academy for the Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) • Programs in Blindness and Low Vision Studies were first developed at the University’s founding college, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, in 1983, making Salus the first institution in the country to offer four master’s degrees and certificates

Write a Statement of Purpose Submit three letters of recommendation For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Career Description: • Educate people who have low vision and their caregivers, teachers and others on ways to maximize vision • Implement strategies to make environments and materials more accessible for people who have low vision

Career Advantages: • Every day is different, interesting, and challenging • Rewarding career working one-on-one • Positions available internationally

• Help individuals who have lost vision to see again using accomodations and adaptations

Work Environments: • Low vision clinics at sites • Eye care professional practices • Hospitals and rehabilitation centers • Home care • All schools

EMPLOYMENT DATA: Gainful employment data for graduates of certificate programs can be found at salus.edu/gainful-employment


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Salus University Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or salus.edu/admissions. Facebook.com/SalusUniversity

EDUCATORS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation offers a Master of Education (MEd) in Blindness and Visual Impairment Degree and a Certificate for Educators of Children and Youth with Visual Impairments.

Why Salus?

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

• These competency-based programs offer coursework and practical experiences that develop the necessary knowledge and skills required for the instruction of infants, children and youth who are blind or visually impaired, and those with multiple disabilities • The program is aligned with standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Visual Impairment and Deaf Blindness

Complete an application at GradCAS Complete a Bachelor’s degree Submit a CV/Resume Write a Statement of Purpose Submit three letters of recommendation Submit a copy of your teaching certificate For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Career Description:

Work Environments:

• Serve as the educational team’s expert on blindness and visual impairment

• Private and public schools

• Collaborate with and learn from families and other professionals to increase student independence

• Student group homes

• Incorporate the use of braille, assistive technology and other communication modes within instruction

• Schools for the blind and visually impaired • Government agencies • Universities

Career Advantages: • Learn the braille code

• Teach students how to advocate for their needs and accommodations

• Tuition grants and stipends are often available

• Prepare students for college and competitive employment

• Work according to the academic calendar • Teach one-on-one or teach a class of students • Employment often secured before graduation

EMPLOYMENT DATA: Gainful employment data for graduates of certificate programs can be found at salus.edu/gainful-employment


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Salus University Office of Admissions welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or salus.edu/admissions. Facebook.com/SalusUniversity

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation offers both Master of Science (MS) Degree and a Certificate Program in Orientation and Mobility (O&M).

Why Salus? ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

• Prepares O&M specialists with the knowledge and skills needed to teach those with blindness or vision impairments skills to remain oriented in their environment and mobility skills to be independent within their environments

Complete an application at GradCAS Complete a Bachelor’s degree Submit a CV/Resume Write a Statement of Purpose

• The program can be completed in four semesters full time or part time • Students are prepared for the requirements for the national certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)

Submit three letters of recommendation For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines visit salus.edu/admissions

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Career Description: • Individualized instruction includes effective use of remaining senses, concept development, orientation skills, problemsolving skills, use of a long cane or other mobility systems, instruction in the use of optical and/or electronic devices, and travel in a variety of settings including the use of public transportation when appropriate.

Career Advantages: • Every day is dynamic, different, and challenging • Grants and/or stipends for tuition are often available

Certification Requirements: Visit acvrep.org

Work Environments: • Rehabilitation agencies • Veterans Administration Medical Centers • Schools including public, private and schools for the blind/visually impaired • State organizations for the visually impaired

EMPLOYMENT DATA: Gainful employment data for graduates of certificate programs can be found at salus.edu/gainful-employment


Salus University Osborne College of Audiology is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for Distance Education Programs.

DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS Online AuD Degree (Bridge) Program The primary goal of this AuD Program is to prepare practicing audiologists in the U.S. and other countries to gain a professional doctorate degree in Audiology (AuD) by giving them the opportunity to enhance their professional and clinical capabilities and stay abreast of advances in theoretical, diagnostic and rehabilitation issues in auditory science and audiology. The online AuD Bridge Program is designed to enhance the students’ current level of experience in various areas of audiology, while focusing on the core competencies in the area of Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Sciences, and Remedial Sciences and Professional issues. These core competencies are based upon Salus University Osborne College of Audiology’s core philosophy in preparing an audiologist to compete in today’s dynamic and competitive healthcare services. You will see that our program of study reflects this objective.

International MSc in Clinical Audiology Program The primary goal of the MSCA degree program is to offer international audiology practitioners the chance to advance their knowledge and skills in audiologic care and to experience specialized fellowship training within a specific content area. This degree program features biomedical and audiologic sciences, clinical sciences, research design and application, and small group learning experiences, delivered in 54 semester hour credits over a 22-month period. This is a hybrid program with both face-to-face learning supplemented by online content, hands-on workshops and supervised clinical training.

Certificate Programs: • Advanced Studies Cochlear Implants • Advanced Studies Vestibular Sciences and Disorders • Advanced Studies Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Advanced Studies Certificate Programs Taught entirely online, the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs prepare audiologists to become experts in a specialized area. Each curriculum is designed to expand students’ knowledge, provide needed skills and expertise, build confidence in the delivery of clinical services and present the latest on the state-of-science in each specialty area’s technology and treatment, with special emphasis on current research and evidence.

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Salus (Summer) Workshop Series The goal of these workshops is to provide an update on advanced and current science in the specific topic of study for the workshop, review clinical implications, and provide hands-on-training using the tools and techniques discussed in order to improve clinical practice. The workshops are designed to have an immediate impact on the participant’s clinical service delivery and are taught by faculty who are distinguished by their expertise in the areas they will teach. Workshop registrants should be current audiology practitioners/educators/clinicians. Each fourday workshop includes lectures and hands-on practice.

Salus University OCA Core Philosophy:

FOR MORE INFORMATION Salus University Osborne College of Audiology welcomes inquiries by prospective students. For more information, contact admissions@salus.edu or 800.824.6262 Facebook.com/SalusUniversity


Salus University offers a competitive 30-week Post-baccalaureate program in Health Sciences. The program is designed for full-time students to complete in two semesters. Students who wish to complete the program on a part-time basis will have an individualized course of study.

POST-BACCALAUREATE IN HEALTH SCIENCES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Why Salus? • Graduate level courses designed to strengthen students’ background in health sciences • Faculty and staff dedicated to the education of healthcare professionals • Development of academic skills in preparation for a graduate or professional health science degree • Development of scientific skills for a foundation in health sciences • Clinical and patient observation in Salus University’s clinical facilities* • Career and academic guidance for future professional success

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Complete an application at GradCAS Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution Submit official undergraduate transcripts Submit two short-answer essays (250 words maximum) Submit a CV/Resume Submit one letter of recommendation For specific details on the above admissions requirements and deadlines, visit salus.edu/admissions

• Ability to take classes ‘a la carte * Only students enrolled full-time are eligible for patient observation

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What is a Post-baccalaureate? Post-baccalaureate programs are for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or are working toward a secondary degree from an accredited institution. According to U.S. News and World Report, benefits to completing a Post-baccalaureate program are many - it can provide an opportunity to take required prerequisite courses after undergraduate graduation, boost a competitive GPA or help students become better prepared for admission to a professional, graduate or medical school.

About Salus And Its Programs • Commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary training • Primary care philosophy and holistic approach that assesses the whole patient for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation • Exceptional clinical training sequence that begins early and includes clinical practice experiences in a variety of healthcare delivery settings • Innovative learning strategies that include small group, interactive, and self-directed learning experiences as well as clinical problem-solving • Integration of cutting-edge technologies to prepare students for ever-evolving professions • Commitment to the ongoing professional and personal development and the success of each student

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact 800.824.6262 (choose option 1) or visit salus.edu/admissions. Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For information about accreditation, visit salus.edu/accreditation.