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School of Health Professions

School of Health Professions

Health Professions

Thank you for your interest in the School of Health Professions at The University of 51 Mississippi. We are excited that you are considering one of our highly esteemed programs that include public health, athletic training, kinesiotherapy, and therapeutic recreation.  

The Dr. Lynn Cook Hartwig Public Health Program offers undergraduate degrees that includes a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with emphasis areas in Health Policy and Administration, Health Education, and Allied Health. Students graduating with an undergraduate degree are prepared to obtain jobs in various health settings, including community health programs, health clinics, hospitals, government-sponsored health programs, and state and local health departments. For the Master’s of Public Health degree, students can choose from three public health emphasis areas: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Promotion and Health Behavior, Health Policy and Administration. Graduates are qualified for upper-level jobs in health administration, research or education in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, state and regional health departments, and industry and government agencies.

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Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

The Kinesiotherapy Program is the only Kinesiotherapy Program in the southeast region of the United States.  Registered kinesiotherapists work closely with health care providers including; physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The kinesiotherapy major is an excellent choice if you wish to pursue graduate studies in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or prosthetics and orthotics.

The Recreational Therapy major is a baccalaureate program that prepares students for certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Graduates with a B.S. degree or higher in Recreational Therapy are eligible to apply to the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) for certification, and are awarded certification upon successful completion of the national exam.

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The Dr. Lynn Cook Hartwig Public Health Program is accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Kinesiotherapy Program is accredited by the American Kinesiotherapy Association.

Accreditation

The Dr. Lynn Cook Hartwig Public Health Program is accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Kinesiotherapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) by recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy (CoA-KT).

The Recreational Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) by recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE).

The Physician Assistant Program is currently undergoing Provisional Accreditation review by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

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School of Health Professions

Elizabeth Harkins Hall

118 College Dr. #5122
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus 

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shpFREEMississippi

 Phone
 601.266.5437

Kinesio-therapists

25% of currently registered kinesio-therapists in the U.S. are graduates from 51 Miss

Athletic Training program

100% overall pass rate for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program

Public Health

Ranked in the 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Public Health