Departments & Programs
At the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, we are focused on helping everyone achieve their full potential throughout their lives. The degrees and programs offered through our departments give you the opportunity to use real science to help real people.
In addition, SHRS offers three degrees that can be earned at the school-wide level, and are not affiliated with any one department or program:
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
One in seven Americans—more than 42 million individuals—has a hearing, speech, language, or swallowing disorder. Our department provides students with the scientific grounding and problem-solving skills to help them.
This program is designed to meet the growing need for the advanced skill levels required in the EMS profession and to prepare students for the technical, clinical, and administrative challenges of a career in EMS and health care.
Health information management stands at the critical intersection of medicine, business management and information technology. It’s a field that is changing rapidly, as new technology makes information more accessible and new regulations evolve to safeguard individual privacy.
Ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, our program develops practitioners skilled in assisting people to perform the everyday tasks they need to do, want to do, and/or are expected to do.
Ranked 3rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, our highly respected PT program educates practitioners who lead the way in helping people of all ages to overcome movement and mobility challenges.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals that are either licensed or credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision.
Our students work alongside designers, engineers, and clinical professionals—the same people with whom they’ll interact once they enter the workforce. Upon graduation, our students are exceptionally well prepared to pass licensing exams and typically work in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and research labs.
Pittsburgh is a city that takes its sports very seriously, and the University of Pittsburgh provides the academic complement to that passion. Our graduates consistently achieve near-perfect pass rates on licensing and accrediting exams, then go on to work in settings such as research centers, rehabilitation clinics, and long-term care facilities.