Rehabilitation

For people interested in enhancing independence as well as physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist

What does a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist do?

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists educate, monitor, and support patients with various conditions after their initial diagnosis of asthma, heart attack, angina, coronary artery disease, and other conditions. These professionals achieve these goals through creating customized exercise plans, making sure the patient understands their condition, and suggesting treatment options.  

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Chiropractor

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors are allied health care specialists that diagnose and treat patients through using the body’s own ability to heal itself without pharmacological intervention. They focus on the relationship between the body’s nervous system and structure (mainly the spine) to prevent or restore the patient’s health by using hands-on techniques to adjust imbalances in a patient’s skeletal system (the spine).

Which undergraduate majors might be right for you?

Occupational Therapist

What does an occupational therapist do?

Occupational therapists focus on the health and wellness rehabilitation of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives due to physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems. They use the "occupations" of self-care, work, and play/leisure activities to increase independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability. 

Which undergraduate majors might be right for you?

If the major is full, considering the following pathways to graduate school:

*Combine these majors with an occupational science minor

Physical Therapy

What does an occupational therapist do?

Physical therapists specialize in diagnosing and treating movement dysfunctions through stretching, exercising, manual manipulation, and other modalities. They educate patients on proper exercise techniques, provide at home exercises to enhance the rehabilitation, and assist in the proper use of rehabilitative medical equipment.

Which undergraduate majors might be right for you?

If the major is full, considering the following pathways to graduate school:

*Combine these majors with an occupational science minor

Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist

What does a Speech-language pathologist or audiologist do?

Speech language pathologists evaluate and treat children/ adults with speech, language, and swallowing difficulties that are the result of a congenital disorder, illness, surgery, stroke or injury. Audiologists diagnose and treat patients with hearing, central auditory processing disorders, and balance dysfunctions by measuring their hearing abilities and auditory functioning.

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Recreational Therapist

What does a recreational therapist do?

Recreational therapists use both client-focused intervention techniques and evidence based on practice to enhance people's physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being through leisure activities such as games, sports, and crafts.

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