Within The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, there are five academic departments: Kinesiology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Rehabilitation Services. Undergraduate programs include Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Services. Graduate programs include the master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and Rehabilitation Counseling, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) as well Pharmaceutical Science (Ph.D.). Students are actively involved with faculty initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the community through health education/promotion.
The Kinesiology program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is designed to develop competent professionals in the field of exercise science and to prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities. Students will receive quality academic instruction that incorporate both classroom and supervised practical experiences.
The School of Pharmacy is dedicated to developing exemplary pharmacy professionals and scholars who are committed to patient-centered care, lifelong learning, discovery, and service for diverse communities of the Delmarva Peninsula, the State of Maryland, and around the world.
The Department of Physical Therapy prepares individuals to become knowledgeable and competent practitioners in the field of physical therapy by using current clinical and theoretical concepts, expanding the knowledge base of physical therapy through research, and providing physical therapy services to the Eastern Shore and the State of Maryland. Graduates will be prepared to carry out the expanding responsibilities as autonomous health care providers.
The Physician Assistant Program at UMES is a Master of Medical Science degree granting program. The program, committed to providing equal opportunity, promotes health and wellness through the provision of quality primary health care education. Our diverse environment values the discovery of knowledge, the development and dissemination, and practical application of that knowledge through community outreach and service.
The goals of the Department of Rehabilitation are to prepare highly qualified professionals for human service positions in a variety of public sector, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit rehabilitation settings. Additionally, the department prepares undergraduate students to continue their education to enter graduate programs in Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and a variety of other allied health and human service programs.