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School of Health & Human Sciences

Graduate Programs

Whether you are looking to continue your education or make a difference in the clinic, laboratory, through events, or in the classroom, the School of Health and Human Sciences wants to help you!

We offer six graduate degrees and five professional degrees. Find out more about the programs by clicking on the links below.

  • Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate
By completing our dietetic internship program, you will be prepared for and eligible to sit for the RD exam, the first steps toward having a successful career in nutrition and dietetics.
For over 100 years, the Dietetic Internship Program has provided advanced education and supervised practice opportunities for future leaders in the application and advancement of dietetics.
  • Master of Science in Event Tourism
The M.S. in Event Tourism builds on Indianapolis’ rich reputation of stimulating economic development through well-executed events.
Graduates will understand the benefits and experiences created by fairs, festivals, sports, conferences, meetings, and cultural destinations. Each student will leave prepared to conduct research as a means to inform and improve decision making in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences
Careers in healthcare are diverse and individualized as those who are in them.  Our Masters of Health Sciences allows you to tailor the program to meet your individual needs and to help you achieve your healthcare goals.
The Master of Science in Health Sciences is a 36 hour, non-thesis program that can be completed in as little as two years. 
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
Exercise science plays a critical role in health, wellness, and disease prevention. Our graduate students become exercise specialists, personal trainers, and higher-level educators.
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
If you are currently a registered dietitian and are interested in deepening your knowledge base, enhancing your professional practice, and developing your research skills in Nutrition and Dietetics, then this program was designed for you.
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician assistants play a vital role in our health care system. Our Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program will prepare you to provide patient care in a variety of medical environments, helping to improve access to and quality of care.
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are vital in a patient’s journey to regain the skills they need to live their lives. The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program consists of both academic coursework and fieldwork experiences that will equip you with the skills to make a difference in the occupational therapy profession.

As a student of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, you will study the concepts, theory, and practice of occupational therapy with well-known professors and practitioners in healthcare communities worldwide.

  • Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy
It is no secret that the need for occupational therapy in the U.S. health care system has risen across the country. Continue providing excellent services while advancing your career through our Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.
During the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, you will be provided with critical skills that will help you meet the challenges faced by today’s occupational therapists.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

    The goal of the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs is to prepare students to make a real difference in the lives of their patients. With a comprehensive curriculum, the program will offer you a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical partnerships, both locally and nationally, to facilitate and develop clinical skills.

    You will leave the program with a sense of commitment to contribute to the health of the community and to grow personally and professionally throughout your career.

  • Dual Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy/Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
This exciting and cutting-edge dual-degree prepares the next generation of physical therapists and rehabilitation scientists. 
The dual degree offers qualified students the opportunity to become a clinician and scientist.

  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science
IUPUI's Ph.D. in exercise science is designed to prepare doctoral research scholars to create and disseminate knowledge.  
The program will provide training through a rigorous, mentor-based interdisciplinary curriculum with pedagogical and research experiences, and conduct applied and translational science research focusing on exercise science for the purposes of enhancing and prolonging quality of life.

  • Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Our Ph.D. program in health and rehabilitation sciences offers you access to faculty working on the forefront of research. Our curriculum is supported by research, teaching, and faculty already in place at IUPUI.
Our Ph.D. degree minimum requirements are 90 credit hours of advanced study. You may transfer up to 30 credit hours from your master’s degree, as approved by your advisory committee and the university graduate school.