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Why UIndy?

  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than 100 years of experience training the workforce
  • Located just 10 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis
  • Flexible class options including weekends, evenings, and many available online
  • Competitive graduate assistantship available (assistantships only available for select graduate programs)

You're meant to help others. It's what drives you. Armed with an advanced degree from the University of Indianapolis, you will be prepared to treat others. All while treating yourself to a satisfying career.

Graduate Programs Available Through the College of Health Sciences

Master's Programs

Exercise Science

The Master of Science in Exercise Science program at UIndy provides two distinct areas of academic and experiential focus -- human performance and clinical exercise physiology. The human performance emphasis is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skill set for a career as a strength and conditioning practitioner across many diverse settings. The clinical exercise physiology emphasis will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and experiences to provide preventative and rehabilitative exercise programming for diverse clinical populations. You will gain in-depth knowledge and experiences for your chosen fields while also having the opportunity to complete an optional research thesis on a topic of your choice.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Exercise Science (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 34.5
  • Tuition: $456 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: On campus, face-to-face learning.
Athletic Training

Strengthen your knowledge of athletic training with this fast-paced program. Students gain hands-on clinical skills in multiple clinical placements. The program covers five semesters of clinical education both on and off campus at various clinical sites, such as local high schools, colleges and universities, outpatient clinics, and physician offices. AT classrooms feature treatment tables for practicing injury assessments and treatment modalities, and learning opportunities also take place in nursing simulation labs and the full suite of UIndy athletic facilities.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
  • Total Credit Hours: 65
  • Tuition: $730 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Traditional on-campus
Sport Management

Turn your passion for sports into a career in sports management. Whether in or out of the classroom, students are challenged with case studies, group discussions, and professional development opportunities. Class topics address relevant and current issues affecting the administration of intercollegiate athletics programs, including compliance, ticket office management, and media relations. Learning experiences are further enhanced through career advice and interactions with athletics personnel at the institutional level, conference level, and the NCAA. Classes are predominately online, but meet in person once a month, on weeknights allowing students to maintain employment throughout the program.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Sport Management (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 33
  • Tuition: $528 per credit*
  • Course Format: Hybrid course model lets you complete much of your coursework online while meeting face-to-face several times each semester. Students can choose to pursue either an accelerated, 12-month, curriculum plan or a standard, 21-month, curriculum plan.
Occupational Therapy

Looking to start a career in occupational therapy? This program is ideal for career-changers who already have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and want to continue working while attending one of the top-ranked OT schools in the nation. The program is also great for individuals who would like to work while pursuing a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree. Classes take place on campus two days per week. An emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice.

  • Degree: Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Total Credit Hours: 76
  • Tuition: $966 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Classes take place on campus two days per week.
Healthcare Administration (online only)

Make a difference with your education. The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration prepares students to plan, direct, and oversee medical care and services. Two concentrations are available. Long-term care management is suited for those looking to work as administrators in skilled health care facilities or assisted living and residential care facilities. Home and community-based care prepares students for positions in hospice organizations, home health care agencies, and a variety of other outpatient care centers.

  • Degree: Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $572 per credit*
  • Course Format: All courses offered in a flexible online format
Public Health

Acquire the professional knowledge and skills to enter the high-growth field of public health. The MPH is a professional degree program and combines academic preparation in current public health knowledge with planned, community-based projects embedded throughout the program, plus an intensive professional practice experience. This unique curriculum, with a concentration on health disparities, provides students the ability to practice essential skills for improving population health such as program planning, grant writing, culturally competent communication, and advocacy.

  • Degree: Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Total Credit Hours: 45
  • Tuition: $620 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Offered in an online format with only four synchronous weekend intensives over two years
Aging Studies (online only)

The Master of Science in Aging Studies addresses the needs of traditional, non-traditional, and post-professional students who want to enhance their knowledge of aging populations and develop key skills needed for working with older adults. You'll learn both basic theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to promote a positive and holistic view of aging.

Interested in dual degree programs related to health and aging? Learn more here.

  • Degree: Master of Science (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Tuition: $566 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: 100% online—you choose how many classes to take at a time as long as the program is completed within five years.

Doctoral Programs

Occupational Therapy

Looking to start a practice in occupational therapy? In this program, students evolve into innovative practitioners who are critical thinkers in the development of scholarship, integrating evidence and practice. Learning opportunities cultivate leaders with high standards of professionalism in existing and emerging practice areas. The program is taught in a traditional classroom setting, using a combination of lecture and hands-on lab coursework. Students graduate after three years of academic work which includes 24 weeks of full time fieldwork and a 14-week capstone placement.

  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)
  • Total Credit Hours: 105
  • Tuition:
    • $31,496 flat fee per year (fall & winter semesters combined)*
    • $8,496 flat fee per year (summer term)*
  • Course Format: Taught in traditional classroom setting, using a combination of lecture and hands-on lab coursework
Physical Therapy

Join the school of physical therapy that's ranked in the top 25 percent of PT programs by U.S. News & World Report — the UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy. DPT offers a traditional classroom and laboratory program that enables students to pursue their doctoral degree in one of two tracks: Research, in which a student participates in a faculty-designed research project, or Professional Development, which allows students to explore an area of practice or better understand an interdisciplinary team approach to care. DPT students also experience 39 weeks of full-time, supervised clinical practice.

  • Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Total Credit Hours: 115
  • Tuition:
    • $31,496 flat fee per year (fall & winter semesters combined)*
    • $8,368 flat fee per year (summer term)*
  • Course Format: classes take place on weekdays in a traditional classroom and laboratory setting
Health Sciences (online only)

Work interprofessionally with students from multiple health-related professions to gain advanced knowledge and skills to positively impact health practices in today's complex societies. Graduates are prepared to serve as leaders, advocates, educators, and scholars in health science. After completing their coursework, students conduct a dissertation. Interested individuals must have at least two years experience in a health-related field.

  • Degree: Doctor of Health Science (DHSc)
  • Total Credit Hours: 60
  • Tuition: $574 per credit hour*
  • Independent study: $916 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: Online coursework with two required on-campus sessions at the start of year one and two. Students must also come to campus to defend their dissertation.

Also available as a dual degree in Aging Studies or Public Health.

Associate’s Programs

Physical Therapy Assistant

The PTA program at UIndy is a 62-credit hour program and is designed to be completed in two years. While not a graduate degree program, this associate's degree is for people who have a passion for helping other people. In addition to learning technical skills, you will also learn how to communicate effectively with patients and therapists, and that puts them one step closer to reaching their goals. This program provides you with a great point of entry into the field of physical therapy.

  • Degree: Associate’s Degree
  • Total Credit Hours: 62
  • Tuition: $1,022 per credit hour.* Please contact the program for additional information as rates vary per student type.
  • Course Format: In Person

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree is not a graduate-level degree but is handled by the graduate department. The PTA program provides students with an associate degree upon completion.

Graduate Certificates

Health Professions Education (online only)

Do you have a graduate degree in healthcare but a desire to teach in academia? Being well-versed in the healthcare profession is not enough to make a great teacher. The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (HPE) at the University of Indianapolis is designed to help practitioners make the transition to the classroom by providing a comprehensive program to prepare health professionals to successfully make the move from practice to the classroom.

  • Degree: Graduate Certificate
  • Total Credit Hours: 15
  • Tuition: $574 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: 100% online
Aging Studies (online only)

The Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies program is open to students who have a bachelor's degree or higher. The program is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have an interest in the aging population or who may currently work in the field of aging but would like to increase or formalize their knowledge. Credits earned in this Certificate program may be applied to the MS in Aging Studies degree and may be transferable to another graduate or post-professional program, plan of study, or curriculum. This Certificate may be combined with other UIndy graduate programs, allowing for shared credits, as a dual program.

  • Degree: Graduate Certificate
  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Tuition: $566 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: 100% online coursework and must be completed in three years

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*Tuition is based on the 2022-23 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.