Did you see us in the latest issue of Fresno State Magazine? Many new and bold developments are occurring within our college and we are excited to see them all highlighted in the latest fall 2014 issue!

Not One, but TWO Doctoral Programs

The issue mentions that Fresno State reached a momentous milestone in 2007, by becoming the first California State University (CSU) campus to offer post-baccalaureate doctoral degrees. Seven years later, Fresno State is home to three total doctoral programs – and it we are proud to note that two of those three are housed right here in the College of Health and Human Services! The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, established in 2008, puts itself ahead of the pack, as just one of three universities in California to offer the rigorous DPT program. This comes as an important time, since as of 2015, a doctorate degree in physical therapy will be required in order to become a fully licensed physical therapist here in the United States.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, established in 2012, is the newest doctorate program on campus. The program serves as a joint venture with San Jose State University, under the California State University, Northern Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice program. They graduated their very first cohort this past Spring. The hundreds of DNP leaders that will graduate from this program over the years will serve a vital role in meeting the rising health care needs of our region.

Breaking Ground on New Endeavors

Fresno State also featured our new Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletic Building in their cover article. The new two-story, 22,400-square-foot building officially broke ground in May 2014. The first floor of the new building will serve as a dedicated space for physical therapy research and teaching labs and house the administrative and faculty offices of that department. The new building is set to open in the summer of 2015.

Read the full issue of Fresno State Magazine HERE.

[All images and articles used are courtesy of Fresno State Magazine.]