The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree offers professional preparation in teaching to students who hold baccalaureate degrees in the arts or sciences. Students completing the program will meet all requirements for Washington state teacher certification.
The Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Counseling is designed for those wishing to enter the counseling profession in one or more settings. The school-counseling track leads to the K-12 certificate in Washington State. Coursework in the mental health counseling track can be used to pursue licensure as a mental health counselor in Washington state.
The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) track emphasizes health policy, advocacy, and leadership. Students in this track must complete a two-course sequence on these topics and a capstone project that describes how occupational therapy services could be delivered to under-served clients.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) emphasizes research. Students in the MSOT program must complete a three-course sequence in research methods and a research project of publishable quality.
The Occupational Therapy program also offers a year-long program designed to provide occupational therapists who have a bachelor's level degree the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional) degree.
The mission of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Puget Sound is to prepare students at the clinical doctoral level for entry into the physical therapy profession. Our presence on a liberal arts campus underscores our belief that the development of clinician scholars is a natural extension of the values of critical analysis, sound judgment, active inquiry, community participation, and apt expression. The curriculum is designed to teach the evaluation and intervention skills that are unique to the practice of physical therapy. Students also learn to identify professional boundaries, gain an appreciation of coalition building with other health care providers in order to optimize patient care, and become discerning consumers of the professional literature. Similarly, students develop the capacity for autonomous decision-making in preparation for a professional environment in which information is continually evolving. All courses provide opportunities to develop articulate written and oral communication skills. Through a careful blending of rigorous academic work and mentored clinical practice, our program seeks to prepare clinician scholars for informed, ethical, and efficacious practice.