Academics

Let Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) increase your contribution to healthcare through a dynamic, evidence-based graduate education founded upon a student-centered approach. Learn how to incorporate evidence-informed and research-based principles from an academic and clinical perspective, into advances in day-to-day practice.

The mission of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is to educate current and future healthcare professionals for outcomes-oriented, evidence-based practice.  The University demonstrates mission fulfillment through the quality of its education and success of its students in academic programs that develop leaders skilled in clinical inquiry and prepared to effect healthcare change.

Educational Model

RMUoHP considers the best educational model for a changing healthcare environment to be an integration of scholarship, practical experience, and evidence-based decision-making. To achieve the desired outcomes, the integration of these elements begins early in the student’s education and continues throughout his or her graduate program. The use of library and information resources is emphasized in all programs, and relies upon several educational strategies that vary based upon the nature of the academic program. These specific strategies complement the general goals of each degree program, as listed in the program curricula. The integration of academic work, clinical experience, and research begins early in the student’s education and continues throughout his or her graduate program.

Accreditation

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

The residential Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE; 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: www.capteonline.org).

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accepted the application for the initial accreditation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. New applicant status signifies an affiliation with CCNE; it is not a status of accreditation.

Faculty

RMUoHP faculty is generally actively engaged in practice and research. Therefore, they possess academic knowledge that meets the highest standards of academic scholarship and professional practice in the health sciences. Our faculty demonstrate exemplary skills through their practice of adult education principles.