The University is home to a wide variety of exceptional students. We want to make your educational experience with us a highly successful time – whether you’re a permanent resident, a three-year visitor, or a week-long guest! To learn more about the Provo Area, visit our Provo Information & Area Resources link. Additionally helpful websites, documents, and important email addresses are found on the links to the left. Student success tips and resources may be found at the University’s Library and Resource Center website.

Get involved! The Graduate Student Council voices student issues and concerns and promotes student goals within the governance process and facilitates and ensures communication within the RMUoHP community. Students from each degree program are represented. To discuss Graduate Student Council meetings, minutes, or simply to contact a member of the Graduate Student Council, email the Council chair directly at gsc@rmuohp.edu

There are a variety of student services are available to you both here in town and virtually. Check out the information below to see the services that are available to you in more detail.

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RMUoHP adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for qualified individuals with disabilities. Broadly defined by the Board of Trustees of RMUoHP, a qualified individual with disability is one who:

  1. Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity (e.g., walking, sight, hearing, etc.);
  2. Has a record of such impairment; or,
  3. Is regarded as having such impairment.

Accommodations or modifications are based on whether the individual has a disability, if that disability substantially limits the student’s participation in RMUoHP’s academic model, appropriate documentation of a professional evaluator that includes functional limitations, the student’s written request, and the request’s reasonableness and appropriateness. A reasonable and appropriate request is defined as that which does not provide undue burden on the University and requires no substantial change to key elements the degree program.

Consistent with the mission of RMUoHP, the intent of each of the health profession educational programs is to educate healthcare professionals who can address the needs of the wide variety of individuals in current healthcare clinical and educational settings. Implicit in the various program curricula is the development of individual evaluative skills, theories, and processes related to management of clients and patients across the lifespan, the teaching/learning process, leadership and group dynamics, as well as management and research methods and skills. Various cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills are deemed minimal essential skills necessary to complete graduate level programs at RMUoHP. If a student cannot demonstrate the described skills and abilities as articulated in each of the professional curricula, it is the responsibility of the student to request an appropriate accommodation through the student services office.

Required cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills required for RMUoHP degree programs are found within the University Handbook and Entry-level DPT Student Handbook, both of which are found on the General Student Information and Forms link of the RMUoHP website. Accommodation requests are reviewed by the Academic Leadership Council Committee on Inclusiveness, which advises the University regarding requests or concerns from students or faculty with unique challenges.

Through their website, the Department of Education provides an excellent resource for adult learning disabilities. The website, which includes information related to research, evaluation, and other helpful links. Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act may be found on the following US Department of Justice website.

In partnership with AfterCollege, RMUoHP offers resources where students, alumni, and others may explore job opportunities and create professional profiles based on individual academic pursuits and professional experience. To register with AfterCollege, click here.

All students, alumni, and faculty are encouraged to join. Then, explore all of the great resources offered by AfterCollege-besides the jobs, networks, and scholarships there are also resources for resume and interviewing support!

To access AfterCollege’s individual Career Networks, click here. Each of these networks is specific to RMUoHP and will enable you to:

  • Network with other students and alumni.
  • Gain access to scholarship opportunities.
  • Search relevant job and internship opportunities.
  • Receive updates on scholarships, new jobs, and important announcements

Glassdoor is also a great resource which offers insight into various professions, salaries, companies, and interviews.

For additional career services support, students are encouraged to speak directly with their Graduate Program Director(s) or contact student services.

Athletic Training Resume and Career Resources

Nursing Resume and Career Resources

Occupational Therapy Resume and Career Resources

Physical Therapy Resume and Career Resources

A variety of housing options are available to RMUoHP students within Provo and the surrounding area. All housing is off-campus and generally includes apartments or houses for residential students and discounted hotels for non-residential, post-professional students. The University does not own, operate, or maintain housing facilities for students and students are permitted to stay in a facility of their choosing. Students are encouraged to obtain housing that is convenient, clean and safe. In addition to the housing resources provided below, students will find information related to transportation in the local area (i.e., bus and train service, car rental, shuttle service).

For assistance on housing-related questions, students may contact Student Services at studentservices@rmuohp.edu or 801.375.5125.

Residential Housing

Students enrolled in RMUoHP’s residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program reside in local housing owned and operated outside of the University’s purview. Students are encouraged to obtain housing that is convenient, clean and safe. Some resources for finding suitable housing are provided below. Students may also simply conduct Internet searches including terms such as Provo, apartment, rental, etc.

Non-Residential Housing

For RMUoHP’s post-professional, non-residential programs, students generally stay at the facilities listed below, but may stay wherever they prefer and are encouraged to price-shop online for better rates. Discounted rates have been arranged at most (as indicated), and when making reservations at one of these, be sure to mention you’re a student at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions for the Rocky Mountain University rate. Rates posted below do not include taxes.

The hotels within easy walking distance of the university (less than 5 minutes) are indicated with a double star **.

   **Provo Hampton Inn (1511 South 40 East, Provo) 801.377.6396 (ask for RMU Student Rate)

$95/night + taxes and fees.  (2017)

Within walking distance from campus; includes free Internet, breakfast, refrigerators and microwaves, fitness room, indoor pool and Jacuzzi. (See the e-brochure.)

  ** Fairfield Inn by Marriott Provo (1515 S University Avenue, Provo) 801.377.9500 (ask for RMU Student Rate)

$84.00+12.60%=$94.58  September 1 – March 31
$89.00+12.60%=$100.21  April 1 – August 31

Within walking distance from campus; includes free high-speed Internet, indoor pool and hot tub, deluxe continental breakfast, refrigerators and microwaves, and on-site fitness room. 10 – 20 % discounts at local restaurants, just show your room key.The Fairfield Inn was remodeled in 2013.

Provo Residence Inn by Marriott (252 West 2230 North, Provo) 801.374.1000 (ask for RMU Student Rate)

$105(Single and Double Suite)/night + taxes and fees. (2017)

All rooms offer free WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, and HDTV.
Fully equipped on-site Fitness Center open 6 am – 11 pm Mon.-Sun.
Indoor pool open 6 am – 11 pm Mon.-Sun.
Free shuttle, by appointment,  Mon.-Fri 9 am – 8 pm Mon. – Fri.
Free hot breakfast buffet served daily. Approximately 4 miles from both campus.
Free dinner included with rate Mon., Tues., and Wed. evening

Approximately 4 miles from campus. Currently undergoing renovations on rooms and lobby.

 

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Transportation

The majority of students will fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport (approx. 40-60 minutes from campus). However, students may connect directly to the Provo Municipal Airport through Phoenix/Mesa or Oakland via Allegiant Air. Students should verify with their hotel if free shuttle transportation is available to and from the Provo Airport. All students may also take advantage of Utah’s effective bus service, the Utah Transit Authority, and monthly or semester student passes.

  • Salt Lake City International (SLC) Airport
  • Hotel Shuttles  Contact your hotel directly to ensure shuttle availability and make reservations.
  • Uber For riders, Uber is a convenient, inexpensive and safe taxi service. You can hire a private driver to pick you up and take you to your destination with the tap of a button on your phone – and they’ll be there in minutes. For first time users, click on code to receive a discount coupon. First time Provo Uber Guide.
  • Riverwoods Shuttle (Airport/Local Shuttle)  801.691.0978; Ask for RMU student discount rate
  • Express Shuttle (Airport Shuttle) 1.800.397.0773, approximately $32 (RMU student discount rate) each way from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Ask for the RMU student discount when making reservations.
  • Shuttle Park City (Private Shuttle) 435.565.1823 (use promo code RockyMountain13 for discount). Shuttle Park City is an upscale, private SUV service that transports passengers directly to and from their destination at the passengers’ selected time. Rates from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Provo: May through November – 1-3 people are $65 per SUV and 4-6 people are $85 per SUV. December through April – 1-3 people are $85 per SUV and 4-6 people are $110 per SUV. For students who might be traveling to and from the airport at approximately the same times, this is often the most efficient and cost-effective option. If calling, be sure to ask for the Rocky Mountain University discount.
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car – 801.377.7100
  • Utah Transit Authority  – Public transportation; Buses stop approximately .5 miles from the University. Student rates are also available. Students may order their student bus pass online and then pick up the pass from Student Services.
  • City Taxi Utah 801.687.0017

Local Healthcare and Emergency Resources

In case of emergency, a student should immediately dial 911 and report the emergency to a University employee. In all buildings, for minor incidents or major cardiac emergencies, the University has available a first aid kit and an automated external defibrillator. While on campus, any student, employee, or guest of the University that requires emergency medical attention may have the required care summoned from local resources at the discretion of the employee(s). Students assume responsibility for their healthcare and the financial responsibility for any required medical, dental, or mental health assistance. Therefore, in non-emergency situations, students are encouraged to seek healthcare providers covered via his or her insurance policy. In all cases, involved students must complete an Incident Form available from the University’s Safety Officer.

The University is conveniently located by a regional hospital (Utah Valley Regional Medical Center) that provides comprehensive services. The University provides a listing of additional medical, dental, and mental health resources (below). While the listings represent a portion of facilities within a reasonable proximity to the University and its students, the listings do not indicate the University’s recommendation for any particular facility or provider. Students are both responsible for selecting quality healthcare providers and, as previously stated, paying all costs associated with his or her healthcare. To ensure insurance coverage, a student should first contact his or her insurance company for a list of covered facilities and receive care at an appropriate facility.

For assistance with non-emergency healthcare-related questions, students may contact Student Services at studentservices@rmuohp.edu or 801.375.5125.

For additional information on emergencies plans and services, students may also reference the University’s Continuity and Risk Management Plan or Annual Campus Safety and Crime Report, available through the Vice President of Administration. Employees may refer to the Employee Risk Management Plan

Student Health Insurance

RMUoHP requires entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students to provide to the University upon enrollment evidence of health insurance coverage. Should a student need to purchase coverage, he or she may seek options through a preferred agent or agency, the government (e.g., Medicaid).

The University has arranged with Alivint Financial & Insurance to provide options for any students who do not already have their own healthcare coverage. For any questions or assistance, contact Derek Miller at Alivint Financial & Insurance at 1.435.363.0143, info@alivint.com. Medicaid is also an option for some students.

RMUoHP encourages students and employees to participate in service activities which support the community. While the University formally facilitates several service activities throughout the year, students and others who would like to participate in ongoing volunteer activities should connect with one of many non-profit organizations, including several organizations listed below located in the Utah County area. Students and others outside of Utah County may find local opportunities by visiting the local area chapter websites of these same organizations or conducting an Internet search for local volunteer needs.

Service Project

Join RMUoHP and the RMUoHP Foundation as we work with World of Difference to fund a service mission to Africa for our students, where they’ll provide physical therapy care and construct schools for underserved populations. See below for details and email africa@rmuohp.edu to participate.

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions encourages its students to participate in local and national government, including voting. The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (which reauthorized The Higher Education Act of 1965) 20 U.S.C 1094(a) requires higher education institutions provide to students voter registration information. Students from or residing in any state may access information regarding voter registration at the following links, or simply search “voter registration in (State)” to find the appropriate state information.

The Graduate Student Council voices student issues and concerns and promotes student goals within the governance process and facilitates and ensures communication within the RMUoHP community. It is comprised of current student representatives from each RMUoHP degree program. Students from each degree program are represented. To discuss Graduate Student Council meetings, minutes, or simply to contact a member of the Graduate Student Council, email the Council chair directly at gsc@rmuohp.edu.
Students at RMUoHP are assigned RMUoHP email addresses; usernames and passwords are provided at the start of the degree program as part of new student orientation. Students are expected to change their password immediately upon logging into the student email portal. Students must keep email passwords secure; student email addresses may not be shared with any other individuals. The University expects students to check their RMUoHP email accounts frequently.

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