College of Education and Rehabilitation

Audrey J. Smith, PhD, Dean

Mission of the College

"The mission of the College of Education and Rehabilitation (CER) is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities through excellence in interdisciplinary education, service delivery and research, and to increase the numbers, diversity and leadership roles of education and rehabilitation professionals worldwide.”

The College of Education and Rehabilitation offers excellent opportunities for those seeking a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate in programs designed to educate and rehabilitate individuals with disabilities and sensory impairments. Onsite and distance learning opportunities, with practicum, case study, and field-based learning, give Salus graduates extensive preparation for leadership in these high-demand fields. 

Blindness & Low Vision Studies

Impaired Vision programs were developed at Salus University in 1983, making Salus University the first institution in the country to offer four master’s degrees and certificates in the following areas:

Occupational Therapy

In 2012, the College launched its Occupational Therapy department  (OT), which currently offers a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree.  In addition to their clinical education, OT students receive the interdisciplinary academic experience that is a hallmark of the Salus community of professional graduate students from our Optometry, Audiology and Physician Assistant Studies programs.

Speech-Language Pathology

The University is proud to announce a new Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year. A master's degree is the standard credential in the profession of SLP. The opportunity to interact with students and faculty from Salus programs in optometry, audiology, physician assistant, public health, occupational therapy, and blindness and low vision education and rehabilitation will afford SLP students a unique and valuable perspective not found in all SLP programs.

We invite you to learn more about our Education and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology programs and our admissions requirements. Please use the links on the left menu bar for more information, or call:

Office of Admission
800.824.6262 (option 1)