Health and Human Performance The Department of Health & Human Performance exists to educate and train students, conduct and translate research, and provide service in the areas of physical activity, preventive and rehabilitative exercise, nutrition, and health promotion.
Occupational therapy services typically include: • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and• an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team Physical Therapy Physical therapists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat people with health problems resulting from injury or disease.
Among other responsibilities, physical therapists assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living.
Our other areas of simulation include a “Safe Hospital” with postpartum, pediatric, and adult patients, our main bed lab, and our Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care lab.
Through partnerships with local acute care facilities as well as the UT College of Medicine we are able to offer our students experiences which will prepare them to work in the interprofessional environment, an imperative as we face the new demands in health care.Our program offers the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the 100% online RN-BSN Gateway Program, the Masters of Science in Nursing as either Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthesia (NA) student and our Doctor Of Nursing Practice (DNP) Concentrations.The NA concentration is offered as a distance learning option while the DNP is offered 100% online.More than 90,000 physical therapists practice in the United States today, treating nearly one million people every day.Although many physical therapists practice in acute care or subacute care hospitals, more than 65 percent practice in private physical therapy offices, community health centers, industrial health centers, sports facilities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, schools or pediatric centers, work in research institutions or teach in colleges or universities.After graduation, candidates must pass a state-administered national exam.