The College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a multi-disciplinary community of health science scholars, educators, and students who contribute to the health and well-being of people, particularly those living in an urban environment.
Key accomplishments of the college include:
- First-of-its-kind disabilities studies PhD program in the world
- An occupational therapy program ranked #4 overall (and #1 among public universities) by U.S. News & World Report
- A physical therapy program ranked #16 overall by U.S. News & World Report
- A PhD program in Kinesiology, Nutrition and Rehabilitation ranked in the nation's top 5% of science doctoral programs by the National Research Council
- Consistently among the top recipients of overall research funding among allied health colleges nationwide
- Home to the world’s first accredited online MS in health informatics
- The largest biomedical visualization (medical illustration) program in the U.S.
Find out more about our research with this snapshot of the transformative research happening in AHS. These nine individuals represent a much larger faculty of AHS researchers---all of whom dedicate their careers to discovering new knowledge that transforms how people can live long and well.
Our Academic Programs
Students focus their studies in one of the following areas:
- Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
- Disability and Human Development
- Kinesiology and Nutrition
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitation Sciences
We offer a variety of degree options, including five bachelor's degrees, eight master's degrees, and five doctoral programs. We also offer three certificate programs.
The college encourages and accommodates the participation of persons with disabilities in all of its programs. Click here to view UIC's official statements and policies.