Departments

The College of Applied Health Sciences prepares its students for rewarding careers as health science professionals and academics.

Biomedical and Health Information Sciences

UIC's Biomedical and Health Information Sciences is a leader in market-based professional education with an innovative curriculum, a top-notch faculty with both research expertise and real-world experience, and strong connections to Chicago's many clinical sites, professional associations, and Fortune 500 companies. 

Disability and Human Development

The Department of Disability and Human Development is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of disability with the goal of removing barriers to the advancement of disabled persons. They are home to a number of active research centers and projects, including the renowned Institute on Disability and Human Development.

Kinesiology and Nutrition

UIC’s Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition produces leading practitioners, teachers and scholars in human health and movement. Our graduates become experts in their respective fields, committed to providing quality care that enables people to live happier lives. The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition continues to advance the field through cutting-edge research focused on the treatment and prevention of disease and injury.

Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy at UIC has been guided by the vision and practice of close integration between clinical service, education and research. The department is a leader in the field, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top graduate program in occupational therapy at a public university and fourth among all universities nationwide, and offers multiple exceptional academic programs at the graduate level.

Physical Therapy

U.S. News & World Report ranks UIC's Department of Physical Therapy among the top 20 graduate physical therapy programs in the country. The department provides therapists to work with traditionally underserved populations in the urban community, including children with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and orthopedic conditions, and is committed to providing service to neighbors in the Chicago area. 

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