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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree provides a foundation for leadership development and refinement of clinical management skills for currently practicing APRNs. Students are expected to identify a vulnerable population of interest at the beginning of coursework. Each course will allow exploration of the population from differing perspectives and build on the students' empirical knowledge base. The population of interest also will serve as the focus for clinical skill development. The degree program will be offered primarily in an asynchronous online format augmented by synchronous online teaching.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The School of Physical Therapy is committed to educate physical therapists as frontline health care professionals who are prepared to function competently and collaborate effectively with an interprofessional team in diverse global environments as confident, knowledgeable, mindful, compassionate, caring, adaptable, and community-oriented practitioners who apply evidence-based decision making, lifelong learning, ethical values, legal principles and critical, independent thinking to address patient needs and societal issues.

Feik School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy embraces the mission of the University as it develops a group of faculty and student scholars who are dedicated to impacting the health care needs of the people of South Texas and the nation. The program focuses on a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences, curricular integration, provision of high-quality pharmaceutical care, lifelong learning, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for multi-cultural and multi-language development. The School promotes full emergence of the student as a practitioner and scholar, and the faculty as fine-tuned educators through community and professional service, leadership opportunities, planned development activities, and scholarship.

Rosenberg School of Optometry

The mission of the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry is to educate and prepare future leaders in optometry through excellence in education, patient care, and vision research. This is achieved in an environment committed to personal growth within a context of faith, human dignity and social justice.