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Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Degrees and Special Programs

A Trine University degree through the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences will prepare you for a career in industry, government or health care, or for graduate research, medical school or Trine’s own graduate programs in the field.

Associate Degrees

  • Physical Therapy Assistant^ | Associate (Proposed Fall 2020)
  • Science | Associate
  • Surgical Technology | Associate (Proposed fall 2020)

Bachelor's Degrees

Special Programs

Minors

Master's Degree

Doctoral Degree


Living Learning Communities

The Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences offers a Living Learning Community for first-year women interested in creating a community that provides events and services to support students in their academic and personal growth. Learn more about Living Learning Communities.


 Accreditation

Trine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org. Telephone 312.263.0456.


*The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Trine University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Trine University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

^Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Trine University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on 12/1/19. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.