The mission of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is to advance clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic practices in health care through excellence in teaching developed within a culture of interprofessional collaboration.

The Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is the academic home of five undergraduate programs that each focus on different aspects of clinical care:

These accredited programs develop health care professionals who have state-of-the-art clinical knowledge and skills. Each program has a 100% board examination pass rate and 100% job placement rate. CDS students are well prepared to excel in collaborative health care teams because they participate in engaging interprofessional activities with students in medicine, nursing and the other programs in the School of Health Professions.

Advising information can be found through the School of Health Professions Student Services.


Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

The Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) is committed to supporting teaching, learning, research, and clinical experiences that foster an inclusive and diverse community of people and cultures based on mutual respect and understanding. We recognize the value that diverse perspectives and lived experiences bring to our learning community and to the communities our graduates serve.

CDS embraces all aspects of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity while simultaneously rejecting all forms of prejudice and discrimination including those based on age, gender and gender identity, race, color and ethnicity, nationality and national origin, ancestry, religious affiliation and creed, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, physical and mental abilities, veteran and active armed service status, job responsibilities and experience, education and training.

All CDS faculty, staff, and students are called to foster and contribute to an environment of mutual respect where thoughts and opinions can be expressed freely. We take individual and collective responsibility for establishing and maintaining a climate where members of our learning community feel comfortable to ask questions and express their opinions openly, without judgement, prejudice, or discrimination of any kind.

The Department of CDS pledges to encourage and support members to become inclusive health care professionals and well-rounded members of the diverse communities in which they live and work.

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