Friday, February 5, 2016

Active Duty Army Medical Specialist Corps Student Programs

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, and Physician Assistants make up the Army Medical Specialist Corps. Health care recruiters focus their recruiting efforts at accredited colleges and universities where those specialties are trained. Active Duty Army Medical Specialist Corps Student Programs include: 

U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program Physical Therapy
Provides a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, which is an entree-level degree. The US Army-Baylor University DPT program is a top-ranked physical therapy school committed to "producing clinician scientists and leaders of tomorrow." Through excellence in academics and clinical education, we select and train highly-qualified individuals to become active duty military physical therapists. For more information go to: 

U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program Occupational Therapy
This program provides a Doctor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. One of the primary goals of the DScOT Program is to produce graduates who demonstrate competency in research design, production, analysis, and critical review: produce clinician scientists and occupational therapy leaders through faculty directed, student-assisted research projects. For more information go to: 

U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition
Provides a Master's of Science degree in Nutrition from Baylor University. Both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force have a proud history of training dietitians through their respective dietetic internship programs. In 1998, the separately accredited U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Dietetic Internship Programs joined resources and created the first “Dietetic Internship Consortium” in the nation, hence the name U.S. Military Dietetic Internship Consortium. (The U.S. Navy is also a member of the Consortium although they do not currently have an active training program.) In 2006, the Army Dietetic Internship expanded its initial entry level dietetics program to a 20-month combined Masters Degree and Internship program. For more information go to: 

Inter Service Physician Assistant Program (IPAP)
The program provides a Master's degree in Physician Assistant studies. The Army offers well qualified officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers an incredible educational opportunity to become a PA through the IPAP located at the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center & School, Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Army trains approximately 150 Soldiers a year alongside candidates from the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, and U.S. Public Health Service. Graduates earn a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska and receive a commission as a 1LT in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. For more information go to: