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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Profession

Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 15,400 openings for physical therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The median annual wage for physical therapists was $95,620 in May 2021.*

The Model

EIM powered the first hybrid, accelerated DPT program in the country, and this model has successfully achieved full accreditation and graduated multiple cohorts of well-prepared physical therapists in less time. The innovative model increases access to physical therapy education and decreases student debt impact by getting students into the workforce faster.

The Learning Experience

The DPT program is a two-year, hybrid accelerated model structured with approximately 50% of coursework online, 20% in person during hands-on labs, and 30% in clinical education experiences. Traditional brick and mortar programs are typically three years or more in length.  

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*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm
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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The Profession

Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 10,100 openings for occupational therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The median annual wage for occupational therapists was $85,570 in May 2021.* Currently, occupational therapists can enter the workforce with either an MOT or OTD.  

The Model

EIM powered the first hybrid, accelerated OTD program in the country, and this model has successfully achieved full accreditation and graduated multiple cohorts of well-prepared occupational therapists in less time. 

The Learning Experience

The OTD program is a two-year hybrid, accelerated program that develops leaders within the field of occupational therapy. The OTD program combines online learning, hands-on lab immersions, fieldwork experiences and a doctoral capstone. For less time than most traditional Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) programs, entry-level graduates of our OTD program enter the workforce sooner with a doctoral degree.  

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*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm
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Master of Medical Science-
Physician Assistant (MMS-PA)

The Profession

 Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 12,700 openings for physician assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The median annual wage for physician assistants was $121,530 in May 2021. * 

The Model

The MPAS program is a 24-month hybrid program that prepares entry-level physician assistants to become licensed clinicians who practice medicine in a variety of settings and specialties.

The Learning Experience

The MPAS program is designed to be completed in 24 months, with 13 months of online didactic education, hands-on lab immersion experiences onsite throughout the program, and 36 weeks of full-time supervised clinical practical experiences in a variety of settings.

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*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm
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Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)

The Profession

Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 14,000 openings for speech-language pathologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The median annual wage for speech-language pathologists was $79,060 in May 2021.*

The Model

The innovative model increases access to SLP education and decreases student debt impact by getting students into the workforce faster. Traditional brick and mortar programs are typically two years or more in length.  

The Learning Experience

The MS-SLP program is a 16-month accelerated, hybrid program that that is structured with approximately 80% of coursework online, 10% spent in person during hands-on labs, and 10% in clinical education experiences.

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*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm
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