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 or medical school.
The Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences offers Trine's first doctoral program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, as well as a Master of Physician Assistant Studies and Associate of Science in Surgical Technology programs at its Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The school offers undergraduate degrees with majors including exercise science, biology, biochemistry and a variety of pre-professional tracks at its main campus in Angola, Indiana.
Whether your choose a program on the main campus or at the Health Sciences Education Center, your experience will feature all the hallmarks of a Trine University education, including:
- Outstanding job placement, including a 99.7% job and graduate school placement rate for the Class of 2018*
- Small class sizes, providing personal attention from caring, expert faculty
- Classes that integrate practical experiences early in your curriculum to prepare you for your career
- Physical Therapist Assistant^+ | Associate (Proposed Fall 2020)
- Science | Associate
- Surgical Technology+ | Associate
- Biochemistry | Major
- Biology | Major
- Chemistry | Major
- Exercise Science | Major
- Forensic Science | Major
- Pre-Medical | Professional Track
- Pre-Physician Assistant Studies | Professional Track
- MPAS Direct Entry
- Pre-Physical Therapy | Professional Track
- DPT Direct Entry
- Biology | Minor
- Chemistry | Minor
- Coaching | Minor
- Exercise Science | Minor
- Gaming and Esports | Minor
- Doctor of Physical Therapy+ (DPT)
*Based on 2018 Trine University Graduation Class Knowledge Rate of 83.4%, 308 of 368 main campus undergraduates responding. Compared to 2017 Graduation Class National Knowledge Rate of 64.5% from 549,664 total recorded.
*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; firstname.lastname@example.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.