Applied Sciences is defined by Ottawa University as the academic disciplines in which the theories and principles of the sciences and medical/health fields are employed in practical application (e.g., in the professions of health sciences, computer technology, and engineering). This complements our own directive to engage and serve the rapidly growing and broad-reaching professions within the health and science disciplines. Ottawa University supports the expanded academic programming, specifically designed to address unmet constituency needs in the high demand and emerging curricular areas of healthcare, medicine, bio-med, computer science, nursing, engineering, and related applied sciences. The formation of this school, after considerable deliberation and planning allows Ottawa University to offer programming in these high growth, high demand fields.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects significant employment opportunities in fields specifically related to the health and applied sciences. To keep pace with this unfolding demand suggested in current publications and internal research, the University has already initiated academic programs in Engineering, Nursing, and Data Science—all in direct response to this growing demand.
While unique in its charge, the School of Health & Applied Sciences works closely with faculty and leadership from all schools and throughout the university. We expect it to serve as an incubator to foster and develop academic programs in the health and applied professions, but also in new methods, approaches and systems.
In the OU Spirit,
Dr. Dennis Tyner, PhD
Dean, School of Health and Applied Sciences
Professor of Science