Centers for Research and Service
Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center
The College hosts the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center. The mission of the center is to promote careers in primary health care through recruitment activities, support clinical placements in rural medically underserved areas and provide support for providers.
The RStats Institute provides research, statistical training, analysis and technical support for faculty and students to facilitate and advance scholarly work. RStats Faculty Associates and Graduate Assistants share their expertise in research design and statistical analysis through consultation and workshops on research planning, design and statistical analysis topics.
Learning Diagnostic Clinic
The Learning Diagnostic Clinic (LDC) provides evaluation services for students who are seeking accommodations for physiological or learning disabilities. Services are provided to students referred by the Disability Resource Center, and to the general public. The LDC also offers Project Success, an academic support program for students who desire more comprehensive services than those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Graduate Assistants from the Psychology Department’s Clinical track gain valuable experiences by working in the LDC.
Physical Therapy Clinic
The Physical Therapy Clinic (PT) provides specialty care and rehabilitation services for neuromusculoskeletal complaints, assessment and treatment of balance and vestibular problems, and other specialty services to students, faculty, staff, as well as area residents and businesses. Students in the DPT program rotate through the PT Clinic as part of their training.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (SLH) provides evaluation and treatment for all ages in areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and early intervention for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Certified and licenses professionals supervise all services performed by graduate students of the CSD Department. The SLH Clinic plays a critical role in the development of clinical skills by students, and provides a service to the community in keeping with the University’s public affairs mission.
Background security check and drug screening requirements
Some academic programs in the health related areas will require students to pass a background security check and a drug screening. These programmatic screening policies are a result of health organizations' requirements for placement at their clinical sites. Students will be financially responsible for the background security check and drug screening. Please see each academic program requirements, applications materials and admission standards for specific detailed information. Students who do not pass the appropriate screenings may not be able to complete the program or practice professionally.