The health sciences schools at Creighton University share the university’s global mission. We’re working to build a better world through the programs we offer right here on our Omaha campus—and through our health care partnerships that span the globe. Our global outreach reflects our Jesuit values and is one of the many reasons Creighton is among the best Jesuit universities in the USA.
Advanced Degrees for Foreign-Trained Professionals
If you earned an undergraduate degree outside of the United States in occupational therapy, physical therapy or any other rehabilitation-related field, Creighton offers two graduate degree programs that will expand your career options: the Master of Science in Rehabilitation and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. International students are also welcome to apply for professional degrees in pharmacy, nursing and dentistry.
Creighton Rehabilitation International Summer Program
If you are an international rehabilitation student or faculty member who wants to learn occupational therapy and physical therapy in the U.S., consider the Creighton Rehabilitation International Summer Program (CRISP).
Exchange Visitor Program
Creighton proudly participates in the J1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program, which brings students, teachers, young professionals and scholars from all over the world to our campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Creighton OT, PT, pharmacy and nursing welcome visiting scholars during our spring and fall semesters. Scholars participate in didactic education, clinical observation and research. The exchange program is tailored to the visiting scholar. For more information, please contact Angela Patterson.
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Our partnerships in China provide pharmacy, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy opportunities for U.S.-based faculty and students to experience health care and culture in China. We also bring Chinese students and faculty to the U.S. so they can immerse themselves in the culture, health care and educational system of the U.S. and Creighton University.
China Honors Interprofessional Program (CHIP)
China Honors Interprofessional Program (CHIP) is a cross-cultural program that promotes international collaboration between occupational therapy, physical therapy and nursing at Creighton and a medical university and hospital in China. Creighton health science students can interact with health care professionals from a different culture and experience a new health care perspective.
Several Chinese partners have hosted Creighton University occupational therapy students for Level I fieldwork and the Doctoral Experiential Component (DEC). Entry-level OTD students spend from 10 days to eight weeks in one of Creighton’s partner hospitals learning about OT practice in China. The students’ cultural immersion experience includes the opportunity to treat patients and provide education to Chinese rehabilitation students. This opportunity is expanding to include nursing and pharmacy.
The Creighton School of Dentistry has international research partnerships with Nihon University, Department of Operative Dentistry, in Tokyo, Japan and Shofu Corporation in Kyoto, Japan.
Several faculty members from Nihon University, Department of Operative Dentistry, in Tokyo, Japan, have completed a one-year research fellowship at Creighton. An industrial scholar from the Department of Research and development at Shofu Corporation has also completed a one-year fellowship.
These academic and industrial fellowships have resulted in several research abstracts being presented at national and international research meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The Creighton School of Dentistry plans to encourage more research collaborations at the international level.
Tohoku University of Community Service and Science in Yamagata, Japan has hosted Creighton occupational therapy doctoral students for their doctoral experiential learning component (DEC). The Occupational Therapy Department at Creighton University plans to expand partners in Japan for students’ Level I Fieldwork and DECs.
The Department of Occupational Therapy within Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has a partnership with Yonsei University in Wonju, Korea.
The collaboration between the two institutions includes faculty and student exchanges in education and research. The Department of Occupational Therapy in Yonsei has hosted occupational therapy students for their Level I Fieldwork and will expand to doctoral experiential learning component (DEC).
The Department of Occupational Therapy of Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has a partnership with the University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile. The collaboration between the two institutions includes faculty and student exchanges in education and research. Collaborations also include discussions on helping advance education and training of occupational therapy faculty in the University of Magallanes via the Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. The Department of Occupational Therapy in the University of Magallanes has hosted occupational therapy students for their Level I Fieldwork and will expand to doctoral experiential learning component (DEC).
Since its founding in Santiago in 1973, the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) has been providing health and dental care and community service to Dominican Republic citizens. Students from all four health sciences schools at Creighton may participate, spending two to four weeks immersed in service and culture.
Emergency Medical Services has a five-year partnership with King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Saudi paramedic students come to Omaha for an immersive clinical experience and cultural exchange, which also benefits Creighton students.
The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is actively developing additional partnerships with Middle Eastern institutions.