Health Care Programs

​The CSU is a leader in preparing California’s workforce for professional careers in health care, from nursing to physical therapy and more.

Nursing Programs

Learn about the policies and people who guide the CSU’s renowned nursing programs, and find out about the various degrees offered.

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Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

This program prepares graduates to diagnose, treat and prevent hearing loss—a gr​owing career field with our aging population.

Learn About Earning an AuD

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice and to educate future nursing faculty, these are rigorous programs of study.

Learn About Earning a DNP

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Six CSU campuses offer students the chance to receive a high-quality post baccalaureate physical therapist education.

Learn About Earning a DPT

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Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

The CSU is currently seeking legislative authority to offer the OTD, which will soon become the primary degree for entry into the profession.

Learn About Earning an OTD

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Physician Assistant Master's Program

The CSU currently offers a Master of Science Physician Assistant program at CSU Monterey Bay, which expands quality health care to diverse patient populations in the region.

Learn About Becoming a PA