College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Kathleen A. Kangas, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Speech Language Pathology

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Chris A. Sanford, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Audiology

Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Bryan Gee, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Occupational Therapy

Welcome to the College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

The College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (CRCS) is home to 5 professions organized in 2 departments: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy (DPOT). The structure reflects the organization found in many education and medical facilities, acknowledging the strong relationships found among the disciplines. The PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences spans both departments.

Mission Statement

The shared mission of the College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (CRCS) is to advance the overall missions of Idaho State University and the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences by educating current and future rehabilitation and communication science professionals. The CRCS fosters interprofessional academic and clinical experiences for the faculty and students to promote excellence in providing collaborative evidence-based practice, and ethical patient/client-centered care. We serve the state of Idaho and the world by providing innovative, accessible learning experiences via on-site, distance and online courses, graduating knowledgeable, accomplished professionals, and influencing future professional practice through our vital contributions to research and creative scholarly activities.

Programs

Doctor of Audiology, CSD

Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPOT

Master of Occupational Therapy, DPOT

Master of Science: Speech Language Pathology, CSD

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences