School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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

Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy

L. Derek Gerber, PT, D.P.T, Ed.D., Interim Chair, Physical Therapy and Clinical Associate Professor

Amanda Henscheid, OTD, OTR/L, Interim Chair, Occupational Therapy and Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator

Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

The School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) 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 School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) 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 SRCS 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.

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, SRCSDegreePhD
Doctor of Audiology, CSDDegreeDA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPOTDegreeDPT
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, CSDDegreeMS
Master of Occupational Therapy, DPOTDegreeMOT
Combined MSAT / DPTDegreeMSAT / DPT
Listening and Spoken Language Specialization, CSDCertificate