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Records of the School of Health Sciences (1972-2013)

In 1973 B.S. degrees in medical technology, environmental health technology, and medical physics were approved by the Trustees after a Study Committee on Health Sciences Professions issued a comprehensive recommendation with regard to health-related program development at Oakland University.

Originally, these programs were housed in the College of Arts and Sciences but the Center for Health Sciences was established in 1976 by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Senate. Its original philosophy was to provide a comprehensive health and medical education center.

Health programs grew quickly at Oakland under the leadership of the Center’s Associate Provost, Moon Jae Pak. In 1980, a committee investigated the possible creation of a medical school. In June 1985, in view of these developments, the Center was turned into a School of Health Sciences. A new Master of Science in exercise science was opened followed in 2001 by the first doctoral program in Physical Therapy.

The School of Health Sciences collection is a composite collection of materials that have been transferred to Archives over time from the School or found in other collections in the archives. It contains studies conducted in the 1970s and the 1980s to investigate the need for health professions education in the Oakland University area and to develop a new school. It also includes numerous program proposals, administrative files (constitutions, assembly minutes) and publications (brochures, the Healthy Spirit newsletter).

Additional information on the School of Health Sciences is available in the Presidents and Provosts papers.

 

Box 1

- Feasability studies and reports

Study Committee on Health Sciences professions. Report and Minutes, 1972-73.

Proposal to Conduct a Study of the Adequacy of Medical and Health Professions Education in the Oakland University Service Area: a proposal prepared by Oakland University in cooperation with the Michigan State University Medical Schools.  Submitted to the Senate Fiscal Agency, February, 1978.

Interim Status Report on the Study of the Adequacy of Medical and Health Professional Education in the Oakland University Service Area, June, 1979.

Report of the Study of the Adequacy of Medical and Health Professional Education in the Oakland University Service Area, September 1979. Part 1: Demographic Characteristics and Medical Manpower; Part 2: Medical Education; Part 3: Nursing and Allied Health Education. 

Report of the Study of the Adequacy of Medical and Health Professional Education in the Oakland University Service Area, 1980.

Summary Report of the “Study of the Adequacy of Medical and Health Professional Education in the Oakland University Service Area”, March 1980.

Center for Health Sciences – History [Memo from Moon J. Pak, Director of the Center for Health Sciences, October 23, 1980. Includes sections on the history, programs, and organization]

Role and Mission Statement, 1982?

Report of the Commission on the Future Development of the Center for Health Sciences of Oakland University, 1984.

 

- Administrative files

School of Health Sciences Assembly minutes, 1990-1993

Constitutions (1984, 1989, 2002)

Medical School (proposed), 1979-1980 - Memos, correspondence, supporting materials --1978-1983  (5 folders)

Medical School (proposed), 1979-1980  - Site Visit to Wright State University

Medical School, 1980

Medical School (proposed), 1979-1980  - Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1980

 

- Program proposals and evaluations

A Program in Physical Therapy by The Study Committee on Health Science Professions, February 17, 1975.

Proposal for a Program Leading to a Master of Health Science for Physicians in Graduate Medical Education, January, 1977.

A Proposal for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Health and Safety, 1979.

Declaration of Intent to Apply for Accreditation of a Physical Therapy Educational Program, January, 1979.

Box 2

Proposal: The Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care, October, 1981.

Proposal for a Master of Science in Exercise Science, November 11, 1983.

Proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Perfusion Technology, January 14, 1985.

M.S. in Health Science for Physicians, September 1985.

M.S. in Health Science. Summary, November 1985.

M.S. in Health Science, February, 1986.

Restructuring of Current Program in Physical Therapy from Baccalaureate to Master’s Degree Program, March 30, 1987.

Program in Physical Therapy Proposal:  Master of Science in Physical Therapy, March 17, 1994.

Proposal for Doctorate in Physical Therapy, draft submitted to the Graduate Council, 2000-2001

Proposal for Doctorate in Physical Therapy, approved 2001.

Proposal for a New Undergraduate Degree in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention, January 17. 2002.

Proposal for Instituting a New Graduate Degree Program: Master of Science in Safety Management, March 12, 2004.

Proposal for a New Major in Applied Health Sciences, October 25, 2006.

Proposal for modification, DPT, title of Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

Proposal for modification, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014

Master of Public Health (MPH) program, January 3, 2013

Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention Program.  UCUI 5 year review, April 29, 2002.

- Publications

Brochures

Newsletters

Healthy Spirit, 1998-2003 (LD 4142 .O34265 H4)

 

Collection arranged and inventoried by Linda Hildebrand - finding aid by Dominique Daniel - 04/24/14

Preferred citation

Records of the School of Health Sciences, Oakland University Archives.

 

Access to Materials

We are happy to accommodate appointments with researchers at any time during the week, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  

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Archives Contacts

Dominique Daniel
Coordinator of Special Collections and Archives

Shirley Paquette
Archives Assistant

 

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