Spalding University is among the oldest privately owned Catholic universities, situated west of the Alleghenies. In 1814, the university was established by the Sisters of the Nazareth as the Nazareth Academy and now offers 25 degree programs. In 1973, it became a fully coeducational institution.
Students have an advantage of choosing regular full time programs, evening or part time programs. Evening and weekend programs, started in 1998 and 1980 respectively, are popular with teachers and other working professionals. Spalding offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, communication, business, and accounting.
Doctoral programs are available in psychology and education. The university also offers some special programs through online classes for students currently enrolled in classroom programs. Study abroad exchange programs are also available for academic overachievers.
The university prides itself in providing programs that suit traditional students and working adults. With 75% of the faculty equipped with doctoral degrees and a highly experienced part time faculty, students get industry knowledge and the academic qualifications to help them excel in their professional careers.
At Spalding, prospective students interested in occupational therapy can register for the enTECH program – a technology focused program aimed at addressing all aspects of occupational therapy. Three free web based modules of the enTECH program are available to help students make a decision about enrolling in the program.