Superbly educated and trained healthcare professionals are in constant demand, especially in communities outside urban centers — and Clarkson’s Earl R. and Barbara D. Lewis School of Health Sciences is meeting that demand for quality rural healthcare.
We are a national leader in preparing graduates to meet rural and distance-challenged healthcare needs through a growing portfolio of programs that advance careers, research, and innovation.
The Lewis School consists of three fully accredited graduate-level programs: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Occupational Therapy. Our location allows students the unique experience of providing healthcare in a more rural setting, from working with individuals who sustain farming or industrial injuries to serving highly competitive athletes who use Lake Placid’s Olympic facilities. We work closely with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe at nearby Akwesasne and with the U.S. Army installation at Fort Drum, allowing students to be introduced to healthcare needs in those distinctive communities, too.
Future expansion of existing programs and the addition of new programs will maintain our special emphasis on rural health.
After conducting a nationwide search, Clarkson University has announced Dr. Lennart D. Johns as founding dean of its Earl R. and Barbara D. Lewis School of Health Sciences.