Arcadia University’s nationally ranked College of Health Sciences has contracted to offer two clinically-integrated hybrid graduate degree programs to healthcare and medical professionals in collaboration with 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology. The collaboration will begin next year, pending approval by accrediting agencies.
“Graduates of Arcadia’s nationally ranked health sciences programs are at the forefront of their respective fields and are connected with leading health care organizations around the world,” said Rebecca Craik, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University. “We are excited to work alongside 2U to expand the reach of our College of Health Sciences opportunities to students and health care professionals with these new hybrid degree programs.”
The hybrid model allows programs to deliver dynamic course content building upon the University’s commitment to academic excellence without requiring students to relocate to Arcadia’s campuses. Learning experiences include distant digital asynchronous sessions, collaborative live classes that facilitate face-to-face interaction, and hands-on clinical experiences allowing students to collaborate with classmates and professors on campus several times throughout both years of the program.
This partnership represents a new Graduate Program for 2U. The hybrid graduate degree programs are anticipated to launch in 2020.