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School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Academic Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies: P. Collins
Director, Academic Services: S.M. Calder
Director, Marketing: K. Moran-Gannon
Director, Student Services: S.Harris
Director, Professional Education: M. Woltman
Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies: M. Dahl
Assistant Director, Student Success: M. McConney
Manager of Academic Operations:  J. O’Neill

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Philadelphia University is based on the philosophy that education is a lifelong experience influencing personal growth, career advancement or career change. Degree programs are designed to accommodate adult learners and their professional and personal obligations. Each term, students enroll in baccalaureate, associate, certificate, and doctoral programs on the Main Campus, Bucks County Campus and off-campus locations.

To accommodate busy professional and personal schedules, courses are offered in accelerated evening, day and weekend sessions. Many programs use a hybrid distance-learning model. Students attend on-campus class sessions and participate in electronically mediated learning experiences during those times when they are not on campus. Select courses and programs are offered online. Special programs and tutoring services are available to help students adjust to the academic environment and strengthen skills in various content areas. Additionally, students who excel in their academic work are recognized on the dean’s list and in graduation honors.

The faculty and staff are committed to providing excellence in all phases of the academic experience. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies strives to provide a challenging environment where students are able to reach their career and educational goals, as enrich their personal lives, and contribute to the community.. 

B.S. Degree Completion Program - Accelerated
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree is designed to serve the educational needs of adult learners. Uniquely structured for adults with at least 30 previously earned college credits, this program offers Bachelor of Science degrees in: Accounting, Behavioral and Health Services, Business Management, Leadership in Emergency Services, Health Sciences, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Law Enforcement Leadership, Leadership in Homeland Security and Organizational Leadership. The program features eight-week terms, transfer of 60 or more credits from previously attended colleges and universities, and ongoing academic advising and personal attention.

A.S. in Occupational Therapy
This 69-credit program prepares individuals to practice as an occupational therapy assistant in a variety of settings with people of all ages. The program features a hybrid distance-learning model, accelerated eight-week academic terms, five clinical fieldwork experiences and intensive guidance by faculty and mentors. Lecture and laboratory classes are scheduled two evenings per week and Saturday mornings. Students may complete the program in 24 months or less. Curricular themes permeate all courses and key professional concepts are continually reinforced. 

D. Mgt. in Strategic Leadership
The mission of the doctoral program is to develop strategic leaders who effectively navigate changing and often complex global environments and contexts by creatively integrating and bridging interdisciplinary knowledge and practice from academia and the workplace.  The three-year Doctor of Management in Strategic Leadership program creates a community of mid- and senior-career professionals in which each participant can grow, learn and develop as an organizational leader, consultant, entrepreneur, scientist, researcher and educator.

LOCATIONS
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies hosts classes on Philadelphia University’s Main Campus in East Falls, at the Bucks County Campus, and at a location in Delaware County.

Bucks County Campus
The Bucks County Campus is located in the Bucks County Technology Park, 4800 E. Street Road in Trevose, Pa. 19053. Easily accessible to residents of Lower Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia, this campus location has been designed to serve the educational and career needs of adult students. Courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to accommodate the schedules of adults who balance a full calendar of professional and personal responsibilities. Academic advising, registration, and computer labs are all available at this location. To schedule an advising appointment, call 215.526.0980.

Delaware County Location
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies hosts classes at a Delaware County location, on the campus of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, 800 Manchester Avenue, in Media, PA.

This location helps serve the educational and career needs of adult students in Delaware County and Southwest and West Philadelphia. Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate the schedules of adults who balance a full calendar of professional and personal responsibilities. Academic advising, registration, and computer labs are all available at this location. To schedule an advising appointment, call 215.951.2900.

SUMMER SESSIONS
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers day and evening classes from May through August during one 12-week and two 6-week sessions. Accelerated courses are offered in an 8-week term within the summer schedule. Summer courses allow students to accelerate their degree programs, compensate for interruptions in their studies, facilitate career advancement or enrich their personal interests.

Information is available through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies or by calling 215.951.2706 or email SCPSinfo@philau.edu.

ON-SITE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is committed to designing and delivering customized, credit and non credit-bearing educational programs for corporations and organizations with sufficient employees to enroll ten or more students per class at the location of their choice. Companies and organizations that are interested in exploring this unique program should contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, at 215.951.2902 to arrange a program assessment meeting.