The Augustana University School of 健康 Professions supports future health care and medical professionals with in-depth classroom education and nearby clinicals through strong partnerships with major hospitals and clinics. The programs in this school have a trusted history of producing highly qualified nurses, 体能训练师, and professionals all across the field of health care.
Dr. 马特Volansky, 那不勒斯, 佛罗里达, joined Augustana as the director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Along with his role as dean of the School of 健康 Professions, Volansky continues to lead Augustana’s DPT program through the processes of accreditation.
Volansky earned a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the University of Toledo at Medical College of Ohio, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care from Baldwin-Wallace College, DPT from Northeastern University and Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from Rutgers University. Volansky came to AU from the University of Mount Union, where he was an assistant professor. He has also been involved in private practice for more than 25 years.
Related Pre-Professional Programs
- Program Director of Master of Science in Athletic Training Dr. 詹姆斯·戴| 詹姆斯.day@奥吉.edu | 605.274.4730
- Program Director of 锻炼 & 运动科学博士. 谢恩·斯科尔顿| 巴蒂尔.scholten@奥吉.edu | 605.274.5469
- Program Director of 护理 Dr. 林恩·怀特| 林恩.white@奥吉.edu | 605.274.5336
- Program Director of Master of Science in Genetic 咨询 Dr. 贝卡·洛曼| 贝卡.loman@奥吉.edu | 605.274.4729
- Dean of the School of 健康 Professions and Program Director of Doctor of Physical Therapy Dr. 马特·沃兰斯基| 马特.volansky@奥吉.edu
Augustana University students have more than double the amount of simulation equipment at their fingertips thanks to support from a federal grant provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) through the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program. Announced in the fall of last year, the grant enabled the nursing program to replace aging equipment with the purchase of nearly $440,000 in additional manikins and laboratory equipment for simulation education.
The Augustana University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program — the university’s first doctorate program — welcomed its inaugural cohort in June and exceeded its enrollment goal by five students. The DPT program enrolled 85 students into the Class of 2025, and an additional six chose to defer to the cohort beginning in 2024.
Augustana University is proud to announce that its Class of 2022 nursing graduates within its School of 健康 Professions achieved the highest National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) pass rate of all programs in South Dakota for the third straight year.