The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS) awarded 568 graduates with certificates from their respective programs during the school’s annual Spring Pre-Commencement Ceremony. “This is the largest graduating class in the school’s 56-year history.” Deborah S. Larsen, PT, PhD, director of the school and associate dean of the College of Medicine, announced the milestone during the school’s pre-commencement address. "This group of students has demonstrated an amazing level of resiliency, adapting to what seemed like never-ending changes. You are entering the workforce at a time of great change and some uncertainty; however, you are well-prepared to embrace the future of health care. We applaud you,” Larsen said.
The Spring Class of 2022 honored 115 first generation graduates, 228 graduates with Latinate honors and 21 graduates with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Here's the degree breakdown for the HRS Class of 2022:
- 436 professional undergraduate degrees
- 27 Athletic Training
- 25 Health Information Management and Systems
- 296 Health Sciences
- 12 Medical Dietetics
- 20 Medical Laboratory Science
- 38 Radiologic Sciences and Therapy
- 18 Respiratory Therapy
- 88 professional doctorates – Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
- 42 master’s degrees – Dietetics & Nutrition, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and Respiratory Therapy (Advanced Practice)
- 2 philosophy doctorates – Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
View the recorded live stream and download photos at the HRS Pre-Commencement Celebration.
The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the nation’s largest educators of health care professionals in the nation, with over 15,000 graduates making a global impact on health care and academic programs that are ranked in the top 10 nationally for their academic achievements and student outcomes.