Dallas-Based Parker University Launches Three New Degree Programs for 2013

Curricula Extension in Response to High-Demand Healthcare Jobs

Dallas-Based Parker University Launches Three New Degree Programs for 2013

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has announced the addition of three new academic programs launching in January 2013, part of a larger strategic plan to develop 12 new programs through 2017. The development is part of Parker University’s evolution to a health science institute from a school that offers Bachelor of Science, chiropractic and massage therapy degrees. The expansion takes place as the school celebrates its 30 anniversary in the DFW community.

The trio of degrees includes an , and beginning the Spring 2013 trimester. Each of the three programs were selected due to high demand, high salaries and the soaring job outlook in healthcare, as evidenced by the by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce:

The report cites that the United States will create 5.6 million new healthcare jobs by 2020, most of which will be high-paying and require post-secondary education. Given the rising diversity of the healthcare industry, and the effects of the Affordable Care Act, these trends provide Parker University the opportunity to equip more North Texas graduates with the resources they need to fill those job vacancies.

“For 30 years, Parker University has committed its facilities, faculty and funds to preparing students for diverse and rewarding careers in chiropractic, massage therapy and health and wellness,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, President of Parker University. “As we continue to see opportunities in healthcare grow, now is the time to expand our programs to account for these overwhelmingly positive trends.”

Parker University’s leadership has spent months gathering insights and research to strategically develop its program enhancements. Each of the selected programs demonstrated historically positive data in job demand, salaries, industry projections and education requirements:

After completion of the Radiologic Technology program at Parker University, graduates will be fully prepared to perform a wide variety of radiological procedures.

Parker University’s program will train future HIM administrators in technologies related to electronic health records (EHR), personal health records, email communications, clinical alerts, reminders and more.

The MBA program offers Parker University students a healthcare concentration that provides practitioners and administrators a solid foundation in business and marketing education to build practices and careers within the corporate hospital environment.

Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science in anatomy, a bachelor of science in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at .