School of Rehabilitation Sciences - Community Outreach

The UIW School of Rehabilitation Sciences is unique compared to other schools in the Southwest. When you enroll at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, you advance a mission of care that began in 1869 with the founding of Santa Rosa Infirmary, the region’s first Catholic hospital, by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

Read more about Santa Rosa Hospital.

Read more about the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, which began its ministry in North America to wipe out a cholera epidemic in South Texas in 1869.

Bring the Word Alive in the World

Faculty, students, and alumni carry on the mission through service projects, community clinics, and other mission-driven initiatives.

Approaching physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training with a heart for others and their functional mobility is the best way to bring the Word alive in the world. Service reminds us of the greater good and prepares us — mind, body, heart, soul — for multiple career paths.

Service Projects with a Smile