Welcome from the President
Des Moines University, a private graduate university of the health sciences, is pleased to provide this catalog for the 2020-21 academic year.
This catalog provides detailed information about the University’s degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, health care administration, public health, biomedical sciences and anatomy.
While all of the degree programs outlined in this catalog represent a distinct regimen of professional and academic preparation, you will find within our curricula a common focus on treating individuals through personalized, compassionate, hands-on care that focuses on preventing disease, not just treating symptoms.
On a broad scope, the programs also address the needs of students by providing an ethical framework that considers the role of health care providers in today’s evolving health care environment.
We are committed to providing you with answers to your questions and opportunities for your professional success. You are welcome to contact us for more information about any of the degree programs or educational offerings in this catalog as you plan your health care career.
Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Des Moines University