Parker’s Vision

Parker University, rich in its chiropractic tradition, strives to be the leading health and wellness education resource in the world.

“Our uppermost consideration:
Never allow the quantity of students to endanger
the quality of their education.
We are not the oldest college, and do not look to be the largest.
We only want to be the best.”
– Dr. James W. Parker

Parker’s Mission

Parker University, built upon the legacy of its flagship Doctor of Chiropractic program, has established itself as a leading comprehensive institution. Parker University provides students, patients, and wellness professionals with the knowledge and healthcare experiences to realize their full potential through a dedicated focus on education, research, and service.

Empowering Education 
Parker University equips its graduates in health sciences, technology, business, and education communities to establish trends in health and wellness through its certificate, associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Parker University provides an innovative, learning-centered experience for students through a comprehensive curriculum, highly respected faculty, and family-oriented campus environment.

Research
Parker University seeks to build a culture of research aimed at generating new information and knowledge, enhancing student learning experiences, and improving institutional effectiveness. The institution supports campus and external research initiatives, promotes collaborative efforts, and communicates the results of discovery to those we serve.

Leadership Through Service
For knowledge beyond the degree, Parker University offers opportunities for continual education and peer networking, affording industry professionals’ exposure to renowned leaders in their fields and the latest developments and advancements in our professions. These opportunities provide our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to serve their communities and flourish in their respective careers.

Mission Statements of Our Academic Colleges and Programs

College of Chiropractic Program Mission

Parker University will educate individuals in chiropractic wellness to be leaders in education, research, and service as primary care physicians and gatekeepers for direct access to the health delivery system.

College of Health Sciences Mission

The College of Health Sciences mission is to provide an exceptional educational experience and superior clinical preparation for students seeking careers in the Health Science field. This mission is accomplished through our dedication to excellence in learning and teaching, scholarship, research, leadership, clinical knowledge and service to the community. Our programs of study emphasize professional integrity, critical thinking, problem solving, and promotion of health and wellness.

School of Massage Therapy Mission
Parker University School of Massage Therapy will enhance the development of wellness leaders through massage therapy by offering sound, ethical, well-researched, and relevant programs through high standards of education, research, and service.

Mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Radiologic Technology
Mission of the Parker University’s Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Radiologic Technology is to provide students with the academic and technical foundation to competently and safely perform procedures.

Mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Diagnostic Sonography
The Diagnostic Sonography program exists to holistically foster technically sound sonography graduates by providing a progressive curriculum which will enable them to approach their career with confidence, passion, and commitment.

Mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Guided by the mission and vision of Parker University, the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) – is a high quality, comprehensive program; through combined instruction, clinical practice, and research graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to transform the lives of the individuals they serve and have an overall positive influence in community wellness.

College of Business and Technology Mission

The College of Business and Technology (CBT) provides high quality innovative online undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, technology, and health care management for students to succeed in an information-driven global community.

Mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Health Information Technology
The mission of the Health Information Technology Program at Parker University is to provide educational opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that will allow students to acquire, analyze, code, and protect electronic and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. The program promotes professional development and supports the Code of Ethics of the American Health Information Management Association.

Mission of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems is to produce graduates with the technical and organizational skills that participate in the design, construction and maintenance of information systems on effective technological platforms to facilitate the effective storage, transfer, manipulation and use of data and are aligned with the needs of businesses, local and global communities.

Mission of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management
Mission of the Health Information Management major provides graduates with the technical and administrative skills to manage health information systems consistent with the professional standards (medical, ethical and legal) in health care delivery systems. Graduates also possess the knowledge and skills needed to plan and develop health information systems which meet standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies.

Mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management
The mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management is to provide a well—rounded education integrating the principles of business and health care where graduates are prepared to serve as leaders in the health care industry and their community.

Mission of the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management
The mission of the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management is to offer an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world. The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the health care business profession. In addition, MBA students complete general coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and business research methods. Graduates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and critically analyze and solve problems based on applied research methods.


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