University of the Rockies

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University of the Rockies
Established 1998
Type for profit
President Dr. Charlita Shelton
Academic staff 386
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
38°49′58″N 104°48′52″W / 38.83280°N 104.81441°W / 38.83280; -104.81441Coordinates: 38°49′58″N 104°48′52″W / 38.83280°N 104.81441°W / 38.83280; -104.81441
Website http://www.rockies.edu

University of the Rockies (UoR) is a for-profit graduate school located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As of February 2013, the university offers three different Master of Arts degrees: Master of Arts in Human Services, Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, and Master of Arts in Psychology. At the doctorate level, the university offers a PsyD in Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership.

The university's programs, which are offered on campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado and online, are organized into two schools: The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) and the School of Organizational Leadership (SOL).

Within the degree programs, students may enhance their studies by selecting a specialization. The Master of Arts in Psychology includes nineteen specializations. The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program has ten available specializations. Online students who pursue the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership or the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership may choose from six available specializations.

Students who wish to pursue licensure as clinical psychologists enroll in the PsyD, Clinical Specialization, which is only available on campus. The PsyD, Clinical Specialization degree can be tailored by one of five concentrations (Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic/Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Sports Neuroperformance).

UoR also offers four graduate-level certificate programs (online only): Business Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies, General Psychology, and Organizational Leadership.

The university’s parent organization, Bridgepoint Education, Inc., is a for-profit higher education company based in San Diego, California. University of the Rockies is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Initial accreditation was granted by The Higher Learning Commission in 2003. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central Region of the United States. The university has also been granted Category I status as a degree-granting institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). University of the Rockies is an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Finally, University of the Rockies has been approved to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) through the American Psychological Association (APA).

Campus[edit]

Housed in an historic red brick former train station, University of the Rockies is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The campus contains classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, the university library and an on-site behavioral health clinic. The clinic occupies an area of the railroad depot that was once used for luggage storage when the building was first opened in 1918.

History[edit]

University of the Rockies was founded June 18, 1998 as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP). When Bridgepoint Education acquired COSPP in September 2007, the name was changed to University of the Rockies. The Colorado School of Professional Psychology is now a school within University of the Rockies.

University of the Rockies Press[edit]

University of the Rockies Press (UoR Press) is a publishing enterprise of the university, which publishes and disseminates books on clinical psychology, religion and spirituality, business and organizational leadership, and health and well-being. As of February 2013, there are seven published books under UoR Press, and more are in the works.

Rockies Counseling Center[edit]

Rockies Counseling Center is located on campus and provides low-cost psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families who have no third-party insurance or have only a limited ability to pay. Students of UoR use the Center for on-site training. It provides psychotherapy services while allowing students to practice their psychotherapy skills and integrate their learning.

In order to promote fiscal responsibility, University of the Rockies partnered with iGrad, an educator which provides articles, videos, calculators and online coursework.[1]

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