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Creighton University Phoenix campus to add 2 health programs for 2021

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PHOENIX – Creighton University Phoenix will add two programs to its offerings at the health sciences campus starting in fall 2021, the school announced Monday.

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education approved the addition of occupational therapy and pharmacy programs.

“The advent of the Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy programs will address the growing shortage of Arizona health care professionals while also sparking significant economic growth throughout the region,” Evan Robinson, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, said in a press release.

Under an agreement between Creighton and Arizona State University, the schools will allow each other’s students access to their research projects and campuses.

They announced the partnership in February.

“Our alliance with Creighton University creates new and varied pathways that empower ASU students from diverse disciplines to accelerate and apply their knowledge in preparation for careers in high demand health fields,” ASU Provost Mark Searle said in the release.

Creighton said the school would serve nearly 900 students.

The private university, based in Omaha, Nebraska, took over the site of of the former Park Central Mall near downtown in 2018.

Construction on the $100 million project at Central Avenue near Thomas Road began in July 2019.

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