barry-eckert.jpgSalus is a unique and exciting institution that focuses on graduate professional education in health professions. We offer an array of programs that not only are at the leading edge of modern healthcare and rehabilitation, but also provide rewarding careers to our graduates.
Over the past decade, Salus has built upon the success of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) with three additional colleges: the Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) and the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation (CHER). Together, these Colleges offer an extraordinary choice of healthcare careers that provide patient care leadership for the 21st century. Supported by advanced technology, our faculty members work closely with our students to give them the attention they want as part of an exciting learning environment. The recent accreditations in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy, high pass rates on licensing exams for all programs, and the professional success of our graduates, are testaments to the high quality of our programs.
Salus is focused upon the future of healthcare, which is ever-changing, and our programs play important roles in addressing the needs of a wide range of patients. Leadership in these professions has been a core value of Salus University throughout its history and continues to be a force as we plan for the future. We are attentive to future trends in each discipline, the role of technology, patient-centered care and interprofessional education and practice. We are taking a leading role as we introduce tele-health experiences into our programs. We have the ability to respond to future opportunities, ensuring the best health education experience possible.

What does this mean for our students and alumni? Whether you enter a specialty profession, primary care or research, a Salus education will position you for success and for you to be an important part of the future of healthcare. We look forward to having you become part of the Salus family.


Barry S. Eckert, PhD, FASAHP (Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions)
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Eckert's Bio


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Anatomy, University of Miami (FL) School of Medicine
  • Master of Science, Biology, State University of New York at Albany
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, State University of New York at Albany

Professional Organizations:

  • Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Board of Directors, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)

View Dr. Eckert's CV