Salus University is a university in Pennsylvania, United States, specializing in degree programs for the health care professions. The university's name comes from the Latin word salus, which means "health and well-being". Its campus is located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Salus was founded on July 1, 2008, by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), one of the oldest colleges of optometry in North America, which on that date transformed itself from a standalone institution into one of several colleges of the new university. PCO had established several of those colleges, with degree programs in other disciplines, during the preceding 25 years. The university currently consists of four colleges:
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