About the Division


Learning and working together to improve heatlh and wellness. Created in July 2008, the Division of Health Sciences produces highly skilled and compassionate graduates across the spectrum of the health professions, provides competent and comprehensive clinical care, broadens community health awareness and pursues collaborative academic programs and community partnerships.

The Division of Health Sciences is comprised of four schools:

  • School of Community Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Orvis School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

In addition, it is the home for the:

  • Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Center for Program Evaluation
  • Gerontology Academic Program
  • Sanford Center for Aging


The division offers the following degree programs:

Baccalaureate degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Master's degrees

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing (combined)
  • Master of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Doctor of Philosophy degrees

  • Ph.D. in Public Health
  • Ph.D. in Speech Pathology and Audiology

The division participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Social Psychology. Please see the Interdisciplinary and Special Programs chapter of this catalog of more information.

Doctor of Medicine

  • Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) satisfactorily complete the required curriculum in Medicine; in addition, a combined M.D./Ph.D program is offered for students only after they are accepted to the School of Medicine as a regular M.D. student
  • M.D./M.P.H.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Undergraduate Minors

  • Addiction Treatment Services
  • Health Ecology
  • Gerontology

Craduate Certificate Programs

  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator

The Division of Health Sciences is tied together by the need to find solutions for and help people towards improving their health and well-being through education, research, clinical care and public service. Through one-on-one treatment of people with health problems, providing opportunities to participate in medical and social research and conducting scholarly activities aimed at improving the health and well-being of whole populations, our faculty prepare and teach students to work in high demand professions.

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