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Student Brings Medical Expertise to Africa

Like many JMU students who have donated their time and energy to helping others around the world, senior Health Sciences major, Kory Schaeffer's two trips to Haiti through JMU’s Alternative Spring Break program motivated him to pursue further mission trips to Africa.

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PHOTO: Saal teachingA Graduate Studying Abroad

November 10, 2015

Alex Saal '15 shares her experiences working in Ecuador with Manna Project International for a year as a program director.

PHOTO: World Police and Fire Games Athletic Training Alumnae Volunteer at the World Police and Fire Games

October 27, 2015

Athletic training alumnae Nancy Burke '73 and Alicia Doran '15 were among the volunteers at this summer's World Police and Fire Games.


PA Week Presentation Teaches Impact of Medical Errors

October 27, 2015

The Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) welcomed husband and wife Alan Fitch and Cathy Motley-Fitch to present "Care, Communication, and Compassion: Lola's Story."

PHOTO: BuildingLong-Term Care Company Has Strong Ties to HSA Program

October 27, 2015

The Health Services Administration (HSA) program strives to provide the tools and training necessary for its students to succeed in healthcare management careers.

HS Students Help City Collect Data

October 15, 2015

Each year students in HTH 351: Health Behavior Change Theory, have supported the City of Harrisonburg’s Bike and Pedestrian Counts.

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Health Sciences Department Welcomes New Faculty

October 15, 2015

This semester, the Health Sciences department welcomes three new faculty members: Dr. Jessica Goodman, Dr. Sarah Rush, and Dr. France Weaver.


  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break – no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • Health Sciences has BLACKOUT dates of September 15th and February 15th. You must be declared by September 15th to add HTH courses in the following Spring semester and by February 15th for the following Fall semester. There are NO exceptions.
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PHOTO: Allen LewisHealth is one of the most important disciplines in today’s world. Given the current and future global demand for well trained and passionate health professionals, now is an ideal time to study in our department. We urge you to learn about our programs to see where your future ambitions fit. More >