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PHOTO: JMU faculty and staff participate in hunger banquet

Hunger Banquet Held

Participants in the Hunger Banquet experienced differing levels of food quality and quantity

The Interprofessional Education Committee of Health Sciences hosted their first Hunger Banquet on March 21st.

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PHOTO:Herb Amato and Sherry Summers receive award Amato and Summers recognized by MAATA

November 29, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) recently named both Herb Amato and Sherry Summers to the organization's list of the 2016 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers.

PHOTO: OT studentsMaxwell recognized for service to CAATE

November 17, 2016

Paula Maxwell was recognized for her service in June of 2016 at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia in Baltimore where she received the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Award.

PHOTO: Amy Lamb VisitKnowing our value with Dr. Amy Lamb, AOTA President

November 8, 2016

Dr. Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, the president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) came to speak at James Madison University on November 3.

PHOTO: JMU students in IrelandAthletic training students study abroad in Ireland

November 3, 2016

In the spring of 2016, ten students in the Athletic Training program were given the chance to learn more about their future careers in an international setting.

PHOTO: OT studentsOccupational therapy students volunteer at Wilson Workforce's Outdoor Day

November 1, 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, the OT Class of 2018 participated in Outdoor Day, an event held at Woodrow Wilson Recreational Center (WWRC).

PHOTO: Rachel Quinn

PA student elected regional director

August 16, 2016

Rachel Quinn ‘17 attended the conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in San Antonio, TX in May 2016 and was elected Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

PHOTO:JMU student OT students volunteer at Massanutten

May 3, 2016

The JMU Occupational Therapy Program had eleven students who volunteered with Therapeutic Adventures at Massanutten ski resort.


  • 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.
  • January 16
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet
  • March 6-10
    Spring Break
    Classes do not meet
  • May 4-6
    Commencement Ceremonies
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PHOTO: Herb AmatoHealth 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 >