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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: White Coats on Call 2017

PA faculty and students attend White Coats on Call

February 10, 2017

Nine graduate students and two faculty members attended "White Coats on Call", the grassroots lobbying effort held annually in the state capital of Richmond, VA.

PHOTO:  Laura Merrel

Public health educator uses her political science background

January 30, 2017

One of the newest health sciences faculty members comes to JMU with a diverse educational background. During her undergraduate years Laura Merrell studied political science and environmental studies before her focus turned to health care.

PHOTO:Dayna Henry Health clinician turned educator joins HS faculty

January 26, 2017

The Department of Health Sciences welcomes Dayna Henry, health clinician turned educator.

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.


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  • 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: 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 >