James Madison University

Health Studies Concentration Completes Academic Program Review

James Madison University (JMU) requires that programs including majors and concentrations go through a process known as Academic Program Review (APR) every seven years. The APR serves as a self-study of the program and the affiliated curriculum. The Health Studies faculty submitted a written report in fall 2011 that detailed the different components and facets of the concentration. In March 2012 an external team composed of faculty from other universities with similar programs visited JMU to obtain additional information on the concentration including strengths and weaknesses. Strengths of the Department of Health Sciences include: 1) faculty commitment to students, 2) JMU administrators awareness of the program, 3) strong students that are passionate about the program, 4) a curriculum addresses critical contemporary issues, 5) excellent facilities.  The External Team also identified several strengths of the Health Studies concentration that include: 1) faculty that are committed to students and student learning, 2) popular concentration, 3) strong advising, 3) successful students that go on to graduate professional health programs across the nation, 4) on-campus organizations that help support student’s interest in future professional goals, 5) focused and informed leaders and 6) faculty that contribute to the general education program through the GHTH 100 course.


  • August 28
    First Day of Classes
  • November 17-25
    Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9-15
    Final Examinations
  • December 15-16
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