James Madison University

Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Goals & Objectives


The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to offer pre-professional and professional preparation for health disciplines, advance evidence-based practice, and provide service to communities.


The vision of the Department of Health Sciences is to be recognized as a leader in educating future health professionals to improve the health and well-being of the communities in which we live.


  1. Excellence in all professional responsibilities.

  2. Innovation to advance our professions and develop best practices

  3. Service to the department, university, our professions and communities.

  4. Collaboration across disciplines to facilitate student learning, provide service, and conduct research

  5. Diversity in faculty, staff, students, and viewpoints

  6. Integrity/Professionalism in all endeavors

  7. Engagement in learning, community and civic matters

Strategic Goals and Objectives

  1. Prepare future health professionals.
    Objective: Enhance approaches for preparing students to be health professionals.

  2. Promote the health and well-being of the JMU community.
    Objective: Provide resources through instruction, service, and consultation to the campus community.

  3. Support general education preparation.
    Objective: Sustain needed capacity to address student needs.

  4. Provide service to meet the needs of the community, state, region, and nation.
    Objective: Enhance recognition of the value of our service contributions.

  5. Conduct and disseminate research/scholarship.
    Objective: Develop appropriate infrastructure.


  • 12/12/17: The department has been divided into the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Health Professions
  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • JMU Summer Hours
    Business hours from May 6 - August 16, 2013 will be Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon.