James Madison University

Welcome from the Department Head

Thank you for visiting the Department of Health Sciences.  Our department prepares undergraduate students to function as health professionals upon attainment of the undergraduate degree with majors in athletic training, dietetics, health services administration, and health sciences (concentrations in: health studies, health assessment and promotion, and public health education) or to pursue various health related professional programs (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and others).  We also offer graduate degrees in dietetics, nutrition and physical activity, occupational therapy, and physician assistant studies.

Health Sciences at JMU is a large department.  We have 40+ faculty and staff, approximately 1800 students, and offer almost a dozen majors, concentrations, and graduate degrees.  Therefore, we have a large footprint in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the university.  Our graduates have a successful record of finding employment, passing licensure and certification examinations, and being accepted to graduate and professional programs.

Health 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.  On behalf of our current students, alumni, faculty and staff, welcome to the Department of Health Sciences!  Join us and play an integral role in making our world healthier!

Sincerely,
Herb Amato, DA, ATC

Announcements


  • 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.
  • March 6-10
    Spring Break
    Classes do not meet
  • May 4-6
    Commencement Ceremonies

Welcome from Health Sciences

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 >