Department of Health Sciences

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As a department, we are committed to holding the university and ourselves accountable for taking action to address racism. Because we educate future health care professionals, we recognize our ethical responsibility to develop students who understand and recognize implicit bias, equip them with tools to practice social justice, anti-racism, and advocate for change in health care settings and communities.


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Health sciences alum recruits fellow Dukes

November 14, 2022

" I knew I wanted to be part of something with healthcare, I just wasn’t sure what. So, I declared Health Sciences as my major to help me explore my options." - Kristen Krupa ('19)

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HTH100 students present at GenEd Student Conference

November 1, 2022

Every fall semester during family weekend, JMU holds a General Education Student Conference showcasing student excellence in liberal studies courses.

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Student creates Health in Color to discuss health disparities 

September 27, 2022

Founded in July by JaNiece Woodson, Health in Color is a new student organization that focuses on the effects that health disparities have on people of color.

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PHOTO: Raihan Kahn and Megan Brooks discuss research

FYRE program pairs students with faculty research mentors

May 2, 2022

Through JMU's First Year Research Experience (FYRE) program, transfer student Megan Brooks will be able to assist health sciences professor Raihan Khan in his research on dust and environmental pollution.

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HS alumna pursues physical therapy career

December 3, 2021

"I chose JMU the minute I walked onto the campus for a college tour. I found out about the school through a friend who thought it would be a great fit for me. Knowing I was going to be interested in their health programs, I investigated what they had to offer."

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Welcome from the Department Head

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On behalf of our current students, alumni, faculty and staff of the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies at James Madison University, welcome to the Department of Health Sciences! We welcome your interest in one of the most rewarding and exciting areas of professional study.

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