Department of Health Sciences

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photo: May Student Research Symposium
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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.


PHOTO: PIR program at Skyline Middle

Lewis creates independent study opportunity through PIR program

May 9, 2023

“This is another opportunity for JMU students to do something beyond the classroom,” Health Sciences professor Kristi Lewis said. 

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HS students and faculty educate about health disparities

May 3, 2023

At the 2023 JMU Diversity Conference, Health Sciences faculty and students presented on the disparities in healthcare and how book club sessions can educate people on the topic.

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PHOTO: Kristen Krupa

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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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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