The College of Health Sciences was established in 1980 and enrolled its first students in the Physician Assistant Program in 1981.   The college has continued to grow since that time and now offers two Doctor of Physical Therapy programs (entry level and post professional) and master’s degrees in physician assistant sciences, health care administration, and public health.  The faculty has grown in order to provide low student to faculty ratios in support of the over 600 face-to-face and on-line students enrolled annually in the college.

Programs Offered

Mission

To advance the health and well-being of society through the development of exemplary health care professionals in a learning-centered environment.

Values

  •  Health promotion
  • Life-long learning
  • The transfer of evidence-based research into practice

News and Updates

Congratulations to the graduates of 2018

It was another celebratory year as Des Moines University awarded 455 degrees in nine programs at the 118th annual Commencement …

DMU students honored with service awards

The Des Moines University Student Service Award recognizes students from all programs who demonstrate efforts to improve lives in our …

Good cause sparks interprofessional insights

On May 5, 30 first- and second-year podiatric medical students and physical therapy students teamed up to provide health screenings …

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