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 a doctor of physical therapy program 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

1,000+ aspiring health professionals to get “interprofessional” Feb. 22

Des Moines University knows that students in its eight graduate medical/health sciences degree programs need to understand how to work well with people in other health professions. That’s why its clinical students will be among more than 1,000 medical/health sciences …

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Want a great career? Consider physician assistant

The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) has launched a campaign affirming what DMU already knows: Physician assistants are important health care professionals who apply thousands of hours of medical training and versatile skills to providing patient-focused care. Called “Your PA …

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Want to reduce your tuition debt by up to $100,000?

After John Schantzen, D.O.’14, and his wife, Amy Schantzen, D.O.’14, completed the Via Christi family medicine residency in Wichita, KS, they joined the medical staff of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, IA, a rural part of the state. There, …

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The DMU Physical Therapy Clinic: ama-a-a-azing space

When it comes to describing DMU’s renovated and sun-filled Physical Therapy Clinic on eighth floor of the DMU Clinic, patients say it best. “We have received great comments from patients regarding the state-of-the-art facility and the healing environment that it …

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Holiday stress and trigger points

Do the holidays have you so stressed that you’re experiencing pain? If so, Asher Bogdanove, a third-year student in DMU’s doctor of physical therapy degree program, and Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMD, manager of the DMU Physical Therapy Clinic, here …

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DMU’s M.H.A. program again earns full accreditation

In the world of higher education, applying for accreditation is no picnic for faculty and staff, but it’s important for students. Academic programs and institutions that have achieved accreditation by their corresponding accrediting agencies have demonstrated they’ve met very high …

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Check out TLA Scholars Program proposals Oct. 29

You may have recently heard some buzz about the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Scholars Program. Faculty and staff who submitted proposals to the TLA Scholars Program have the opportunity to receive up to $2,000 for their educational project. Monies …

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DMU student researches West Nile virus at the CDC

Christine Jackson, D.O.’20, M.P.H.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, during July and August 2018. Christine was selected to participate in this internship as part of the DMU Department of …

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Iowan LGBTQ Health Assessment Results Released on National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11

Having sound data is key to making wise, informed decisions. That’s especially true when decisions are being made that affect large groups of people and policies. And that’s especially why the nation’s dearth of information on disparities among sexual and …

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