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

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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Applauding our physician assistants: National PA Week

A big round of applause to all DMU physician assistant students, alumni, faculty and staff during National PA Week, Oct. 6-12. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds acknowledged these health care providers on Oct. 4 by signing a proclamation praising their “quality, …

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DMU physical therapy students walk, dance to help Parkinson’s patients

Every nine minutes, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This chronic, progressive type of movement disorder affects an estimated one million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide. It can affect a person’s ability to perform common, daily activities. There …

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Meet the DMU Health Leaders

Among Des Moines University’s 40-plus student clubs and organizations, there’s one that offers something for everyone: the DMU Health Leaders. Open to students in all eight DMU degree programs, the Health Leaders Club offers opportunities to network with and learn …

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Armed to advocate for professional parity

In the Navy, on a congresswoman’s staff and now at Walter Reed Medical Center, Shevonne Wells is carving her path as a podiatric physician determined to be involved in health care policy and advocacy. Shevonne Wells, D.P.M.’11, M.H.A.’11, DABPM, FACFAS, …

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Finding far-flung alumni

DMUmagazine recently encountered alumni who have taken their expertise and service to various corners of the world. Below are glimpses of their experiences. Do you have experiences off the beaten path that you’d like to share? Contact DMUmagazine Editor Barbara Dietrich Boose …

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Crammed schedule leads to Legacy Scholarship

Lindsey McDaniels says she tends to “function better” when her schedule is “crammed,” and the evidence is clear she’s firing on all cylinders. The 2018 physical therapy graduate has been highly engaged in service, leadership, interprofessional education and research, all activities …

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