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


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


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

News and Updates

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 …
Kelsea Cannon

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 …

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 …

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