College Of Health Sciences

Prepare to become a health care expert

A degree from DMU’s College of Health Sciences will help you reach your goals.

We need leaders who can reimagine medicine and produce better health outcomes for everyone.

At Des Moines University’s College of Health Sciences, we are dedicated to equipping the next generation of healthcare professionals with the tools and techniques to address the challenges facing people all around the world. You can choose to pursue a future as a health care administrator, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, public health expert or many other career paths that are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Jobs.

With a degree from DMU and a leading college of health science, you will be well-positioned to practice and take charge in nearly any medical setting.

Explore DMU’s College of Health Sciences

Mission and Values

The College of Health Sciences has a mission to advance health and wellbeing of society by cultivating exemplary health professionals and leaders through innovative, evidence-based and interprofessional education.

In addition, our values of Accountability, Collaboration, Honesty, Inclusiveness and Wellness support DMU’s mission.

College of Health Science Highlights

As a health science college, it is DMU’s mission to advance the health and well-being of society. No matter which College of Health Sciences program you choose, you can expect to:

  • State of the Art Facilities and Technology

    In 2023, DMU relocated to a new 88-acre campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. This state-of-the-art campus includes technology-rich, flexible education spaces that support innovative teaching methods and connect faculty and students across our programs. Our new research facilities include a vibrant and spacious open laboratory, fostering collaboration and innovation.

  • Learn from Experts

    Across five disciplines, over 60 College of Health Sciences faculty members bring broad professional backgrounds and decades of experience as clinicians and educators. Because our programs have low student-to-faculty ratios, you will have unfettered access to these accomplished thought leaders. You will also be mentored and receive career advising — whether studying on campus or taking courses online.

  • Health Profession Focused

    Unlike institutions focused on the liberal arts or undergraduate education, DMU and the College of Health Sciences have a strong niche and experience in educating top-quality graduate health professionals.  With board pass rates well above the national average, you will experience a top-quality education that prepares you for excellence in the healthcare sector.  Whether a frontline practitioner, public health officer or healthcare leader, you will be well prepared for your chosen profession and proud of your education as a future DMU alum.

  • Experiential Learning Networks

    With hundreds of community partners, the College of Health Sciences partners with DMU’s other colleges and programs to offer robust hands-on experiences in multiple specialty areas. The university’s 125-year history and focus on addressing evolving societal healthcare needs ensure you will learn from top notch institutional partners and healthcare leaders active in their respective fields and disciplines.

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