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Student Brings Medical Expertise to Africa

Like many JMU students who have donated their time and energy to helping others around the world, senior Health Sciences major, Kory Schaeffer's two trips to Haiti through JMUís Alternative Spring Break program motivated him to pursue further mission trips to Africa.

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Dr. Allen Lewis Discusses Race and Cultural Bias in Book

May 27, 2015

This year, Lewis was interviewed on NPRís public radio talk show With Good Reason, discussing topics from his new book We Are All Racists: The Truth about Cultural Bias.

PHOTO: JMU Students at VATA

JMU Students Place 2nd in VATA Quiz Bowl

April 17, 2015

Twenty-two Athletic Training students from James Madison University attended the 2015 VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Glen Allen, Virginia, from January 9-11.

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Nutrition Expert Inspires Dietetics Students

April 6, 2015

JMUís Dietetics Program hosted Michelle Berger-Marshall, the Director of Nutrition for Feeding America as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Nancy Powell Hardaway Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 18.†

PHOTO: Ty BigelowAT Student Presents at VATA Conference

March 26, 2015

Ty Bigelow (í16), was selected to present findings on treatment for iron deficiency and anemia at the Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium of Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA) .


  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • Health Sciences has BLACKOUT dates of September 15th and February 15th. You must be declared by September 15th to add HTH courses in the following Spring semester and by February 15th for the following Fall semester. There are NO exceptions.
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    Fall Semester Begins
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break Ė no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
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Welcome from Health Sciences

PHOTO: Allen LewisHealth is one of the most important disciplines in todayís world. Given the current and future global demand for well trained and passionate health professionals, now is an ideal time to study in our department. We urge you to learn about our programs to see where your future ambitions fit. More >