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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 JMU’s Alternative Spring Break program motivated him to pursue further mission trips to Africa.

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PHOTO: Ty BigelowAT Student Presents at VATA Conference

March 26, 2015

Ty Bigelow (’16), 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) .

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PANCE Pass Rate of 100%

March 25, 2015

The James Madison University Physician Assistant Program is pleased to announce that the December 2014 graduates have earned a 100% pass rate on the PANCE for first-time test takers!

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JMU Alumnus named Chairman of Governor’s Advisory Board

February 26, 2015

Mike Puglia ('11), serves as chairman of Governor's Advisory Board of the Virginia Athletic Trainer's Association (VATA).

PHOTO: JMU studentsOT Students Serve as Guides

February 4, 2015

JMU OT students Stefani Sangiovanni, Lynsey Palmer, Bryan Davis, Brittany Rivera, and Shannon Allen had the opportunity to work with the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (VSDB) Cross Country team this fall as guide runners for members who were blind or had low vision.

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Physician Assistant Graduate Student Takes on Lyme Corps

January 20, 2015

Courtney Capstack, a third year Physician Assistant student at JMU, spent this past spring participating in a specialized training program on Lyme disease called “Lyme Corps.” The goal of the program is to raise awareness and promote prevention of Lyme disease.

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Dietetics Students Visit Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market

January 7, 2015

Dr. Michelle Hesse and her dietetics students recently supported local farms on their trip to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market as part of the class lecture series on fruits and vegetables. 


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  • 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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PHOTO: Allen LewisHealth is one of the most important disciplines in today’s 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 >