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PHOTO: JMU faculty and staff participate in hunger banquet

Hunger Banquet Held

Participants in the Hunger Banquet experienced differing levels of food quality and quantity

The Interprofessional Education Committee of Health Sciences hosted their first Hunger Banquet on March 21st.

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PHOTO: Rachel Quinn

PA Student Elected Regional Director

August 16, 2016

Rachel Quinn ‘17 attended the conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in San Antonio, TX in May 2016 and was elected Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

PHOTO:JMU student OT Students Volunteer at Massanutten

May 3, 2016

The JMU Occupational Therapy Program had eleven students who volunteered with Therapeutic Adventures at Massanutten ski resort.

PHOTO: Sam Dogbey

A Ghanaian Studentís Journey

May 3, 2016

Samuel Dogbey is a physician assistant (PA) graduate student at JMU who was a practicing doctor in Ghana before moving to the US towards the end of 2007.

PHOTO: JMU team holding winning checkJMU Students Care for Caregivers

April 28, 2016

JMU team placed first in the "Caring for the Caregiver Hack: Advancing Caregiver Health Through InnovationsĒ in downtown Richmond in March.

PHOTO: Bloomfield SoccierOccupational Therapy Student Uses Soccer to Connect with Kids

April 13, 2016

According to WMRA, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have long been identified as important resettlement communities for immigrants. In fact, the Harrisonburg Refugee Office resettles somewhere between 175 to 200 refugees every year.

PHOTO: JMU students and Valley Scholars

Valley Scholars Celebrate Family Day with CHBS Activities

April 6, 2016

Valley Scholarsí second Annual Family Day was held on December fifth exclusively with departments from the College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) on the JMU campus.

PHOTO: Tyler PrewettPA Student Finishes Rotations in Peru

April 5, 2016

Tyler Prewett (Ď03;Ď15), a Double Duke and recent graduate of JMUís PA Program, is JMUís first student to take advantage of a clinical rotation in Trujillo, Peru.

PHOTO: White Coats

PANCE Pass Rate of 100%

February 18, 2016

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program is pleased to announce that the December 2015 graduates have earned a 100% pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.


  • 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.
  • November 19-27
    Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • December 10-16,
    Final Examinations
  • December 16,
    Graduate School Commencement
    7:00 p.m.
  • December 17,
    Undergraduate Commencement
    10:00 a.m.
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Welcome from Health Sciences

PHOTO: Herb AmatoHealth 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 >