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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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PHOTO:JMU student with cocoa podA New Way of Thinking about Healthcare

January 19, 2016

Students from James Madison University were able to explore Costa Ricaís healthcare system this past summer through a study abroad program.

PHOTO: Jamie FryeDr. Jamie Frye Named VATA Educator of the Year Award

January 13, 2016

It is an honor to announce that the VATA Educator of the Year Award goes to Dr. Jamie Frye. Dr. Frye is the program director for the athletic training education program at James Madison University.

PHOTO: VATA ThumbAT Alumna Named Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year

January 13, 2016

This year's Vito Perriello Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year award recipient not only serves as a health care provider to athletes in the high school setting but also is a role model and advocates for her students. Sara Whiteside received her degree in athletic training from JMU.

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Health Sciences Department Welcomes New Faculty

October 15, 2015

This semester, the Health Sciences department welcomes three new faculty members: Dr. Jessica Goodman, Dr. Sarah Rush, and Dr. France Weaver.

PHOTO: World Police and Fire Games Athletic Training Alumnae Volunteer at the World Police and Fire Games

October 27, 2015

Athletic training alumnae Nancy Burke '73 and Alicia Doran '15 were among the volunteers at this summer's World Police and Fire Games.


PA Week Presentation Teaches Impact of Medical Errors

October 27, 2015

The Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) welcomed husband and wife Alan Fitch and Cathy Motley-Fitch to present "Care, Communication, and Compassion: Lola's Story."

PHOTO: BuildingLong-Term Care Company Has Strong Ties to HSA Program

October 27, 2015

The Health Services Administration (HSA) program strives to provide the tools and training necessary for its students to succeed in healthcare management careers.


  • January 11
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 18, Monday
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Classes do not meet.
  • March 7-11
    Spring Break. Classes do not meet.
  • May 5-7
    Commencement Ceremonies
  • 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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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 >