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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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JMU Celebrates National PA Week

October 2, 2015

The week of October 6 - 12 is National Physician Assistant week. JMUís Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) is hosting events all week to honor and recognize the work that PAs do. All events are open to the public.

PHOTO: AvatarGrad Students Learning Through Virtual World

September 28, 2015

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), Nursing, Occupational Therapy (OT), and Physician's Assistant (PA) hosted a Virtual Interprofessional Clinic in SecondLife last year.

Hope For Autism

September 10, 2015

View a video story about the work being done with autistic children in the Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic.

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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.


  • September 25
    12pm to 1pm
    Occupational Therapy Information Session
    Sign up before Sept 23, 2015
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break Ė no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
  • 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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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 >