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Health Sciences Department Welcomes Dr. Allen Lewis

Department Head of Health Sciences.

“I want our department to be more recognized outside of JMU as a leader in health sciences education and research statewide, nationally and beyond if possible.”

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PHOTO: JMU Students in IrelandAthletic Training Students Travel to Ireland

October 2, 2014

In May, a combined group of athletic training and sport and recreation management students ventured to Ireland to participate in the Sport Management, Medicine and Culture program.


Schedule of Events for National PA Week

October 2, 2014

In honor of National Physician Assistant Week, the Physician Assistant Program and Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) are hosting a variety of activities October 6-11.

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Professors Here to Help

September 25, 2014

A group of faculty came together to study the question: How does alcohol affect the university as a whole? The result was the Here to Help program.

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Physician Assistant Students Learn New Examination Skills

August 26, 2014

On July 16th the James Madison University Physician Assistant and Advance Practice Nursing programs came together for inter-professional education as students learned skills for evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.

PHOTO:Governor Terry McAuliffe with representatives  from the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Delegate Filler-Corn (patron of  the bill), and AT Michael Puglia (standing, second from right) and Advocate  Becky Bowers-Lanier representing the VATA.

JMU Alumni at VA Concussion Bill Signing

April 28, 2014

JMU Athletic Training 2011 graduate, Mike Puglia, was invited to the signing of HB1096 as a member of the VATA Governmental Affairs Committee and as a strong advocate for traumatic brain injury awareness. Mike is the Head Athletic Trainer at Powhatan High School employed by Bon Secours Medicine in Richmond, VA.

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Athletic Trainers Just Did Their Jobs

April 25, 2014

Former JMU Athletic Training students Tim Cuddeback and Jess Colborne return to the Boston Marathon as volunteers along with 3 of their former classmates. ESPN takes a look at the services provided by Athletic Trainers at this annual event.


  • 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.
  • JMU Prediabetes Research Study
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  • October 21-22
    Human Metabolism Poster Session
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  • November 24-28 Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12 Final examinations
  • December 13 Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
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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 >