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Finding Ability in Disabilities

Occupational Therapy Student Selected

Chelsea Lambright accompanied Dr. Tom Moran to the White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities in Washington, D.C. to speak about establishing a college-based fitness initiative.

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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.

PHOTO: Courtney Capstack

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.

PHOTO: JMU Students at Farmer's market

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. 

PHOTO: runners crossing bridgeAthletic Training Students Volunteer at 10K Bridge Run

December 4, 2014

Alicia Doran and four other athletic training students had the opportunity to volunteer at the first ever Chesapeake Bay Bridge 10k run with a total of 20,000 participants.


  • 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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    E-mail otprogram@jmu.edu before Feb 23, 2015 to sign up
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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 >