School of Health Sciences
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
The School of Health Sciences offers exceptional learning opportunities for professional and graduate education via the virtual hospital, the mobile unit, free clinics run by physical therapy and occupational therapy students and study abroad opportunities for its diverse 2000 enrollees. Among its signature programs are clinical doctoral degrees in nursing and physical therapy, and bridges to the PhD in nursing with Duke University. Online and hybrid learning opportunities are provided in clinical laboratory science, health administration, graduate nursing and rehabilitation counseling. The School houses the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities and has the largest RN to BSN program in North Carolina.
Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in Clinical Laboratory Science, Exercise Physiology, Healthcare Management, and Nursing. The Clinical Laboratory Science program prepares students in laboratory methodologies and related technologies which are essential to the performance of diagnostic, research and forensic investigations.
- The Exercise Physiology Program (EXS) prepares students for professional programs such as medicine; physical therapy; graduate study in exercise science sub-disciplines of Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Behavior; and careers in the field of strength and conditioning as well as clinical exercise physiologists.
- The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management in the School of Health Sciences is designed to produce graduates prepared to serve in a range of entry-level positions across multiple healthcare settings and careers.
- The Division of Nursing has a variety of entry points, including the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN), RN to BSN, Paramedic to BSN and Accelerated BSN programs.
At the Graduate level, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees are offered along with Master of Science degrees in Health Administration, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Rehabilitation Counseling.
- The Master of Healthcare Administration degree prepares students for a broad range of careers in health services management in a dynamic health and healthcare industry.
- The Master of Science in Nursing has two curriculum tracks: one track prepares family nurse practitioners to deliver primary care services, while the other track prepares nurse educators to teach in nursing programs.
- The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program offers an integrated curriculum that highlights skill applications and knowledge to promote functional independence and productive living among individuals whose physical, emotional and psychosocial abilities are disrupted due to illness, injury or the aging process. Graduates are prepared to assume the role of practitioner, administrator, educator-learner and researcher in traditional and emerging areas of practice
- The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling (MSRC) Program offers an innovative online curriculum that prepares counselors with the advance knowledge, skills, and dispositions to assist individuals with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career and independent living goals.
- The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a rigorous 36-month program that challenges and develops students year round. The program provides students with the educational and experiential foundation to practice physical therapy in a proactive, competent, ethical, and compassionate manner. The DPT degree will prepare graduates to deliver both primary and interdisciplinary health care to diverse populations within a variety of practice settings and health-care delivery systems.