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The WSSU School of Health Sciences is an ethnically diverse school that embraces health equity in education, research and service. Innovative learning experiences include a virtual hospital, mobile unit, free clinics run by students, and study abroad opportunities. Students excel in their educational programs, on licensure examinations and in the workplace.


Departments & Programs

More than 1500 students are enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing and allied health disciplines. Signature programs include masters of science in occupational therapy, 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.

WSSU student with microscope

Clinical Laboratory Science

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WSSU student on exercise bike

Exercise Physiology

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Healthcare Management

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WSSU nursing student examining a patient


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WSSU OT student helping a patient

Occupational Therapy

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WSSU PT student

Physical Therapy

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WSSU rehabilitation counseling student

Rehabilitation Counseling

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Virtual Hospitals

Two virtual hospitals provide students an opportunity to practice realistic health care in a no-risk, high-yield environment. Replicating the clinical setting, full-sized high-fidelity manikins produce life-like physiological imitations of disease states and respond to medical interventions. Learn to perform tasks, interpret medical data, enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills and practice safety while building confidence.

Hands on Wellness (HOW) Mobile Unit

The RAMS Know H.O.W. Health sciences faculty, staff, and students provide free preventive health services to community members who are uninsured or underinsured. The mobile unit provides quality, accessible, and integrated wellness services to reduce health disparities:


  • Blood Pressure Measurements
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings
  • Health Education
  • Medical Referrals

SOHS Events

  • Mom finds success in WSSU’s healthcare management program

    December 20, 2018

    Courtney Johnson, who has two young daughters, juggled full-time employment – working third shift – along with her responsibilities as a mother. She earned her degree in healthcare management in December.
  • WSSU, UNCSA create four research design studios at CDI

    December 20, 2018

    Faculty from WSSU and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are partnering to create four interdisciplinary design studios that will tackle some of the biggest problems facing the region: equity, mobility, scientific literacy, education and environmental resilience.
  • WSSU helps celebrate Chinese university’s 60th anniversary

    December 06, 2018

    Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, along with administrators and students from the School of Health Sciences are sending birthday wishes to China’s Hubei University of Chinese Medicine.

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