College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences is focused on preparing students to join a workforce community of healthcare professionals who provide exemplary service and care to a diverse population of individuals. Our faculty and staff are innovative, creative and engaged in advancing the knowledge and skills for improving the delivery of health and human services.
The College of Health Sciences contains the highly-regarded School of Nursing, the School of Applied Health Sciences and the School of Orthodontics. The School of Applied Health Sciences contains the newly created department of Kinesiology, and the dynamic department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The College of Health Sciences recently developed the Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and the first cohort of students started in the fall of 2014. In addition, the College of Health Sciences is developing and offering several new Master’s degree programs that target critically-needed areas such as health informatics (anticipated Fall 2015) and is exploring other areas related to health science including health policy and rehabilitation outcomes. The overall goal is to promote the most conducive and contemporary learning environment for our undergraduate and graduate students.
University’s College of Health Sciences aspires to be the region’s premier
provider of health science education. The Jacksonville University, College of Health
Sciences is committed to preparing healthcare professionals for careers defined
by excellence in practice, community service and lifelong professional
development. Teaching, research and community engagement serve as our core
The College of Health Sciences is well-positioned to provide students
with the essential skills and hands-on training that they need to be
competitive and thrive in high-demand jobs in the healthcare industry. The College
of Health Sciences’ faculty and staff are innovative, creative and engaged in
advancing the knowledge and skills for improving the delivery of health and
human services. During the last year,
the College of Health Sciences built the School of Applied Health Sciences,
which now joins the School of Nursing and the School of Orthodontics.
of Health Sciences has a new building that features dedicated classrooms,
faculty and staff offices, meeting rooms and state-of-the-art simulation and
scientific and teaching labs, including the Simulation Training and Applied
Research Center, the Novel Equipment Workspace Speech Pathology Lab, and the
Physically Active Lifestyles Lab. In
addition to these three new labs, nursing students will also have access to the
original School of Nursing Clinical Skills Laboratory in the Lazzara Building.
Jacksonville University College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 includes the following:
- Develop new undergraduate and graduate health sciences programs while strengthening and expanding current programs within the College of Health Sciences to meet identified and/or emerging needs in healthcare
- Integrate evidence-based practice into rigorous academic and clinical programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Leverage state-of-the-art simulation and technology to enhance student interdisciplinary learning and faculty teaching
- Build infrastructure to support faculty research opportunities
- Cultivate community partnerships to provide training/internships and future employment opportunities for students at all levels
- Recruit and retain a diverse student body and faculty
We are proud of our student and faculty successes and look forward to the continued advancement of College of Health Sciences. This is an exciting time of innovation and growth, and it is very important to us that we provide accurate and up-to-date information about all of our programs and maintain open communication with our community.
Please use this website as your primary gateway to our College of Health Sciences programs. Our strengths, professional intent, combined excellence and positive energy will create a strategic vision that ensures a successful future.
The ASPIRE capital campaign committed $20 million in funding, including a new 30,000 square foot College of Health Sciences building, with dedicated classrooms, faculty and staff offices, meeting rooms, a multidisciplinary, and the state-of-the-art Simulation Training and Applied Research Center.
Support the College of Health Sciences
Growth of our College of Health Sciences relies on giving. We are fortunate to have the continued support of our community and JU donors. Please consider supporting our College of Health Sciences as we strive for excellence in teaching, research and service.
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Christine Sapienza, PhD
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Program Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ms. Sally Lynch
Executive Administrator to the Dean, College of Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences