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.
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
September 30, 2018
The partnership has created the first physical therapy residency program based at an HBCU. The 12-month program, which will focus on neurologic care, launched Aug. 27.
August 31, 2018U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx got a first-hand look at WSSU's Department of Physical Therapy, one of the signature programs of the School of Health Sciences, during a tour on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
August 09, 2018
A WSSU researcher is hoping to expose the 'freshman 15' myth and help college students avoid the weight-gain trap. She offers seven heart health tips for freshmen.