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 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

  • Rams mobile clinic expands services, hours

    February 02, 2018

    Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services to residents in East Winston.
  • Agreement assures recent WSSU grad a path to doctorate program

    December 13, 2017

    Alexis McCrea is the first WSSU graduate to take advantage of the Early Assurance Program, which offers guaranteed admission into WSSU’s highly competitive doctor of physical therapy program for students who meet specific criteria.
  • WSSU nursing recognized among best in nation

    December 13, 2017

    WSSU nursing ranks No. 8 on’s “America’s Best Nursing Schools for 2018” East Coast, and no. 15 in the nation for online nursing programs.

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