The mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to offer quality education for a variety of professional careers.
In fulfilling this role, the College provides undergraduate and graduate programs that are committed to providing learning opportunities to students aspiring to careers that serve the needs of our society. Service to disadvantaged segments of society most in need of care across age, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrum are central to the mission of the College’s educational programs.
The College’s faculty members engage in instruction, scholarly work, and service with an emphasis on student-faculty involvement. A hallmark of the College, student-faculty involvement promotes creativity and critical thinking in the diverse student population.
The faculty provides service to WCU students and the university at large through student advisement, service, continuing education opportunities, maintaining currency in areas of expertise, active involvement in professional organizations, and scholarly activities.
The College is pleased to be located in the new Health and Human Sciences Building on the west campus. This four story building encompasses over 160,000 square feet of space, including state of the art classrooms, laboratory spaces, and a developing interprofessional clinic. In addition, several of our programs have new space in Biltmore Park, offering the advantage of fully equipped, modern classrooms, state-of-the-art labs, student study rooms, and a large collaborative area where faculty and students can work together. Faculty and students can stay in touch with their colleagues on both campus using the new teleconferencing capacities available in both of these locations.
Thank you to Mission Healthcare Foundation
The College thanks the Mission Healthcare Foundation for the donation of $250,000 in Scholarship assistance. The money will be awarded $50,000 per year for five years. Due to this generous donation, 25 students have been awarded scholarship assistance in Nursing, Communication and Speech Disorders, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and Health Sciences.
Students Awarded include:
Marvin Kent Purser