WCU's College of Health and Human Sciences provides award-winning professional programs in a wide variety of health care fields. Its faculty and students are involved in groundbreaking research and community service through on-site clinics and outreach programs. Students in all fields gain experience while providing care to the rural communities surrounding WCU.
Ann Crosby, a certified registered nurse anesthetist found inspiration for her career during a difficult time and Western Carolina University helped provide the means for her goals.
Sarah Carpenter is a firm believer in paying it forward, which is why she and her husband make it point to always give back to their community. So, when Carpenter recently learned she was the recipient of the Fullerton Medical Scholarship Award, the Western Carolina University nurse practitioner graduate student said it was a result of her commitment to giving.
Thanks to a robotic-assisted physical therapy method underway at a clinic housed in the Health and Human Sciences Building at Western Carolina University, a local man is getting back on his feet - literally. The innovative device is one in a series of products by ReWalk, a medical device company that designs and develops mobility products for individuals with lower limb disabilities. While there are other manufacturers and systems, WCU is one of only two ReWalk training facilities in North Carolina.
Western Carolina's Health and Human Sciences Building was designed and constructed specifically to meet the educational needs of 21st-century training for healthcare professions. This includes high-tech classroom and lab space for a wide range of fields.Learn More