The College of Allied Health Professions at Western University of Health Sciences is changing its name to the College of Health Sciences (CHS), effective July 1, 2018.

CHS has expanded its mission and vision beyond the allied health professions to a broader scope of health sciences. The name change reflects the comprehensive mission of WesternU.

“Expanding scope, potential, and service provision by becoming the College of Health Sciences provides a pathway to develop future-oriented programs to serve the health care needs of the region beyond the allied health professions,” said College of Health Sciences Dean Stephanie Bowlin, EdD, PA. “Health care needs in the 21st century present exciting opportunities for the College of Health Sciences to develop innovative solutions.”

The College of Health Sciences provides educational opportunities for students in a variety of health sciences. It includes a Master of Science in Health Sciences program, a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

“The renaming of the College of Allied Health Professions as the College of Health Sciences celebrates and clarifies the growing importance of physician assistant, physical therapy and health sciences graduates to the broader spectrum of health education and health care,” said Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, President of Western University of Health Sciences. “This more inclusive and comprehensive identity for the College acknowledges the importance of a team-based, interprofessional approach to health education and patient care, and reflects the evolution of care delivery.”

Leading up to the announcement, videos promoting the College name change were posted on WesternU’s Facebook page, Instagram page, Twitter profile and YouTube channel. Check them out below.

Below: The news is revealed!