Mission Statement

School of Health Professions Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Health Professions is to provide the highest quality education in an inter-professional learning environment that fosters scholarly activity, including basic, translational and educational research, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, and professionalism, while affirming the importance of ethical behavior, human diversity, equity and inclusion, cutting-edge technology, and a team approach to health care.

To achieve this, the School endeavors to:

  • Promote patient health and well-being by teaching the knowledge, behavior, and skills needed to ensure excellence in practice;
  • Expand knowledge and inspire ideas through research, scholarship and creative activity;
  • Facilitate innovative and responsible methods of managing and delivering high quality, cost-effective, accessible health care;
  • Respond to current and emerging public health challenges both locally and globally;
  • Cultivate partnerships among faculty, staff, students, and community.

Health Science Mission Statement


Program Mission

The mission of the Health Science major is to provide the highest quality undergraduate education that integrates the principles of scholarship, ethics, cultural competency, communication skills, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and civic orientation to meet the diverse regional needs of the evolving health care industry.

Program Goals

  • We utilize experiential learning communities that integrate opportunities for collaborative and active learning to improve student learning outcomes.
  • We promote the values of ethical, competent, and compassionate health care.
  • We develop critical and independent thinking skills through the utilization of evidence-based teaching techniques and the implementation of emerging educational technologies.
  • We provide students with knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare workforce, pursue graduate education, or secure professional opportunities in health care through rigorous scholarship, self-discovery, teamwork, evidence-based practice, and leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes

 Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. actively engage in scholarship by developing original research problems, applying research designs and methods, and communicating those ideas in research writing.
  2. integrate and apply requisite discipline specific knowledge, skills, competencies, ethical and professional values in a chosen healthcare field.
  3. use evidence in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making processes.
  4. work collaboratively in diverse teams.
  5. effectively communicate by demonstrating proficiency in written and oral communication skills.