Welcome to the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend.
The Dwyer College is made up of three Schools: School of Applied Health Sciences, School of Nursing and the developing School of Rehabilitation Sciences. Our college is made up of dedicated, highly skilled, compassionate faculty and staff. The Dwyer College of Health Sciences programs began as early as 1968, which gives us over fifty years of experience education health science students. Under my leadership, we are committed to excellence in teaching/learning, service and scholarship.
We are a college spiraling upward with students interested in health careers, educating students to understand and appreciate how to improve general health, trends in health care locally, nationally and globally. That means faculty stay current within their respective field and then transmits that knowledge in innovative and novel ways. We develop our learners to be impressive thinkers, value the privilege it is provide health services to clients, not only while in their respective programs but after they graduate and throughout their careers.
In addition, we provide explicit opportunities for those in clinical programs to collaborate with other health professionals and disciplines, referred to as inter-professional practice and education (IPE). Our students engage in conversations and intervention planning with medical students from the IU School of Medicine South Bend as well as students from the Social Work Program. All of these learning strategies are to allow Dwyer College students to have a state of the art and best practice experiences during their educational experiences.
I invite you to consider a career and major in the health sciences and to reach out immediately to our Advising Center at 574-520-4540.
The Dwyer College is ready to serve you!
Thomas F, Fisher, PhD, OTR, CCM, FAOTA
Dean & Professor of Health Sciences