About Us

What an exciting time to pursue studies in one of our health profession fields!

Employment opportunities are forecasted to continue to grow throughout the next several decades, as educated health care worker shortages continue to increase. Whether you choose Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiography/Medical Imaging, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, or Health Sciences, your future employment outlook is bright.

The nursing program strives to offer a creative curriculum for meeting the current and future health care needs of society. The curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as a basis for graduate study.

The dental hygiene program provides education and clinical experiences to undergraduate students for future roles as oral health professionals.

The radiography program provides students with a comprehensive education in radiography, to prepare them to enter the radiographic profession as a competent entry-level diagnostic radiographer. Also, offered through Allied Health are preprofessional programs.

Newest to the Dwyer College of Health Sciences is the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory ScienceBachelor of Science in Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences.

Concentrations for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences include:

  • Health Promotion
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Health Systems Leadership - Information Systems
  • Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences Online Degree

Concentration for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences include:

  • Health Administration
  • Community Health Education

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Mission and Vision

The Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences will be recognized as a leader in the provision of health care services, health education and health promotion. The College is dedicated to teaching excellence, transformational educational experiences, human dignity and excellence in community service, health care, health education and health promotion.

The mission of the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences is to provide a transformational education that prepares professionals who demonstrate excellence in the provision of care and respect for human dignity.

  1. Transformational learning is a revolutionary process that occurs through small, every day encounters and unique perspective-altering experiences.
  2. Excellence in healthcare is exemplified by a commitment to innovation, evidenced-based practice, integrity and a commitment to integrative care.
  3. Human dignity is inherent respect for all persons that encompasses good will, compassion and understanding.

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