The primary goal of the University of Charleston (UC) School of Health Sciences is to prepare ethical, competent, safe, and compassionate health care professionals. The world of health care is a fast-growing field, and we provide the experience and knowledge you need to excel. UC health sciences programs are fully accredited and offer a range of opportunities that include promoting and teaching healthy living, developing skills to pursue a career in fitness/wellness or strength & conditioning, hands-on care – including nursing, occupational therapy and radiology, and more. All provide a unique balance of technical skills and compassionate caring.
In addition to participation in specialized classroom and clinical instruction appropriate to a particular health science program, each student is required to take specific courses to meet Liberal Learning Outcomes. Courses outside the major are chosen to provide health care practitioners with an awareness of problems in society and foster their development as enlightened person and a contributing member of society.