School of Health Sciences

Established in April 2011, Elon's School of Health Sciences serves graduate students in the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program and the physician assistant (PA) studies master's program, which enrolled its first class in January 2013. The School of Health Sciences is housed in the Gerald L. Francis Center on Haggard Avenue, which features classrooms, simulation/exam rooms and observation rooms, and a variety of clinical laboratories.

The School of Health Sciences is the university's sixth major academic unit, joining Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education and Elon University School of Law.

Health Sciences News

Johansson and students present at World Confedration in Geneva
<p>Professor of Physical Therapy Education Charity Johansson and her students presented their research at the 2019 World Confederation of Physical Therapy.</p>
Johansson publishes chapter on transformative learning
<p>Johansson authors chapter on the development of professional identity among physical therapy students.</p>
PA program&rsquo;s Class of 2019 earns 100 pass rate on national exam&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<p>All 38 members of the program&rsquo;s most recent graduating class passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination on the first try, the second time during the past five years the program has achieved that mark.</p>
Department of Physical Therapy Education hosts visiting scholar From Oxford University, England
<p>Neja Uhan, a podiatrist from Oxford, will be working with the Department of Physical Therapy Education for the next nine months, collaborating with biomechanical and clinical foot research for runners.</p>
5K, Fun Run &amp; Health Expo generates support for&nbsp;HOPE Clinic&nbsp;
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-4b7f3b88-7fff-c9ac-8c35-cb1df4819cdc"><span>The annual community event raised $6,500 for Elon&rsquo;s pro bono physical therapy clinic and partnered with Special Olympics for the day. &nbsp;</span></span></p>
Lynch publishes article about diabetes and the commercial motor vehicle driver
<p>An article by Shaun Lynch, assistant professor and academic&nbsp;coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, was published in February&rsquo;s issue of Clinician Reviews, a peer-reviewed clinical journal for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>