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

School of Health Sciences honors human donors with a service of thanksgiving and farewell
<p>The July 12 anatomy memorial service paid tribute to those men and women who donated their bodies to science.&nbsp;</p>
Anatomical Gift Program Speaking Event
<p>Elon University&rsquo;s Anatomical Gift Program director to present.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
School of Health Sciences Faculty and Students publish research about human donors&nbsp;
<p>Doctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Janet M. Cope and Mary Kay Hannah and Physician Assistant student Mackenzie Precht along with Physical Therapy students Amy Klinepeter and Brooke Powell recently published a manuscript about the use of human donors in PT anatomy education in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.&nbsp;</p>
Elon PA Students Attend National Conference
<p>Fourteen first and second year physician assistant students, four faculty members and an alumna participated in events at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) National Conference, held May 16-20, 2017 in Las Vegas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Skillman receives Emerging Leader Award
<p>Nita Skillman was honored with the Emerging Leader Award at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) 2017 Annual Conference on Sunday, June 4.</p>
Skillman and Johansson present on training standardized patients for dementia care
<p>Nita Skillman and Charity Johansson presented a workshop, &ldquo;Advanced Training of Standardized Patients for Dementia Care&rdquo;, at the 2017 Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia.</p>