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

Elon physical therapy students attend National Student Conclave
<p>Among the attendees at the annual conference was Kaylee Pobocik, a member of the Class of 2019 who was nominated for the director of membership on the APTA&#39;s National Student Board of Directors.&nbsp;</p>
Healthy Habits: Elon PA students practice service learning at Garrett Elementary
<p>First-year Elon Physician Assistant Studies Program students participated in a service learning project at Garrett Elementary School in Mebane, N.C., on Sept.&nbsp;21, 2018.</p>
Christopher &lsquo;digs deep&rsquo; as physical therapist for U.S. paratriathlon team this summer
<p>Shefali Christopher, assistant professor of physical therapy education, worked with the athletes at the World Parathriathlon Championship in Iseo, Italy.</p>
Physician Assistant Studies faculty publish articles
<p>Assistant professors<span>&nbsp;Tracey Thurnes and Cindy Bennett</span><span>&nbsp;in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies&nbsp;recently&nbsp;</span><span>authored articles that appeared in a variety of publications.</span></p>
Anatomical Gift Program&rsquo;s memorial service an expression of gratitude for &lsquo;silent teachers&rsquo;
<p>The July 12 ceremony commemorated the lives and contributions of the program&rsquo;s first nine anatomical donors.&nbsp;</p>
Elon Physician Assistant Studies program well-represented at American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference
<p>Elon University had a strong presence at the conference, held May 19-23 in New Orleans, with 11 physician assistant students from the classes of 2019 and 2020 attending&nbsp;and four faculty members presenting.</p>