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

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant programs enroll Class of 2021
<p>Elon&rsquo;s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.</p>
Elon celebrates accomplishments of newest Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates
<p>Forty-six students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees at a commencement ceremony in McCrary Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.</p>
Physician Assistant Studies program holds&nbsp;White Coat&nbsp;Ceremony
<p>The White Coat Ceremony marks the start of intensive clinical learning experiences for the 37 members of the program&#39;s Class of 2020.</p>
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>