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

Pulitzer-winning oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee details evolving fight against cancer in Baird lecture
<p>Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the author of &quot;The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,&quot; offered his insights to a crowd of nearly 600 gathered in McCrary Theatre on Sept. 20.&nbsp;</p>
N.C. legislators get up-close look at Elon&rsquo;s Physician Assistant Studies Program
<p>Three area lawmakers toured the program&rsquo;s facilities in the Gerald L. Francis Center and learned more about the role these future providers play in the health care industry.</p>
Up, Up and Away! Runners to take to the streets for the Great Cape Escape&nbsp;
<p>The annual fundraiser organized by the Elon Physician Assistant Student Society supports the work of the Open Door Clinic.</p>
The School of Health Sciences celebrates the role of simulation in improving healthcare delivery
<p>The inaugural Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and held Sept. 11-14, celebrates global professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.</p>
Murfin takes the helm of Elon&#39;s Physician Assistant Studies Program
<p>The Department of Physician Assistant Studies welcomes Melissa Murfin<span>&nbsp;as its new department chair and program director as of Sept. 1.&nbsp;</span></p>
Elon University bestows its highest honor &ndash; the Elon Medallion &mdash;&nbsp;upon five
<p>Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors.&nbsp;</p>