Gerald L. Francis Center: Home of Elon’s School of Health Sciences
The Gerald L. Francis Center, 762 East Haggard Ave., is the home of Elon’s School of Health Sciences and includes 50,000 square feet of interprofessional learning space for physical therapy, physician assistant, and future nursing students. The facility is named to honor Executive Vice President Gerald L. Francis, who has dedicated his entire academic career to Elon.
The first floor includes five classrooms, three skills labs, a human donor anatomy lab, osteology lab, locker rooms, a fitness center, numerous student common spaces, and study and practice rooms. Multiple research spaces can also be found on the first floor, including a state-of-the-art biomechanics lab, and human performance, neuroscience, anthropometry, electrophysiology, and metabolic research spaces.
The second floor of the Francis Center is dedicated to our School of Health Sciences Interprofessional Simulation Center, where students in all programs will practice hand-on skills with high and low fidelity manikins, standardized patients, and clients from our local community. Our high-tech skills lab and interprofessional simulation suite will allow students to hone their skills in treating patients at bedside, in clinic settings, in the ICU, and at home.
In addition to the multitude of resources with the Francis Center, students in the School of Health Sciences enjoy access to the full array of learning and community spaces on central campus, including the Koenigsberger Learning Center, Belk Library, Moseley Student Center, Koury Athletic Center, and multiple dining facilities.