UPDATE March 18: School of Health Sciences to move to online classes on March 16

The decision comes as Elon University takes action to reduce the potential health risk to students, faculty and staff and to confront the rapid spread of COVID-19.

Hello to everyone,

First and foremost, thank you for your patience as we carefully make decisions about COVID 19 and operations within the School of Health Sciences. We greatly appreciate your careful attention to hand hygiene and health over the past few days.

The School of Health Sciences began online instruction on March 16. We are planning to phase your classes in throughout the week to help you become familiar with the technology and adapt to this new learning environment. IT support will be available as we transition online; please make your professor aware of any issues.

Our current plan, which will continue to be reviewed daily, is as follows:

  • Initiate online coursework Monday 3/16 through 3/27.
  • PT continue online week of 3/30. Intended return date of April 20 aligned with central campus decisions.
  • PA spring break 3/30 through 4/3. Continue online courses for two weeks after with an intended return date of 4/20.
  • Second year PA students will continue clinical education rotations. We are closely monitoring healthcare system responses to COVID 19 and continued support of medical learners.

The Francis Center will remain open to provide access to learning resources. If you choose to come to the Francis Center, please practice social distancing and be aware that your personal and travel choices could impact the health of everyone in the building.

To this end, the School of Health Sciences is initiating travel reporting for anyone who intends to travel more than 100 miles from your current, graduate school residence. We know that the risk of COVID 19 spreading throughout our country and in our local community is significantly increased by travel and encourage you to carefully consider your plans for the next 3-5 weeks. Please use this link to report intended travel at your earliest convenience and throughout this phase of online instruction: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R6J5LMH.

As always, we welcome your feedback and insights as we continue to work together and make decisions in the midst of this evolving situation. We encourage you to make GOOD and HEALTHY choices in the coming days.


Many thanks,

Dean Rebecca Neiduski

School of Health Sciences