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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Welcome to Health Sciences!

Mission & Values

The Department of Health Sciences' mission is, "To improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals through teaching, scholarship, and service." Our vision is firm in that, "We are committed to be leaders and innovators in health."

To these ends, we value:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Partnership, and
  • Health Equity

Academic Programs

The Department of Health Sciences offers degrees in Clinical Physiology, EMS Paramedicine, Exercise Science, Food Science and Nutrition, and Public Health. To learn more about our programs, click the following links:

Clinical Physiology

EMS Paramedicine

Exercise Science

Food Science and Nutrition

Public Health

Integrative Human Physiology - Graduate Program


To be admitted to a major or minor, all students must:

  1. Meet with an advisor in the specific program of interest.
  2. Complete specific pre-admission requirements (see individual programs).
  3. Submit a major application to the department office, signed by the academic advisor and the program director. Application forms can be obtained from the advisor or the department office.
  4. Submit a course of study form that lists the required and elective courses necessary for program completion. Course of study forms can be obtained from the academic advisor.


For general university admissions information, contact the CWU Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.

New Health Sciences Building


Health Sciences Building

Health Sciences is getting a brand new building in March 2022! The 80,748 sqft building will accommodate up to 630 students in classrooms and labs, and incorporate technology that supports online instruction. The new building will consolidate the Health Sciences programs, as we have outgrown existing facilities, and currently operate in four separate buildings across campus.

The new building will feature state-of-the-art equipment and provide more hands-on learning opportunities. For example, it will include an ambulance and simulation rooms to allow EMS Paramedicine students to practice in a real-life adjacent setting. This is just one example of the new experiential learning tools we are looking forward to!

It will also be a "green building," with innovative energy-saving features such as solar preheat air intake and heating/cooling recovery systems.

The building is on track to open beginning of spring quarter 2022!

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