Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences

As a student in the Health Sciences, you will have the opportunity to study in our new Health Sciences building. Work in real-world training environments, including a simulated ambulance, an environmental chamber to study health responses, and food labs to analyze food and nutrition.

About Health Sciences

Working in the Health Sciences is about helping people. It’s about caring for others. CWU wants to help you do the work that moves our world forward by providing you with the skills to do great things in the health sciences field. Together, we know you will do something great.

Nutrition Program Information

Discover the world of what we're made of and how to influence outcomes with diet and nutrition.

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EMS Paramedicine

Find additional information about the EMS Paramedicine program, from program statistics to leaning outcome.

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Student Resources

A collection of resources for students in the Department of Health Sciences

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Faculty and Staff

Meet the People Behind CWU Health Sciences

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Mission and 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 being leaders and innovators in health.”

To these ends, we value:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Partnerships
  • Health Equity

Degree Options

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


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

Are you a graduate student? Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admissions information.


Going Green

All Washington state-funded buildings are required to achieve at least a silver certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. Some LEED features in the Health Sciences Building include:

  • A specially designed roof features a 9,500-square-foot solar array comprised of three sections.
  • A highly sophisticated direct digital control (DDC) environmental management system has internal heat pumps capable of transferring energy around the building.
  • A “waste heat recovery jacket” was installed on the exhaust stack at the central heating plant to provide heat for the building. This will allow the facility to be heated with energy that would otherwise be wasted.
  • Interior daylight controls limit energy consumption.
  • Interior lighting created by light emitting diodes (LED).
  • Limited number of parking spots encourage non-motorized transportation, which also promotes exercise.
  • A high percentage of materials were recycled from Hertz Hall, which was demolished to create the site.
  • Building features a variety of sustainable, recycled, and low-emission materials.
  • 13 vehicle charging stations in the parking lot encourage use of electric vehicles.


Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Building
Room 201

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