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The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness supports the mission of Washington Adventist University by seeking to provide a Christ-centered learning experience that fosters the growth and development of moral leaders prepared for service in science, technology, mathematics, wellness, and the health profession.

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The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. Faculty are accomplished practitioners, as well as distinguished scholars, allowing them to bridge the gap between concept and practice.

 


 

WAU Students Attend "Health Across Borders" Conference

On Thursday evening, September 18, 2014, Ms. Shawntez Smith and Ms. Vallery Victor accompanied Dr. Joan Francis to a conference at the University of Maryland. The conference, "Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age", included a presentation by Dr. Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. After the presentation, both Ms. Smith (pictured below) and Ms. Victor were able to meet Dr. Satcher.  Ms. Smith and Ms. Victor are senior biology majors at WAU.

Shawntez with Satcher

 


 

WAU Biology major, Cherriese Thompson, was the Maryland HOSA flag-bearer at the 2014 National Leadership Conference!

Washington Adventist University is starting a new chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) – Future Health Professionals.  As part of the planning for the new chapter, Ms. Vicki Rosette and Ms. Cherriese Thompson attended the 2014 National Leadership Conference from June 25 – 27, 2014 in Orlando, Florida where Ms. Thompson was selected to carry the Maryland state flag in the Parade of Nations in the Opening Ceremonies.  The Opening Ceremonies can be watched at http://nlc.hosa.org/.

Ms. Thompson is a senior biology major who will be attending medical school in a year and embodies the 2014 theme: “The Future Starts Now”.

Ms. Thompson is the president of the new chapter, which will include both WAU and Takoma Academy, under the direction of Ms. Rosette (Respiratory Care) and Dr. Villanueva (Biology).  Mr. Ro Puia is the president-elect, while Ms. Christina Rosette is the recorder.  Additional officers will be chosen during the first meetings of the year.  Come on September 8, 2014, to the first meeting to learn more details about HOSA – Future Health Professionals.

For more information about HOSA – Future Health Professionals, contact Ms. Thompson (cathomps@wau.edu), Ms. Rosette (vrosette@wau.edu), or Dr. Villanueva (mvillanu@wau.edu).

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School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.