About Health Sciences


Students in the Rangos School of Health Sciences are exposed to a broad liberal arts education with emphasis on understanding the scientific, theoretical and theologic constructs of the world.

The academic programs focus on the scientific theories, which support the skilled ethical practice of the various professions, coupled with a strong appreciation and understanding of spiritual values.


Mission: Educating ethical healthcare professionals to engage and serve diverse local and global communities to advance person-centered healthcare.
Vision: We will be leaders in educational innovation, interdisciplinary research, and community engagement.
Core Values:
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Advancing knowledge through research
  • Service
  • Community engagement
  • Care for local and global community
  • Patient/Client-centered care
  • Ethics Equity & inclusion
  • Empathy & compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Student success
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Competency

Goals, Strategic Initiatives & Incremental Steps for Completion

Goal 1: Increase community-engaged learning and service by promoting existing opportunities and engaging with University and community partners to expand and diversify experiences.

Goal 2: Expand dynamic, innovative learning opportunities across disciplines by creating a comprehensive simulation curricula and integrating additional simulation activities.

Goal 3: Goal: Develop, optimize, and expand educational programs consistent with our mission and vision where growth potential is greatest.

Goal 4: Advance school initiatives in research, scholarship, and technology with the support of new infrastructure and resources.

Goal 5: Broaden mentorship and professional development for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to attract and promote dedicated students and professionals that represent a rich diversity of backgrounds.

Goal 6: Expand interprofessional education (IPE) and interdisciplinary collaborations to ensure that our graduates have knowledge, skills, ethics, and professionalism needed for the healthcare industry.