235 Health Sciences Center
David Jones, Dean
Phone: (307)766-6556 FAX: (307)766-6608
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/hs
The College of Health Sciences is the place for students interested in improving and maintaining the physical, mental, and social health of others. We offer challenging degree programs in the “helping professions” and serve as the gateway to schools of medicine, dentistry, physical and occupational therapy, physician’s assistant study, optometry, and more.
Health sciences students receive not only a superior education from knowledgeable and caring faculty but also precise and personal guidance from conscientious advising personnel. Students benefit, too, from practicums and internships that help them refine and test the skills acquired in lectures and labs as well as opportunities to participate in dynamic, interdisciplinary research projects.
The college is also the home of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND); two Family Medicine Residency Centers; and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.
We serve as the state certifying office for the Wyoming, Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) medical education contract program with the University of Washington School of Medicine; WYDENT, the dental education contract program with the University of Nebraska and Creighton University; and two programs for the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE): the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) and the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Refer to the sections on WWAMI, WYDENT, and WICHE in this catalog for program descriptions or go to www.uwyo.edu/certwy.
Any student seeking admission to programs in the College of Health Sciences will be required to obtain a background check as specified by college policy. Please contact your school or division for specific information.
The College of Health Sciences retains the right to deny or revoke admission to any of its programs for academic, disciplinary, ethical, or professional standards reasons.
Programs of Study
Bachelor of Science
Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Medical Laboratory Science
Physical Education Teacher Education K-12
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Science
Health Services Administration
Kinesiology and Health
Master of Social Work
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Pharmacy
Minor in the College of Health Sciences
Disability studies is a diverse interdisciplinary field that investigates broad questions about the nature, meanings, and consequences of disability from interrelated social, historical, cultural, and political perspectives. Students will gain a broad understanding of disability issues for working with people with disabilities rather than specific disciplinary skills and techniques. The minor complements any major and consists of 18 credit hours. See www.uwyo.edu/hs/divisions-and-programs/minor-indisability-studies.html.
Undergraduate and Pre-Health Advising Office
Health Sciences Center, 110
The Undergraduate and Pre-Health Advising Office (UPHAO) in the College of Health Sciences (www.uwyo.edu/preprof/) provides pre-professional health advising to all UW students regardless of their academic majors, who are interested in pursuing future study in athletic training, chiropractic, dentistry,medicine,optometry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other health care careers such as public health. A bachelor’s degree is usually required for admission to a professional school. The University of Wyoming does not offer degrees in pre-professional areas. Students may pursue any UW degree program in which they have an interest and at the same time complete the admission requirements for the professional schools they wish to attend. The UPHAO advises students for their professional program prerequisites as well as other aspects of becoming solid candidates. Each student will also have an advisor in his/her major.
Through this office, pre-health students can access current information about admission requirements, entrance examinations, application process, professional school curriculums, interviewing skills, and test preparation. Specific schools may have additional requirements; students are urged to check with the schools they wish to attend.
Information and Wyoming state residency applications for the WICHE PSEP program, the WWAMI medical education program, and the WYDENT dental education program, may be found online at http://www.uwyo.edu/certwy.
Please view individual division and program pages list for full course and curriculum listings