Welcome to the College of Health Professions (CHP) at Wichita State University (WSU) where we are leading change in healthcare education.
Our programs provide innovative, relevant, applied learning, interprofessional experiences for our students, within the CHP, at WSU, and with our community and healthcare industry partners. Established in 1970, we are a strong, diverse, academic unit offering twenty-three health professions programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree levels organized within three schools. Our School of Health Sciences provides health professions programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Public Health Sciences. Our School of Nursing offers Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse programs; and our School of Oral Health offers programs in Dental Hygiene and Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
We are “student centered and innovation driven”! Our progressive, positive approach to healthcare change and ongoing alignment with the strategic goals and direction of WSU ensure that our graduates are prepared to meet the demands of the current healthcare environment.
Thanks to our community and healthcare industry partners we are consistently successful in meeting the mission of improving the health of the community by engaging students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in the preparation of healthcare leaders, scholars, and professionals.
Whether you are a prospective student looking for an exciting experience in health professions education or a health professional or educator looking for a faculty experience amongst a community of talented and committed educators and scholars, I invite you to take a look at our website and learn about our programs, faculty, staff, students, and community and healthcare industry partnerships. You will soon see “how” we are leading change in healthcare education and “why” we are a primary supplier of a ready workforce in a variety of health care disciplines.
Come join our community!
-- Dr. Sandra Bibb, Dean of the College of Health Professions
The Dean's Advisory Council consists of health care professionals in our community who serve on a volunteer basis. The committee meets quarterly and provides counsel to the dean and the college on various topics related to health care education. Meet the Council Members