At the College of Health and Human Sciences, we believe that health care professionals have a unique opportunity not only to serve individuals, but also to elevate the well-being of our entire region. Here, you’ll learn and practice the skills that will make you a competent professional. You’ll be challenged to become a problem-solver who can act quickly and decisively — and who thrives in collaboration with others. And you’ll take your knowledge and abilities out into the community to serve while you train. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the expertise to care for patients, the confidence to be a leader in your field and the drive to make life better for everyone around you.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Jessica Gasperson-Shuford, a summer 2023 graduate of Western Carolina University’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program, knew she wanted to go into the health care field since she was in her teens.
Ruby Dixon, a third-year student in WCU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, considers the entire state of North Carolina her home, having lived in different parts of the state throughout her life.
Western Carolina's Health and Human Sciences Building was designed and constructed specifically to meet the educational needs of 21st-century training for healthcare professions. This includes high-tech classroom and lab space for a wide range of fields.Learn More