Dean's Message

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences (SHS) places the highest value on faculty teaching, service, and research as reflected in our work with students.

Through strong community ties, students have opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in hospital, outpatient department, nursing home, school and other related settings. In turn, our graduates are routinely employed in a multitude of health care settings, and many go on to advanced studies in health care.

Health professions are among the fastest growing occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

SHS helps meet that demand by offering innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare our graduates for society's 21st century health care needs. Explore our Web pages to learn about our distinctive academic programs.


Bass Kathrins

Bess Kathrins, PT, MS, PhD
Interim Dean
School of Health Sciences 
609.652.4501 (p)  

Coming Soon:

Contemporary Orthopedic Care: The O.R. Through Rehabilitation featuring The Rothman Institute -- June 19, 2014 from 8am to 4pm

Professional Organization
Association of Schools of Allied Health (ASAHP)

Mission Statement

The School of Health Sciences provides students with state of the art preparation for careers in health care including nursing, communication disorders, public health, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Our faculty are committed to excellence in learning and teaching, service to the community, research and clinical scholarship, with as much student involvement as possible. We value and cultivate supportive relationships with our community partners, and infuse and instill an attitude of lifelong learning for excellence in health care and for improved quality of life for those we serve.