College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Serving Arizona residents and the state's health workforce needs through high-quality academic programs in vital health care professions.

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Arizonans live in an area with a health care shortage


counties in Arizona have no or limited access to maternal care

1 in 5

Maricopa County residents are worried about accessing health care

Kevin Lohenry

The College of Health Sciences will play an important role in alleviating health disparities by building strong bidirectional pathways between Arizona communities and the university that seek to build the next generation health care workforce for their needs.

Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C
Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences

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Our Students

We offer students a cost-effective direct pathway to graduate health professional programs as alternatives to medicine and nursing. Our five initial programs – Midwifery, Physician Assistant, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling and Clinical Translational Sciences ­– will produce highly competent health care providers and translational research scientists through a mix of graduate-level courses, service-learning experiences and clinical experiential training.

Our Approach

We are focusing on building programs that reflect the needs of Arizona’s communities. On the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, we will support students, faculty and staff in the delivery of academic programs focused on cutting-edge translational sciences and vital health care professions. This includes student support services, faculty affairs and curricular support, and a focus on wellness for all – all of which are critical to the ongoing success of new and future health professional programs.

Smiling female physician examining African-American patient.

Our Future

We have the unique opportunity to build strong interprofessional educational programs that focus on great patient care and clinical translational research. We will continuously improve how we educate and innovate so we can lead the way in developing adaptive problem-solvers capable of tackling our greatest challenges.