College of Health Professions

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Wichita State University Health Professions student examines patient

College of Health Professions

Educating healthcare leaders for the good of the region

The health of our communities starts here

The College of Health Professions is situated in the heart of Kansas’ largest city, close to some of the state’s best health care facilities, professionals and career opportunities. The students and faculty of the College of Health Professions are caring, professional and committed to our public health. The robust variety of degree programs – including programs like Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and the School of Nursing – ensure that the college will continue to meet our region’s diverse workforce needs, from rural hospitals to dentist offices and medical labs. Your gift to the College of Health Professions means that our compassionate students receive the support they need to provide quality healthcare to a diverse and growing population.

Wichita State University student practicing applied learning experiences in Speech Language Pathology program

What's happening at the College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions is proud to be on the leading edge of healthcare education. Our exclusive Physician Assistant program is the only one of its kind in the state. The College of Health Professions is also home to the Delta Dental of Kansas Dental Clinic, Kansas’ largest dental hygiene clinic for student education. In 2020, the college announced a new partnership with Kansas State University. In three years, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree from K-State, then complete a two-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from WSU, all based in Manhattan. These innovative practices and programs not only ensure that our students are prepared to succeed in a fast-changing field, but also that our region’s future healthcare needs are met.

Wichita State student in Health Professions program
Wichita State students in the Health Professions program

Wichita State health professions students practice what they've learned in the classroom

Healthy and happy: Your gift makes a difference

Every gift to the College of Health Professions makes a unique, long-lasting impact. Not only is it a gift to Wichita State’s students, but to each patient and community they serve. Our students and the college know that access to healthcare is critically important for the success of our community and our state, and they are drawn to the field because they care about people. Make your gift today and ensure they can keep that focus.

Brandi Carlson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene, stays committed to students by committing to dentistry and teaching.

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Because of you

Your gift to the Shocker Fund provides flexible resources to meet the changing needs of our students. More students will have access to programs that enhance their college experience, like tutoring, study abroad, applied learning conferences and competitions, and community service opportunities.

Last year, College of Health Professions students received $44,952  from 634 individual gifts. So far this year, students have received $40,722. With your help, we can beat the previous year’s total so that more students will receive the critical support they need. Make your gift to the College of Health Professions Shocker Fund today.

On behalf of Wichita State students, thank you Shocker Nation.

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