College of Health and Human Sciences

article placeholder

College redesign under discussion at Western Carolina University

Western Provost Kyle Carter presented a preliminary report Friday, Feb. 10, from the college structure review task force, saying that the group's recommendations are still open to discussion but represent progress toward “an organizational structure that will truly serve our students and our university.”
article placeholder

Mission, WCU, A-B Tech introduce Duke-funded medical simulation lab

Nurses in Western North Carolina will learn lifesaving skills on medical mannequins that give them instant feedback and a risk-free way to practice, thanks to a new lab funded by The Duke Endowment. Its grant of nearly $400,000 was announced Sept. 26 during a celebration and demonstration at the new lab site by the three organizations that developed the program. They are Mission Hospitals, which served as lead entity, and two educational partners, Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
article placeholder

Western recreational therapy students score perfect pass rate — again

Recreational therapy – sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Well it can be at times, but it’s also hard work. Just ask the ten Western graduates who took the rigorous national certification exam this past reporting period and passed. The professional certification exam was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS, the folks who bring you the College Boards) and the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.