The mission of the CHS is to educate students in a supportive and collaborative academic environment that provides innovative, interdisciplinary, and culturally responsive opportunities through rigorous education, meaningful service, and transformational scholarship to improve health and wellness outcomes and the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities that the graduates will engage and serve. (Approved 08-30-2019)
Welcome to the College of Health Sciences! Established in 2018, the College of Health Sciences is comprised of three departments: Department of Kinesiology, School of Nursing, and Department of Social Work.
Undergraduate degrees offered include the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sport Science, Bachelor of Science in Health/Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Social Work. Graduate degrees available through the Graduate School include the Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education, the Master of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Social Work, as well as post-master's certificates in Nursing Education.
The College's programs maintain professional accreditations through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Programs that lead to North Carolina educator licensure are administered with the School of Education and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
UNCP to host Dr. Michael Osterholm, COVID-19 Expert on April 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Facebook live and YouTube live
The College of Health Sciences and the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership at UNC Pembroke are hosting Health Talk: Special Event with Dr. Michael Osterholm on April 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Facebook live and YouTube live.
The event (part of UNCP’s popular Distinguished Speaker Series) is available to all who would like to view here: https://www.facebook.com/LEADUNCP
An internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology, Dr. Osterholm comes to UNCP to discuss the very latest news about COVID-19, vaccines and the effects of the pandemic on our nation and the world.
Dr. Osterholm is an epidemiologist, COVID-19 expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and formerly served as a COVID-19 advisor to United States President Joe Biden. Osterholm previously served as a State Department science envoy for health security and as an epidemiologist for the state of Minnesota. Osterholm earned his doctorate in environmental health from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
“Dr. Osterholm is perhaps the timeliest speaker we have ever hosted. Presenting an expert on COVID-19 who appears regularly on many TV networks to discuss the pandemic is very exciting. UNCP students, faculty and staff will enjoy this presentation as it is incredibly relevant to each of us,” explained director of Campus Engagement and Leadership Abdul Ghaffar. “This also represents our first time partnering with the College of Health Sciences. We are very excited about that collaboration and our ability to impact our students and university community,” he continued. In addition to his roles mentioned above, Dr. Osterholm is regents professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed chair in public health, distinguished teaching professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Todd Telemeco, dean for the College of Health Sciences at UNCP stated, “We are at a pivotal time with the coronavirus pandemic; vaccines have brought new hope while the threat of new variants looms in the distance. UNCP is pleased to have Dr. Osterholm available to provide the public with valuable insights and to answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic.” Telemeco will moderate the event, which is anticipated to span more than one hour. The town hall format will include questions from students and campus community members at UNCP.
Questions for the Q&A session which will be held from 7:45 to 8 p.m. can be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
Blue Cross Blue Shield invests to establish Community and Wellness Institute at UNC Pembroke
The Community Health and Wellness will launch new university programs and expand on existing initiatives intended to diversify the regional workforce and improve health outcomes in Robeson County. The Community Health and Wellness Institute will connect UNCP, its students and its resources to the surrounding community.