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Alma Y. DixonThe College of Health Sciences is a major academic unit at Bethune-Cookman University.  It is the evolution of the university’s long-history of preparing professionals for the health care field.  We presently serve over 900 students who are majoring in nursing, psychology, aging studies, and those who are in pre-professional training in the areas of medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine. The newest minor to be offered is Athletic Training. We soon will add a graduate program in public health.

Interest in physical health and the social determinants of health were the catalyst for the development of many of the disciplines that comprise the College of Health Sciences.  Our work in preparing health care professionals dates to the 1920s when our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune established a school to train nurses on our campus.  Our efforts today bring together teaching, research and engagement programs dedicated to informing people's behavioral choices, improving their health, and enhancing their quality of life.

We boast such outcomes as graduates who are employed as leaders in health care at such institutions as Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA; Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; and in academic settings at Harvard University and University of Miami Medical School.

With a strong commitment to excellence, our expert faculty and professional staff train and educate tomorrow’s premier health care leaders, researchers, and professionals who are meeting the demands of an evolving health care industry and the needs of the nation’s population to lead healthier lives.

The Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity provides opportunities for civic engagement and service learning that focus on health disparities, social determinants of health, and social justice.

The College of Health Sciences is dedicated to your success.  

My door is always open to you.

Alma Y. Dixon

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