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College of Health Sciences/Dept. 3432
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6556
Fax: 307-766-6608

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences!

Healthcare and the health professions are rapidly changing to meet the demands of today's patients/clients. New models of providing affordable healthcare are emerging and being integrated into practice. The Patient Centered Medical Home concept, expanded roles for practitioners, electronic medical records, and telehealth are only a few  of the new approaches. As would be expected, these changes have a direct effect on teaching healthcare professionals. Find out more!

The College of Health Sciences Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

The College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming endeavors to be a leader and partner in the education, innovation, and application of health and human sciences.

Our Vision:

The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences vision is encapsulated in the enduring World Health Organization statement, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absense of disease or infirmity." (WHO, 1948) We, the members of the College embrace this philosophy in order to meet the challenges and needs of the ever-changing, diverse populations of Wyoming and beyond. We promote optimal health and wellness through interprofessional teaching, research, and service within an inclusive and supportive enviornment. We embrace rich and diverse learning experiences that emphasize equity, justice, and genuine participation to prepare highly competent, culturally proficient leaders who can meet current and future health and human needs. We are committed to advancing scientific knowlege and meaningful translational discoveries and the provision of professional, scholarly, and collaborative activities that serve the needs of our distinctive frontier state, the country, and world.


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University of Wyoming Homecoming Activities Scheduled

September 28, 2015 — The University of Wyoming 2015 Homecoming is set for Oct. 10-17, with the theme “Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy.”

Opportunities for UW Students to Prep for Upcoming Career Fairs

September 22, 2015 — University of Wyoming students will be able to prepare for career fairs by taking part in various “prep week” activities through Monday, Sept. 28.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

September 14, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Sept. 11:

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UW Researcher Aims to Improve Recognition of Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking Children

August 25, 2015 — Due to a shortage of bilingual providers and a lack of psychometrically sound screening tools, there is a critical need for telehealth language screening measures to determine whether young Spanish-speaking children are developing language skills appropriately.

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Cody Students Consider Careers in Health Care

August 7, 2015 — Cody High School students Katie Miller and Kira Morgenweck have a pretty good idea that they want to someday work in the health care field.

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Casper Student Plans Career as Pediatric Nurse

August 5, 2015 — Casper high school student, Riley Brush, wanted to learn about nursing, and she got her wish by attending the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

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Lander Student Plans to Be a Surgeon

August 4, 2015 — Lander high school student Sydney Polson’s desire to be an orthopedic surgeon was solidified when she attended the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

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"Fall into Good Health" Health Fair!

Saturday, October 10th, 7:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. UW Student Union (2nd Floor). All are Welcome. Click image to find out more!

CHS New Faculty and Staff

The College of Health Sciences Welcomes it's new Faculty and Staff for 2015.

The College of Health Sciences Newsletter

Be sure to check out the latest edition of Hoofprints, the College of Health Sciences monthly newsletter.

Vital Signs

Vital Signs-The College of Health Sciences Annual Checkup!

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