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College of Health Sciences
  • HS Spring Commencement 2016

    The UW College of Health Sciences Spring Commencement will be held May 14, 8:30 AM, in the Arena Auditorium. Congratulations to all Graduates!

  • Communication Disorders

    Assistant Professor Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, with the Division of Communication Disorders, was named the 2016 James C. Hurst "Each Student-A Person" award winner by UW Cowboy Parents. The Division goes above and beyond helping student reach their goals!

    The Division of Communication Disorders

  • Kinesiology and Health

    Drs. David and Dylan Milam, brothers and Kinesiology and Health alumni, put their education to work. Learn more about the excellent health education opportunities offered through the Division of Kinesiology and Health.

    Explore Kinesiology and Health


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Contact Us

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!


Find out more about the positive impact the UW College of Health Sciences is having on the State of Wyoming.

(Highlights from Economic Impact Study)

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 absence 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 environment. 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 knowledge 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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UW Commencement is May 14

April 27, 2016 — Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite and internationally known brain specialist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings will be among speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

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UW Student Affairs Recognizes Outstanding Contributions

April 18, 2016 — Students, faculty and staff from the University of Wyoming Division of Student Affairs and across UW were honored at the division’s recent annual recognition luncheon.

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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Names New Director

April 18, 2016 — Sandra Root-Elledge, a skilled administrator and advocate for persons with disabilities, has been named the new executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming.

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UW’s Linda Johnson Honored for Work in Honduras

April 11, 2016 — Linda Johnson’s continuing efforts to provide medical care to villagers in one of the poorest and most isolated villages in Honduras have earned her the University of Wyoming’s Faculty Award for Internationalization.

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CHS 2016 Spring Commencement

The College of Health Sciences 2016 Spring Commencement will be held Saturday, May 14, 8:30 am in the Arena Auditorium.

UW College of Health Sciences Emergency Action Plan

The UW College of Health Sciences provides a plan of action in the event of an emergency in the Health Sciences Center. Please take a moment to review this emergency plan.

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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