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UW College of Health Sciences

Welcome from Dean David L. Jones

Interim Dean David JonesHealth 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.

The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences is Wyoming's gateway to the health professions. We offer entry level and graduate degrees and post-graduate training in Communication DisordersKinesiology and Health, NursingPharmacy, Social Work, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Dental Hygiene. The college also offers a minor in disability studies, which is a suitable complement to degrees in the health professions and other areas of study such as business, education, agriculture, psychology and the pre-health professions studies. If the college does not offer a healthcare education program directly, the college can help facilitate entrance into an out-of-state program through the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) (Contingent on meeting a Residency Requirement).

Dean and Professor, David L. Jones

Our Mission is Our 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 services.

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. We Invite You to Join Us!


College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

College of Health Sciences strategic plan.Health is a multidimensional issue that touches everyone. It involves preventative health, well-being, healthcare access, the treatment of diseases and disorders, mental health, disability, and healthcare policy – all interwoven within a dynamic matrix of social, economic, technological, and political forces. The College of Health Sciences is positioned to play an impactful role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Wyoming and the Mountain West region.

Goal One: Driving Excellence

Goal Two: Inspiring Students

Goal Three: Impacting Communities

Goal Four: A High-Performing University

CHS Strategic Plan: 2017-2022






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UW College of Health Sciences

Dept. 3432

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-3495

Fax: (307) 766-6608


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