School of Health Sciences

Nursing students participate in a simulation

The School of Health Sciences includes a variety of undergraduate programs within various health care related fields including Athletic Training, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, and Professional Nursing Studies. In addition, the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program are also included within the school.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Health Sciences at Methodist University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers as health professionals. Programs in the School of Health Sciences support collaboration between the health disciplines and are committed to lifelong learning as evidenced by critical thinking, compassionate and caring interactions, and the delivery of ethical and evidence-based health care services to research and/or promote health and wellness locally, regionally, and globally.

Vision Statement

The School of Health Sciences at Methodist University will promote wellness, quality health care, and ethical practices through excellence in education, research, service, and community engagement. The School is committed to becoming recognized as a provider of superior quality education and service driven by entrepreneurial thinking and a spirit of stewardship.

School Dean, Department Chairs & Program Directors

Interim Dean: Dr. Trey Hoyt

  • Department of Athletic Training
    Chair: Dr. Hugh Harling
  • Department of Kinesiology
    Chair: Dr. Trey Hoyt
  • Department of Health Care Administration
    Chair: Dr. Warren McDonald
  • Department of Nursing
    Chair: Dr. Shannon Matthews
  • Department of Occupational Therapy
    Chair: Dr. Meredith Gronski
  • Department of Physical Therapy
    Interim Chair: Dr. Lori Leineke
  • Department of Physician Assistant Studies
    Chair: Dr. Christina Perry

School of Health Sciences Programs