Department of Health Professions

child and student participating in a therapy activity
students using a tongue depresser in a skills training lab
students serving food at the dietetics luncheon
Occupational therapy students performing an assessment
Physicial Assistant students scrubbing up for a procedure
Health Administration students giving a presentation


Kirk Armstrong
Department of Health Professions welcomes new head

November 5, 2018

Recent rapid growth in CHBS’s health programs lead to the creation of a new academic unit in 2018. A search successfully identified Kirk Armstrong as the head of the new Department of Health Professions.

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PHOTO: Karkhanis and Nichols
HSA internships lead to full-time jobs

October 31, 2018

For two health services administration (HSA) alumni, Christopher Nichols (‘18) and Alexa Karkhanis (‘18), their internship experiences resulted in full-time jobs.

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PHOTO: JMU students in workshop
Occupational therapy students attend ASIST workshop for suicide prevention

October 22, 2018

Recently, second-year OT students along with students in the School Counseling Program participated in a workshop known as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

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PHOTO: Brian Tran with cohort
Dietetics graduate continues studies in Campus Recreation

October 16, 2018

After Brian Tran (’17) obtained a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutritional sciences, he decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in sport and recreation leadership with a focus on campus recreation.

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