Message from the Dean, Dr. Gregory Hand

Welcome to the College of Health Professions at Wichita State University, where we are developing health care leaders for the 21st century.

greg handWe are passionate about our mission to improve the health of communities in Kansas and the Midwest. Our students and faculty do real work that significantly impacts health care, the economy and the vitality of our communities.

Our College offers a full range of nationally accredited degrees and an educational environment that is cutting-edge and uses state-of-the-art technology. The outstanding work done by our clinicians, scientists and students is leading the field in education, discovery and outreach.

At the College of Health Professions, our strengths set us apart and benefit students, graduates, and the health care industry.

  • We are preparing the health care leaders of tomorrow We offer more than 20 health professions programs from undergraduate through doctoral levels of study.
  • We are committed to serving our communities Our patient-serving clinics provide affordable, quality care to our community and hands-on, real-life learning experiences for students.
  • We are on the forefront of applied learning Our location in Kansas’ largest city means students have unmatched opportunities for applied learning in technically advanced classrooms, clinical rotations in a variety of health care settings, and community-based activities that build skills and abilities among diverse populations.
  • We are focused on assuring professional success – Students enjoy high post-graduation employment rates and exceptional success in advanced careers.

A career in health care is exciting, challenging, and offers endless opportunities to do meaningful work with unlimited impact. Our experienced advisors and faculty care about the student experience and are here to support you through your academic journey.

If you're ready to build your career in health care, we have the resources, experiences and partnerships to make it happen. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the College of Health Professions and all that we offer. If you have any questions or would like additional information about our programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Go Shockers!

Gregory A. Hand, PhD MPH FACSM FESPM

Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council consists of health care professionals in our community who serve on a volunteer basis. The committee meets twice a year and provides counsel to the dean and the college on various topics related to health care education.