The College of Health Professions (CHP) at Wichita State University is recognized for its excellence in health professions programs, applied learning, community outreach, strong healthcare industry partnerships; and as a primary supplier of a ready workforce in a variety of health care disciplines. Located in the city of Wichita, with a metropolitan population of over 400,000 (the largest business, industrial, and cultural center in the state), Wichita State (enrollment of 15,000 students) is one of six state-supported universities in Kansas and is distinguished by its urban mission and focus on research.

As one of Wichita State's six degree-granting colleges, the CHP offers 20 health professions programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree levels. Characterized by innovative, relevant interprofessional education, and a collaborative community of talented, committed faculty, staff, and students, the College benefits from exceptional partnerships with the health care community, which includes three major medical centers, a Veteran's Administration Center, a state medical school, and numerous clinical facilities and practitioners.

Our Vision

Leading change in healthcare education.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Health Professions is to improve the health of the community by engaging students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in the preparation of healthcare leaders, scholars, and professionals. We create an innovative learning environment embracing:

  • Adaptive leadership
  • Interprofessional education
  • Scholarly engagement
  • Community partnership

Guiding Principles

  1. Model and teach adaptive leadership to equip graduates with skills necessary to address the challenges in healthcare.
  2. Strive for excellence and continuous improvement in healthcare education, scholarly engagement, and service to students, colleagues and the community.
  3. Exemplify stewardship and accountability for the resources provided by the citizens of the State of Kansas.
  4. Assure that all graduates are competent to provide evidence-based professional care within an interdisciplinary healthcare system.
  5. Promote and sustain a culturally diverse environment, which respects the values and perspectives of individuals and professional disciplines.

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