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Wichita State's College of Health Professions combines quality, accredited degrees with unparalleled access to applied learning in Kansas' health care hub. From exclusive programs and the latest technology to virtually limitless access to industry experts, hands-on experience and jobs—your high-paying, high-demand career in health care starts here.

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Our Innovative Approach

Bigger city equals more opportunity

WSU’s location in Kansas’ largest city means our health professions students get to do more. Our exceptional health care industry partnerships give you more opportunities to make connections and work beside some of the best professionals in their fields through clinical rotations, interprofessional education and community outreach.


A comprehensive health care education

As a Shocker health professions student, you’ll have access to the widest range of quality, accredited degree programs—some not found anywhere else in Kansas. 

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Academic Advising at Wichita State University is a personalized way to explore options and make good decisions that help you attain your educational and career goals.

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The College of Health Professions awards more than 200 scholarships and fellowships each year. Students who are admitted and enrolled in a professional CHP program are eligible to apply. In addition, Shockers have access to general scholarships—including freshmen merit scholarships and other forms of financial aid.


CHP Departments

From patient-serving clinics to high-tech equipment and labs, the College of Health Professions is equipped with everything you need to become a highly qualified health care professional.

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Community engagement that makes a difference

The College of Health Professions is serious about community outreach. As a CHP student, you'll gain experience while providing vital services to underserved populations throughout your academic career. WSU features three patient-serving clinics and conducts outreach activities like health fairs and screenings year-round. 

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CHP in the news

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The College of Health Professions is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Wichita State University. Since its founding in 1970, the CHP has been highly renowned for its innovative approaches to education and supplying the health care industry with skilled, passionate professionals. 

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Dr. Greg Hand, professor of epidemiology, medicine and physical activity and sports sciences at West Virginia University, has been named dean of the College of Health Professions at Wichita State University, effective Aug. 9, 2020.
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WSU and K-State will launch a dual-degree program that will give students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science from the College of Health and Human Sciences at K-State and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the College of Health Professions at WSU. This is the first and only program of its kind in Kansas.

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