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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Aug. 30, 2015

Grand opening event set for School of Health Science and Wellness

Northwest Missouri State University will commemorate the opening of its School of Health Science and Wellness with a grand-opening event at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Martindale Hall.

The event, which is open to the public, with include brief remarks and refreshments.

Approved by the University’s Board of Regents last June, the School of Health Science and Wellness will prepare students to pursue graduate studies in health sciences as well as manage and provide preventative health and wellness care and services.

The multi-disciplinary structure of the new school also helps Northwest strengthen its robust health and wellness programing by consolidating existing programs and adding new and innovative programming that maps to regional and national needs.

“We reached this point through numerous discussions internally and with our regional partners and with the goal of meeting the needs of our students, region and a new, emerging national health care system,” Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said in June. “We have a solid foundation in place with established programs in pre-professional health and wellness, and the School of Health Science and Wellness will further enhance our health programing and profession-based education.”

Northwest’s health and wellness programs include:

Graduates of the new school will work in a wide variety of health-related fields including health communication, health coaching, nutrition and dietetics, health information management, athletic training, patient advocacy, sport psychology and therapeutic recreation. The school also offers pre-professional opportunities to serve clinical programs and professional schools for healthcare practitioners including doctors, nurses and medical technologists.

Curriculum and instruction originates from a variety of departments including the former Department of Health and Human Services as well as Northwest’s departments of Natural Science and Behavioral Sciences, making it a free-standing professional school.

For more information about the School of Health Science and Wellness, call 660.562.1297 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/health/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468