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Health sciences education at WSU Spokane

Washington State University Pullman Campus
Cathy McMeekan

A visit to Washington State University Spokane reveals some great options for students who want cutting-edge health sciences education in a small classroom setting. The campus is located close to downtown Spokane along the Spokane River in the Riverpointe area. With about 1400 students enrolled at the WSU Spokane campus classes are small and close interactions with professors are the norm. Current facilities are state-of-the-art with a new STEM related building planned that will encourage an interdisciplinary team approach to solving problems in health and science.

WSU health science programs in Spokane include health policy and administration, speech and hearing sciences, nutrition and exercise physiology, nursing, pharmacy and physician education through a cooperative program with the University of Washington. Other programs offered on the WSU Spokane campus include criminal justice and education. Students and faculty are engaged in ground-breaking research and all students are involved in hands-on learning with labs and projects, using the most current technology and advanced equipment.

All programs on the WSU Spokane campus are upper division professional, graduate or undergraduate programs so there no freshman students on the campus. Many students start at the WSU campuses in Pullman, Tri-Cities or Vancouver, and transfer to the Spokane campus after being admitted to one of the degree completion programs in the health science, though transfer admissions from other four and two-year colleges are also an options. Because the programs at WSU Spokane are small, admission is competitive and students are encouraged to contact the admissions representatives and program advisers.

Though WSU Spokane is a relatively new campus, this hidden gem already has well established and respected programs. The opportunities for a top-notch education in the health sciences is right in our backyard and students interested in health related careers should take note

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