Get to Know the Waters College of Health Professions
The Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) is one of the ten colleges that comprise Georgia Southern University. The college was established to provide comprehensive and innovative programs that enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities within a global society.
The College’s nationally accredited programs train outstanding leaders through engaged teaching and learning opportunities, scholarly and creative research and socially responsive service activities. With a commitment to interdisciplinary learning and professional excellence, WCHP prepares the next generation for success.
WCHP is comprised of three departments and one school: the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Nursing.
Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in high-tech fields of medical laboratory science, radiologic sciences and respiratory therapy. Degrees include a Bachelor of Science with a major in respiratory therapy, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences.
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences offers bachelor and graduate programs in rehabilitation sciences and communication sciences. Degrees include a Bachelor of Science with a major in communication sciences and disorders, a Bachelor of Science with a major in rehabilitation sciences, a Master of Science in communication sciences and disorders and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. The Department is home to the Rite Care Center for Communication Disorders.
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is dedicated to high academic standards through high-quality teaching, scholarship and service. Undergraduates have the opportunity to pursue majors in health sciences, athletics training, exercise science, nutrition and food science, and sport management. Graduate programs are offered in athletics training, exercise science, coaching education (online), physical education, sport management (online), sport and exercise psychology, health administration, sports medicine and the dietetic internship.
School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is committed to a tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees. The School provides students with the training that is needed for the highest quality of nursing care. Degrees include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
The mission of the Waters College of Health Professions is to prepare future health professionals through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving culturally diverse communities.
The vision of the Waters College of Health Professions is to become the leader in the preparation of health professionals who are engaged in transformational thinking and evidence-based practices that impact the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. We will accomplish this vision through a focus on: high academic expectations, individual responsibility for academic achievement, student-centered teaching and learning, impacting regional and global communities, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative healthcare technology, experiential learning, community-engaged service and scholarship.
Last updated: 1/31/2023