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About WCHP

The Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) is one of the nine 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.


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: 3/29/2022