Health Sciences

From training the next generation of doctors and healthcare leaders to advancing research on toxicants that threaten human health, the School of Health Sciences prepares you for challenging and fulfilling careers as you explore the broad range of sciences surrounding human health and disease.

Undergraduate Programs

Build on a common core of courses in mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry to find the path that meets your interests and career goals. Your undergraduate degree will prepare you for professional school programs or a variety of health-related careers. You may also apply to our honors program, where you will conduct an independent project under the close supervision of a faculty member and have access to an exclusive first-year fall seminar.


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Graduate Programs

Our internationally recognized graduate programs, including programs accredited by ABET and CAMPEP, encompass diverse research that aims to address critical public and biomedical health concerns.

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Department Research

Equipped with extensive laboratories and high-quality equipment, faculty in the School of Health Sciences are engaged in innovative, transdisciplinary research that focuses on radiation protection, medical imaging, medical physics, occupational and environmental health sciences and toxicology.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

To prioritize engagement, holistic well-being, community and belonging, the School of Health Sciences strives to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our research, coursework, student organizations and more. We offer several opportunities to get involved in professional societies that prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, as well as groundbreaking research opportunities that embrace inclusivity.

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Awards, Advisory Board and Happenings

The School of Health Sciences takes pride in recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni each year through a variety of honors and awards. Another point of pride is our School of Health Sciences Advisory Board, comprised of health sciences professionals from a variety of industries who help shape our next small steps and giant leaps. Stay up to date with all that’s happening in our school by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

“As we continue to elevate our programs and research, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment where each of our students, faculty, staff and alumni can thrive. I am excited about the future of our school and the continued growth of our School of Health Sciences community.

– Jason Cannon

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Acting School Head

Karen Walker

Lead Administrative Assistant and Graduate Program Coordinator

Helen Terrell

Administrative Assistant

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Prospective undergraduate students may register for a session online, email questions to or call the Office of Student Services at (765) 494-8533. Prospective graduate students may email or call (765) 494-1419.

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Purdue University
School of Health Sciences
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

(765) 494-1419