JMU's health and human services programs operate from a real-world framework JMU's health and human services programs operate from a real-world framework JMU's health and human services programs operate from a real-world framework

Innovation Lives Here

Research, outreach and an active-learning environment

Does becoming a high-tech, high-touch professional appeal to you? Our diversity of academic programs, research activities and outreach initiatives prepares graduates who are knowledgeable about the roles of many health professionals from a variety of fields. Expert faculty members, state-of-the-art facilities and rewarding partnerships with local agencies are hallmarks of our high-quality, active-learning environment. The professionals we train have moved on to do some amazing things. Perhaps you will join them.

  1. Photo: Margaret Bagnardi

    Changing patient care

    Linking academia and the bedside

    Nursing professor Margaret Bagnardi is changing patient care in Harrisonburg. In collaboration with Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Margaret empowers nurses to conduct research, implement evidence-based care and … Read more

  2. Photo: JMU professor Debra Sutton and her students work to save lives in South Africa

    Saving Lives

    Education and epidemic in South Africa

    JMU health science professor Debra Sutton and her students join in the fight against the ravages of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa in a study abroad experience that works to help save lives … Read more

  3. Photo: Nathan Lyon ('94) embodies JMU's Be the Change philosophy

    Health champion

    Encouraging healthier food choices

    JMU alum and cooking enthusiast Nathan Lyon ('94) hosts a Discovery Health cooking show to help Americans understand that food is not only one of life's pleasures but also a key to better health … Read more

  4. Photo: Hilary Jacobson ('09) talks about her Madison Experience

    An enhanced classroom

    Hands-on learning abounds

    Ask Hilary Jacobson ('09) about her Madison Experience, and you'll hear plenty — biotechnology studies, research opportunities, collaboration with supportive professors, global perspective, international service … Read more

  5. Photo: JMU social work students get informed on global issues at the U.N.

    Global perspective

    Future social workers study at U.N.

    Students from JMU's Department of Social Work got a broader perspective on global issues at the Global Social Work Conference held at Fordham University and Social Work Day at the United Nations … Read more

  6. Photo: JMU social work students get informed on global issues at the U.N.

    Olympic purple and gold

    '77 Duke carries the Olympic torch

    Jim Pivarnik ('77M) earned his master's in physical education at JMU. Today he's president of the American College of Sports Medicine and a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at Michigan State University. Selected as a Coca-Cola Olympic torch bearer for the positive impact … Read more