About the School of Health Sciences

Since 1936, SPU’s School of Health Sciences has opened new doors and created exciting new career paths, including opportunities in clinical care, specialty practice, exercise science, health and fitness, education, academics, and engaging with diverse clinical populations.

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Who we are

SPU is recognized throughout the region for the superior quality of both its Nursing and its Health and Human Performance programs, as well as for the competence and character of its graduates. SPU alumni are daily using their knowledge, skill, and care to make a profound difference in the lives of thousands of people, engaging their communities and making a difference in the 21st century.

At SPU you’ll find faculty members who are committed to preparing you for success in the professional community. This means that personal, individual attention will be a significant part of your academic experience. What’s more, SPU faculty members bring real-world experience to your program, making coursework stimulating and clinically relevant.

Our mission

Based on our commitment to Christian values, we seek to partner with the community to develop graduates who engage the culture, change the world, and:

  • Serve all people with the highest level of professional care
  • Demonstrate competence in a diverse and changing environment
  • Act with wisdom, character, and caring
  • Demonstrate leadership in all aspects of their careers
  • Promote optimum health of body, mind, and spirit

Our core values

  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Inquiry
  • Caring presence

Nursing Practice Advisory Board

Comprising nurse executives from some of the top health care providers in the Northwest region, our Advisory Board provides valuable insight into current program issues and upcoming initiatives.

Screenshot of Dr. Lori Wild from the tour of the new SHS building video

Tour the SHS Building

Take a look inside and tour the facilities with Lorie Wild, former dean. The School of Health Sciences has moved to the 6 Nickerson Building on the east end of campus, a redesigned building with state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces for our nursing students.