University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 14, 2021  

Division of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Website Health Sciences Programs   

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Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., Vice President Health Sciences and Dean, University of Nevada, School of Medicine
Pennington Medical Education Building
(775) 784-6001

About Health Sciences

Health Sciences includes a combination of community based programs working together to improve health and wellness. The varied programs produce highly skilled and compassionate graduated across the spectrum of health professions, providing competent and comprehensive clinical care, broadening community health awareness and community partnerships.

Health Sciences is comprised of:

Health Sciences offers the following degree programs:

Baccalaureate degrees

Master’s degrees

Health Sciences participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Social Psychology. Please see the Interdisciplinary Programs  chapter of this catalog of more information.

Health Sciences learners are bound together by the need to find solutions for and help people towards improving their health and well-being through education, research, clinical care and public service. Through one-on-one treatment of people with health problems, providing opportunities to participate in medical and social research and conducting scholarly activities aimed at improving the health and well-being of whole populations, our faculty prepare and teach students to work in high demand professions.

Academic Advisement

The Health Sciences Student Center is located in Orvis Building, Room #103, serving all HS majors and pre-majors and minors including Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Work and Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Please contact the Health Sciences Student Center at or call 775-682-5930 (voice message only). For more information, visit the HS Student Center website at;

It is recommended that students meet with their advisor at least once a semester for:

  • Class selection
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Progression to full major status
  • Declaring one of the DHS majors or minors
  • University academic policies and procedures
  • Probation and academic standing issues
  • Career information

Probation / Dismissal Policies

See Undergraduate Academic Standards for further information on the University’s probation and dismissal policies.

Probation Holds

  1. ALL probationary students will meet an academic advisor each semester until their GPA is raised above 2.0.
  2. The administration of probation holds is at the discretion of the Director.
  3. Holds can either be removed after advising until the next priority registration period OR not removed. If the hold is not removed, in order to add or drop classes students must use Probation Advisement Form: which requires the Manager’s signature.

Dismissal Appeal

  1. An undergraduate student may appeal academic dismissal by submitting a “Letter of Appeal” to the Director of the Registrar’s office.
  2. Student will meet with an academic advisor to complete the appeal process.

School of Social Work

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Center for Program Evaluation

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Graduate Programs - Health Sciences

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