Health Sciences programs of study
The undergraduate Nursing Program provides a broad-based arts and sciences curriculum that prepares students as generalists to enter the profession of nursing. After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam in order to obtain an RN license to practice nursing.
The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree is 8 consecutive semesters. The profession of occupational therapy is highly skilled and technical, requiring a rigorous academic preparation. Wingate University OTD students will be provided with clinical education opportunities beginning in the second semester of the program. The inaugural cohort will graduate in May of 2022.
The four year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program is offered at the Wingate and Hendersonville campuses. Our pharmacist education focuses on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism that one needs to practice in any healthcare setting and address the needs of any patient. Students learn in the classroom and then immediately apply that knowledge in a real-life clinical experiences.
The doctoral degree program in physical therapy is a three-year program offered on the Wingate campus. The experiential approach includes a dedicated Human Anatomy Lab and 43 weeks of hands-on training in a variety of clinical settings. The program also offers a Neurologic Residency for those interested in postgraduate work.
The Physician Assistant Studies program is a continuous 27-month master’s degree program leading to the MPAS degree. Students may for admission to either the Hendersonville or the Wingate campus program. Synchronous distance learning is used for courses for both locations, ensuring students have complete access to the entire faculty. Graduates of the program pass their PANCE licensing exam on their first time at a rate of 97%, which is above the national average.
A variety of undergraduate programs prepare students for further study and professional careers. Recommended majors for each program are listed below:
A public health degree can also help prepare you to work as a health educator, an environmental health specialist, a community health worker, a disaster preparedness coordinator or a research assistant, among other careers.
Wingate’s Master of Public Health degree program will prepare students to become competent public health professionals and leaders in the field making a difference within their communities. The MPH program coursework is designed with a focus on flexibility meeting students’ needs by offering it online and including live classes and self-driven modules. Students also gain field experience, where they learn how to apply knowledge on public health principles from first-year coursework.