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Health Sciences

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations in healthcare are predicted to be the fastest growing occupation group through 2030. At Wingate, we are ready. Our variety of professional programs join pure science with practical, clinical care so that you can put your knowledge to work improving the well-being of others. In addition, our students learn together across programs so they are ready to work as a team when they enter healthcare practice. We’ve also designed our undergrad science curricula with distinct pathways to get you to your career of choice faster.

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. 

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Occupational Therapy

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.

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Pharmacy (PharmD)

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.  

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Physical Therapy (DPT)

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 38 weeks of hands-on training in a variety of clinical settings.

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Physician Assistant (MPAS)

The Physician Assistant Studies program is a continuous 27-month master’s degree program leading to the MPAS degree. Students may apply for admission to either the Hendersonville or the Wingate campus program. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the PANCE. Our five-year, first-time taker pass rate regularly surpasses the national average.

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Pre-Professional Programs

A variety of undergraduate programs prepare students for further study and professional careers. Recommended majors for each program are listed below:

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Public Health (BS)

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.

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Public Health (MPH)

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. 

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