A culture of learning in a vibrant, mountain setting
The first year, the Didactic Year, is about increasing your medical knowledge
Equally important is the Clinical Year with its hands-on field-work

Wingate University Hendersonville Campus

Two Wingate University graduate programs are proud to call Hendersonville, NC home: Physician Assistant Studies and the School of Pharmacy.

Nestled in among the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains and 22 miles south of Asheville, NC, Hendersonville is a delightful small city that has become a popular travel destination. With a population of almost 14,000, there’s a vibrant downtown with more than 100 shops, galleries and dining options. Beyond the city limits, the natural world offers world-class whitewater rafting, hiking and biking trails and serene mountain vistas.

Beyond the charms of Mother Nature, Hendersonville offers Wingate University graduate students the opportunity to hone their skills in a $32 million state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center. The facility is a partnership between Henderson County, Pardee UNC Health Care, Blue Ridge Community College, the city of Hendersonville and Wingate University, contains smart classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, soft spaces for study and faculty offices. Students will have direct access to patients as well as collaborative learning experiences.

Why Should I Choose Wingate University Hendersonville?
  • Student Centered Learning
  • All Teaching Provided By Trained Clinical Faculty 
  • Courses Compliment Practical Experiences
  • Small Classes and Friendly Family Atmosphere

Wingate University School of Pharmacy is committed to training the next generation of pharmacy practitioners, leaders, and innovators. Our Doctor of Pharmacy Program is designed to produce graduates with complete pharmaceutical care skills, excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding moral character, strong problem solving skills, and the ultimate professional commitment to the patient, community, and employer. All teaching is provided by residency trained Doctors of Pharmacy and clinical rotations begin the first year of studies.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Burke, Regional Director of External Affairs
Phone: 828-309-0607
Email: b.burke@wingate.edu

Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies program provides comprehensive didactic instruction aligned with the NCCPA Blueprint. The PA Program cross-references topics taught in each course in the curriculum with diseases, disorders and medical assessments identified by the NCCPA Blueprint as likely to be encountered by PAs. The process ensures comprehensive instruction across the curriculum. All teaching is provided by clinically trained physician assistants.

For more information, please contact:
Susan Lance, Faculty & Clinical Support Specialist
Phone: Phone: 828-309-0609
Email: s.lance@wingate.edu

Welcome to Wingate University Hendersonville

My experience

Jay Bryner

"Graduating from the Wingate University PA program in Hendersonville was a great move for me. The rigorous curriculum in both the didactic and clinical years were good preparation for my career as a psychiatric physician assistant. I work in a rural health clinic doing a combination of primary care and behavioral health, as well as on a local team providing behavioral health services in people’s homes. I remember interviewing for the program and writing the essay during the interview process. I said that my goal was to integrate in the community and be part of the network of professionals providing vital healthcare services. Wingate helped me realize that goal."

Jay Bryner, Class of 2015

Visit Us

Henderson County Health Sciences Center
Wingate University
805 6th Avenue W Suite 200
Hendersonville, NC 28739-4137

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