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 is becoming 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. This building, 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.
The Wingate University School of Pharmacy and the Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies program enroll a small cohort of students each year on this campus, separately from the cohorts attending classes on the Wingate, NC campus.
Both of these highly competitive programs use synchronous distance education with their counterparts on the Wingate campus. This means students and faculty on both campuses can see, hear and interact with each other. Lab instruction takes place onsite in Hendersonville. The sites for the clinical year for PA students and IPPE and APPE rotations for pharmacy students tend to be located in the western part of North Carolina.