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 $25 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.

Students who choose the Hendersonville campus for the School of Pharmacy will be assigned clinical rotations in Western North Carolina, a traditionally underserved region for medical care.

The Hendersonville campus for Physician Assistant Studies was selected specifically to serve the rural and underserved areas of this part of North Carolina. Many graduates choose to remain in Western Carolina after they pass their licensing exam. Classes are taught on both the Wingate and Hendersonville campuses, with students attending via synchronous distance learning.