College of Allied Health Professions

Professional Development

Students are expected to pursue robust opportunities to develop professional skills and attributes through curricular and community-based activities. Opportunities for growth include:

Community Service

Community service opportunities facilitates pathways through which students and faculty become involved in the work carried out by the Department, constituent organizations, collaborators, researchers and partners of Western University of Health Sciences. These experiences include opportunities to apply clinical, interpersonal, administrative, analytical, and leadership skills that foster learning and development through application in real world environments. As part of the informal curricula, the program provides a means through which Health Science students and faculty will a) learn through giving service, b) participate as team members, (c) demonstrate humanism, caring and compassion in the HPE and CHE professions, and d) conduct action and community-based research.

Ongoing service opportunities are brought to the attention of MSHS Faculty.  Please contact your Faculty Advisor for current activities.

Health Sciences Department Community Service


The Western University of Health Sciences faculty and students are involved in many community activities.

  • Healthy Communities
    • The Department of Health Sciences is promoting a positive physical, social, and economic community through community partnerships and health education activities.
  • Health Literacy
    • Through partnerships with the university and public libraries, community members are increasing their ability to access, understand, and use health information.
  • Advocacy and Life Skills
    • Through community partnerships, MSHS is advocating and meeting health education needs for persons with disabilities
  • Women’s Health and Empowerment
    • Through community partnerships, women are understanding and gaining greater control over decisions and actions that affect their health and lives.
  • Community Based Participatory Research
    • MSHS is collaborating with community organizations and members to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.

Important dates

Application deadline: May 31

Fall term: Aug 8 – Nov 18, 2016

Spring term: Jan 2 – April 14, 2017

Summer term: Apr 24 – June 23, 2017

Tuition: $608/credit hr



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Department of Health Sciences
E-Mail: MSHS Department

Western University of Health Sciences
Department of Health Sciences
450 East Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766
909.469.5397 (office)
909.469.5407 (fax)


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