The mission of Saint Augustine’s University’s School of Applied Health and Medical Science is to prepare competent, compassionate, and culturally-sensitive healthcare professionals with the ability to provide their knowledge and expertise in enhancing the health, fitness, and wellness of the public. The Programs in this school promote critical thinking and active participation in the learning process and service to the community while adhering to ethical standards expected from each profession. The school also provides an exceptional, culturally-sensitive educational experience to students with academic potential. A particular emphasis is placed on the provision of educational opportunities to promising and ethnically diverse students. Saint Augustine’s School of Applied Health and Medical Sciences takes pride in selecting highly qualified and competent faculty who through their teaching, service, and research, are committed to training the future highly qualified, culturally-competent health care professionals who will play an important part in reducing the existing health disparities by the delivery of quality health care in the United States and abroad.
The School of Applied Health and Medical Sciences has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The School of Applied Health and Medical Sciences anticipates matriculating its first class in Fall 2015, pending provisional accreditation in February 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation standards.
*NOTE: Public Health Science majors are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of above 2.5 out of 4 and a science course average of above 2.5 out of 4.