Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Scott Heinerichs
Associate Dean (interim)
Outreach Business Manager
The department offers the master of arts degree in communicative disorders. The student may choose a thesis or nonthesis program. Both programs are designed to strengthen the knowledge and skill of the practicing speech clinician, to provide the foundation for further graduate study, and to afford an opportunity to complete requirements toward professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Attainment of the master's degree does not necessarily guarantee recommendation for certification
The Communcation Sciences and Disorders program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.Learn More
The Department of Health offers degree programs leading to the master of education in health (M.Ed.) and the master of public health (M.P.H.).
The M.Ed. enriches academic preparation for teaching health education in elementary and secondary schools. A concentration in school health is offered.
The M.P.H. is designed primarily to meet the individual needs of the graduate student pursuing a career in public health, with emphasis in community health, environmental health,and health care management.
The Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).
The Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health Sciences offers graduate work leading to a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. This program is designed to enrich academic preparation for graduate work beyond the master’s degree and to prepare students in knowledge, skills, and abilities for working in applied sport performance, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, adult/corporate fitness, and sport and exercise psychology.
In addition, the department offers a master of public administration degree with a graduate certificate in sport management and athletics. This professional degree focuses on the comprehensive career preparation of practicing athletic and sport managers.
The Kinesiology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE).Learn More
The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the DNP and the Master of Science in Nursing. The M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.) will offer a choice of instructional focus after completing the eight core component courses in the graduate program: adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nursing education. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)is a practice-oriented program of study that provides the terminal academic preparation for advanced nursing practice. Graduates of this program will be qualified to assume leadership roles in a variety of settings.
The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, the Master's degree in Nursing, and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at West Chester University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.Learn More
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)