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College of Health SciencesAbout the College

Preparing Your Preferred Healthcare Provider

The College of Health Sciences is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, and service. The college prepares outstanding health professionals for workforce needs in the region and conducts research for the advancement of health and wellness at this critical time in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. The college has established national and international prominence in our core disciplines through research and the preparation of outstanding health and public health professionals who are leaders in their disciplines and communities.


The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide leadership in healthcare by offering excellent educational experiences in a quality learning environment; to facilitate the development of competent, caring health professionals; to generate knowledge through inquiry and discovery; and to engage in lifelong learning, professional, and community service.


Our vision is to promote and achieve excellence in healthcare education and scholarship through innovative interdisciplinary approaches which empower our global community.


Inclusiveness: comprehensive, embracing, breadth, diversity, opportunity

Innovation: novelty, origination, creativity, transformation, new imaginations, better solutions, reimagining

Integrity: veracity, truthfulness, honesty, genuineness, fairness, respect, moral character, trustworthy

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!