College of Education and Health Sciences

Nursing Student

The College of Education and Health Sciences offers premium programs in teacher education and health sciences leading to careers in various professions. Associate, bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees are offered depending on student interest and career goals. All degree programs offer experiential opportunities including internships, clinicals, and student teaching, and students are mentored by qualified professionals in real-life work settings. Students in the College of Education and Health Sciences interact with exceptional faculty who are dedicated to each student’s academic and personal success.

Many of our undergraduate and graduate programs can be used as a pre-professional foundation to apply to University of Evansville graduate health programs or those offered elsewhere. In fact many students who graduate with an undergraduate degree from our College, go on to professional health programs and are now working as physical therapists, physician assistants, physicians, optometrists, podiatrists, chiropractors, or physical therapist assistants.

In addition to the health science advising offered by faculty and staff in the College, additional pre-professional advising is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences for students interested in applying to medical school.

The College of Education and Health Sciences offers the following opportunities for students:

  • Direct entry programs are available for high school students interested in pursuing nursing, athletic training, physician assistant, or physical therapy degrees.
  • Professional programs including nursing, athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant, and teacher education are fully accredited.
  • 95 percent of last year’s graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Study abroad is possible for all of the students in the College. Approximately 50 percent of our students complete a study abroad experience.
  • Community engagement and service is a hallmark of the College. Students volunteer for countless local organizations providing valuable services including:
    • Assisting local elementary schools with after school reading programs and tutoring for K-12 students
    • Providing free physical therapy to the uninsured and homeless in Evansville
    • Providing health screenings and education at community health fairs
    • Offering wellness and personal training programs for UE faculty and staff members
    • Providing athletic training coverage to UE’s Division I athletes
  • A University of Evansville education is affordable and generous scholarships are available. Zero percent of UE full time undergraduate students pay the “full sticker price.”
  • Graduates in our athletic training, education, nursing, and physical therapy programs consistently score above the national averages on their professional licensing exams.

IUSME Evansville

The state-of-the-art Evansville Center for Health Sciences facility, located in downtown Evansville, will house UE's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Masters of Physician Assistant Science program along with programs from the IU School of Medicine, the IU School of Dentistry, and USI's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Dean's Office

Mrs. Mary Kessler

Mrs. Mary Kessler

Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences
mk43@evansville.edu
Graves Hall 301
812-488-2579

Mrs. Karen Doss

Mrs. Karen Doss

Administrative Associate/Dean Education & Health Sciences
kd56@evansville.edu
Graves Hall 301
812-488-2360

Office Phone:
821-488-2360

Office Email:
kd56@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Office Room 301, Graves Hall