The mission of Saint Augustine’s University’s School of Applied Health and Medical Sciencse 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.
Dr. Orlando Hankins Sr., associate vice president for Academic Affairs, serves as acting dean for the School. Public Health Science has become one of the fastest growing programs increasing to 23 students (at census) in the program, an increase of 130 percent. Physical Education, Exercise Science and Athletic Training (PEESAT) is one of the largest traditional departments behind criminal justice and business administration.
The school’s educational philosophy is to promote excellence in education by installing attributes of competence, ethics, intellectual leadership and professionalism to meet the demands of current healthcare system, community responsiveness and professional growth.
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