The College of Health Professions (CHP) at Wichita State University is recognized for excellence in its health professions programs, its applied learning and community engagement activities, its strong community and healthcare industry partnerships; and as a primary supplier of a ready workforce in a variety of health care disciplines. Located in the City of Wichita, with a metropolitan population of over 400,000 (the largest business, industrial, and cultural center in the state), Wichita State University (enrollment of 15,000 students) is one of six state-supported universities in Kansas and is distinguished by its urban mission and non-traditional student body.

As one of Wichita State University's six degree-granting colleges, the College of Health Professions offers 24 health professions programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree levels. Characterized by innovative, relevant, interprofessional education, and a collaborative community of talented, committed faculty, staff, and students, the College enjoys excellent outstanding support from the surrounding health care community, which includes three major medical centers, a Veteran's Administration Center, a state medical school, and numerous clinical facilities and practitioners.

Our Vision

Leading change in healthcare education

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Health Professions is to improve the health of the community by engaging students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in the preparation of healthcare leaders, scholars, and professionals. We create an innovative learning environment embracing:

  • Adaptive leadership
  • Inter-professional education
  • Scholarly engagement
  • Community partnership

Guiding Principles

  1. Model and teach adaptive leadership to equip graduates with skills necessary to address the challenges in healthcare.
  2. Strive for excellence and continuous improvement in healthcare education, scholarly engagement, and service to students, colleagues and the community.
  3. Exemplify stewardship and accountability for the resources provided by the citizens of the State of Kansas.
  4. Assure that all graduates are competent to provide evidence-based professional care within an interdisciplinary healthcare system.
  5. Promote and sustain a culturally diverse environment, which respects the values and perspectives of individuals and professional disciplines.

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