The College of Health Professions (CHP) at 49ͼ is recognized for its excellence in health professions programs, state-of-the-art technology, applied learning, community outreach, strong healthcare industry partnerships; and as a primary supplier of graduates to the regional health care industry. 

The CHP offers more than 20 health professions programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree levels. Characterized by innovative interprofessional education, and a collaborative community of talented, committed faculty, staff, and students, the College benefits from exceptional partnerships with the 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 students, faculty and staff do real work that impacts health care, the economy, and the vitality of our communities. 

Our Vision

Leading change in high quality 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.


Guiding Principles

1. Equip graduates with applied learning 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.



Engage.  Lead.  Educate.