Marie Huff, Dean
Denise Levy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Gary McCullough, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
The mission of the Beaver College of Health Sciences is to elevate health and quality of life in our region and beyond by preparing future leaders through transformative education, collaborative research and community engagement.
The vision of the Beaver College of Health Sciences is to be a national leader in interprofessional education and innovative scholarship focused on sustainable health and quality of life.
The Beaver College of Health Sciences embraces the following core values that guide us in achieving our vision and fulfilling our mission. We are committed to:
- WELLNESS - Building and preserving a community culture of health
- SUSTAINABILITY - Promoting sustainable social, economic and environmental policies and practices to optimize health and well-being
- INTEGRITY - Modeling professional and ethical behaviors
- INNOVATION - Embracing and driving change that elevates excellence and reflects best practice
- ACCOUNTABILITY - Honoring our commitments through transparency and stewardship
- RESPECT - Treating others with dignity and civility
- DIVERSITY - Appreciating differences and fostering inclusion
- EQUITY - Striving to eliminate health disparities and promote access to care
- COMMUNITY - Creating, growing and learning together
Internship, Clinical, and Practicum Programs
The internships, clinicals, and practicums offered in the Beaver College of Health Sciences provide students with opportunities to:
- Learn outside of the regular classroom and gain on-the job experience;
- Experience professional practice required for licensure or certification, while earning academic credit toward their degrees; and,
- Develop personal professional contacts with potential employers.
In the internship, clinical, or practicum, students work in an appropriate organization related to their course of study. Professionals in the sponsoring organization, in close cooperation with faculty in the student’s major department, provide internship instruction. The student’s career interests should be considered when the student makes choices regarding their internship placement.
In many majors in the Beaver College of Health Sciences, an internship, practicum, clinical training or field experience is required in the program of study. If not required, the internship, clinical, or practicum may be available as an elective. Students seeking further information should contact their major advisor or their departmental chair.
Additional requirements, such as criminal background checks, may be necessary before students begin internships, clinicals, and practicums. Please consult the appropriate student handbook for more details.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Institute for Health and Human Services
Gary H. McCullough, Director
The purpose of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services is to provide multidisciplinary research opportunities, clinical services, community outreach, and training programs related to holistic health and well-being with the overarching goal of improving lives through transformative social, environmental, and healthcare advances.
The Institute aspires to take education and research beyond the walls of academia by engaging the very people it serves in the process of training future providers, building research relevant to rural health, and creating a sustainable culture of health through regional community partnerships in education and preventive services.
Opportunities exist in the IHHS for students through internships, clinical experiences, outreach, and research.
Dual Degree Enrollment
Qualified students may pursue two master’s degree programs simultaneously. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree must meet all admission, thesis, proficiency, candidacy, comprehensive, and product of learning requirements for both programs.
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