College of Health Professions

Thinking of a career in health care? If you’d like to enter the job market feeling competent and well-prepared for your chosen field, or advance your career by building on knowledge you already have, consider the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at WSU. We offer:

Flexible scheduling. Your time is valuable. We work to ensure that you receive credit for all courses you take at WSU, even if you have to reduce your credit load or take a break from school.

Cutting-edge, relevant programs. Our programs are designed with working professionals in mind. Whatever program you choose, you’ll receive employable skills every step of the way.

Specialized, personalized education. We allow you to develop your skills in very specialized areas, offering the technological conveniences of a large institution while providing the most personalized attention imaginable.




Cardio Fitness May Slow Brain Atrophy In Early Alzheimer's

A new US study found that increased cardiorespiratory fitness was linked to reduced brain atrophy in people with early stage Alzheimer's Disease, suggesting that either this directly caused the slow down in brain deterioration or some other unidentified disease related factor impacted both brain atrophy and cardio fitness.  This was the conclusion of Dr Jeffrey M. Burns, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, and colleagues, who published their work in the July 15th issue of the journal Neurology.  "People with early Alzheimer's disease may be able to preserve their brain function for a longer period of time by exercising regularly and potentially reducing the amount of brain volume lost. Evidence shows decreasing brain volume is tied to poorer cognitive performance, so preserving more brain volume may translate into better cognitive performance," said Burns.

July 15, 2008.