Built to exceed silver-level LEED certification standards, the Health and Human Sciences
Building is the first on WCU's West Campus and is the cornerstone of the retirement,
aging and health neighborhood.
Completed in 2012, the 160,000 square-foot Health and Human Sciences Building serves as the cornerstone of WCU's retirement, aging and health neighborhood. Students and faculty will study and teach here in a mixed-use area that could eventually include health-care providers, medical device companies and specialized clinics.
The four-story building features:
- 13 classrooms
- 20 dedicated, program-specific laboratory spaces
- Four research labs
- A multidisciplinary clinic providing specialized outpatient health and rehabilitation services
- Gathering spaces
- Coffee shop
Among the unique features of the building are extensive videoconferencing and telemedicine capabilities and a video production studio. Faculty members are able to view live video feeds of interaction between patients and students and host off-site guest speakers.
The facility features a rehabilitation pool where students learn and practice aquatic therapy, and the building’s size and parking capacity allows for growth of university clinics previously limited by space and for development of new clinics that support community needs.
The building houses approximately 80 faculty members and serves more than 1,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs including:
- Social work
- Physical therapy
- Athletic training
- Environmental health
- Health information administration
- Nutrition and dietetics
- Emergency medical care
- Recreational therapy
- Communication sciences and disorders
Take advantage of WCU’s intellectual and physical capacity in the health disciplines as a Millennial Partner.