Welcome from the Dean


We are proud to announce an exciting upgrade for our School. Effective July 1, the School of Health Studies transitioned to the new College of Health Sciences. This change better reflects our overall mission and scope of work, and is due to unprecedented growth in academic programs and student enrollment, as well as research productivity by our faculty and students. We currently employ well over 50 full-time faculty and staff, while servicing close to 1700 declared majors. 

We’ve added new programs in nutrition science, medical assisting and an online program in healthcare leadership. This fall, we launch our new sport coaching concentration and a nutrition, health and wellness minor. Our plans to offer additonal graduate programs in the near future will further add to our already strong portfolio. Finally, we have developed a partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare that involves the creation and delivery of a program in surgical technology, due to begin Fall 2020.

In addition to our academic expansion, our research program has also grown significantly. We’ve hired several excellent scientists and have expanded our labs, which are now extremely well-equipped. We have developed a strong research focus in health science-specific inquiry, at both the cellular and applied levels. Our personnel are leaders in their respective disciplines, publishing their research findings in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, and receiving national and international recognition for their work.

You can always email us with any questions or for assistance at healthsciences@memphis.edu. Our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) have changed to @uofmhealthsci. I’d love for you to follow us in order to stay updated on our latest news and events, and as we will continue to share stories from our amazing students, faculty and staff.

We constantly seek to improve the service that we provide to students and I welcome all feedback to assist us in this goal. If I can personally be of service to you, please contact me directly at rbloomer@memphis.edu.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you back on campus in August.


Richard J. Bloomer
Dean, College of Health Sciences


Richard Bloomer