Dr. Eric Davis speaks during the launch of the faculty of health sciences at UFV in September.

Top Stories of 2011: UFV makes ‘healthy’ expansion

In September, UFV launched a new faculty of health sciences department.

The University of the Fraser Valley continued to expand its reach this year.

In September, the post-secondary institution launched a new faculty of health sciences department.

The new department combined existing programs from the kinesiology and physical education department with those from the school of health sciences department into one faculty.

The university intends to grow the department with more health care programs in the future.

“Over the years we expect the number of programs we have will grow, resources permitting,” Eric Davis, UFV provost and vice president academic told The Progress in an interview earlier this year.

“This new faculty is creating the foundation.”

At a press conference held at the Chilliwack campus in September, the move was described as a way of creating a more dynamic faculty that would be easier for prospective students to navigate through the university’s health care programs.

“It makes tremendous sense – students won’t have to search through more than one department any more; it will all be located in one place,” said Davis.

As well, a faculty of health sciences creates more opportunities for teaching and research, and is an attraction for medical professionals around the world.

And by having a health sciences department, it is hoped that more medical professionals will set up shop in the Fraser Valley – a region growing with the senior population.

Included in the faculty of health sciences is the bachelor of kinesiology degree, bachelor of science in nursing degree, practical nursing certificate, health care assistant certificate, certified dental assistant certificate, and a dental hygiene diploma.

The faculty of health sciences will be located on the Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park starting May 2012.

kbartel@theprogress.com

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