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School of Integrated Health Sciences

School of Integrated Health Sciences' faculty and students make positive impacts and foster evolutionary changes in health sciences on local and national levels.

Dean's Welcome

Ronald Brown

The demand for exceptional care and for caring, knowledgeable professions is at an all-time high. The school meets that demand by graduating students who are expertly trained and prepared to not only continue the delivery of top-notch health care but also advance innovation, research, and enhanced delivery methods throughout the industry.

Ronald Brown
School of Integrated Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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New students must meet the admissions requirements for UNLV before applying to the degree or certificate programs within the School of Integrated Health Sciences.

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Areas of Study

The School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS) prepares its students to excel in their respective industries by combining theoretical learning with internships and practical laboratory experience. This well-rounded education enables the majority of students to pass their accreditation exams, secure employment prior to graduation, pursue other graduate degrees, and advance to leadership roles.

Department of Brain Health, including Occupational Therapy

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The UNLV Department of Brain Health advances research, education, and practice to benefit brain health and the care and treatment of people with brain disorders across the life span. Our faculty specialize in several areas that range from basic and clinical research in neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Faculty also supervise graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. program.

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Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Comprehensive Medical Imaging

Students within the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences may pursue a certificate, minor, bachelor, and graduate degrees in the areas of health physics and comprehensive medical imaging, which encompasses MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-rays.

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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences


Students within the department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences can pursue minor, bachelor, and graduate degrees in kinesiology, nutrition sciences, and athletic training.

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Department of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

The UNLV Physical Therapy program is a competitive program that is consistently ranked among the nations best. The program comprises intense academic and clinical work spread out over six semesters and three summers as well as 112 credit hours of graduate course work divided among classroom, clinical, and research activities. The clinical education portion of the curriculum involves 39.5 weeks of experience in a variety of settings.

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Interdisciplinary Programs

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Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D.

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. is supported by all four departments within the School of Integrated Health Sciences and the School of Nursing participates in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program.

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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. program provides coursework and research training in neuroscience, with research mentoring spanning a range of different dimensions. Students’ dissertation chairs and other committee members will come from various colleges and units at UNLV. This program will primarily prepare graduates to pursue post-doctoral research and independent research careers in neuroscience and related fields in academic, medical, government, or private industry settings.

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UNLV Food Pantry

Since 2010, the UNLV Food Pantry is a year-round resource that provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students, staff, and faculty who need additional support.

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Integrated Health Sciences Stories



Integrated Health Notes

UNLV Food Pantry
Sep. 9, 2022
By Rae Baldwin (Director of Development, UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences Development Office) September 9, 2022 (Las Vegas): Since 2010, the UNLV food pantry has been providing food to students, staff, and their families in need. In March of 2022, to support these efforts and in collaboration with Three Square Food Bank, a monthly Farmers Market community event was launched.…
Peter G. Kaufmann, PhD., Associate Dean of Research for the UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences.
Sep. 1, 2022
(Las Vegas, NV): Dean Ronald Brown of the School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS) has named Peter G. Kaufmann, Ph.D. as its next associate dean of research and professor in the Department of Brain Health, effective Sept. 1, 2022.  Kaufmann’s research has spanned the areas of disease prevention, cardiovascular disease risk factors, clinical trials, behavioral and social influences on…
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Mar. 30, 2022
By Maren Barney (UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences Communication office) Meet your CSUN Health Senators, Madison Hale, a fourth-year Kinesiology major; Kelly Chung, a 3rd year Public Health major; and Faria Tavacoli, a 3rd year Public Health major.  There is currently an open position for a new Senator, but this position is not for just anyone!  CSUN Senators work behind the…