2024 – 2025 Catalog & Student Handbook

Message from the President

We are honored and proud that you have selected California Health Sciences University to help you achieve your education and career goals! At CHSU, we are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion among all of our students, faculty, staff, administration, and all other members of our academic community.

We strive to inspire and prepare you to help advance our mission - to improve the health care outcomes of people living in the Central Valley. To help you and your student colleagues achieve your goals, we are committed to providing a quaint and supportive campus culture, developing a distinctive approach to education, and ensuring our programs are accessible to and affordable for all students. Because only together, can we resolve the dire health provider shortages in the Central Valley and help to support the underserved communities in our region and beyond!

We hope you feel the CHSU pride in being part of our history in the making! We are accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). We offer a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, the first of its kind in the Central Valley, and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program. You’ll benefit from the inter-professional collaboration and learn about our current and future programs as the University continues to expand. We are grateful for the opportunity to help you achieve your career and personal goals to help treat, heal, and serve the precious members of our community.

You will have an amazing impact on our world! From the founders and the board of trustees to the leadership, faculty and staff at CHSU, please know that you have the entire campus community and the local community here to support you. With dedication and compassion, together we can improve the health care outcomes of the great people in our region.

Florence T. Dunn
California Health Sciences University (CHSU)