University of Charleston



Welcome to UC and the School of Health Sciences.

I believe that there is nothing more important than preparing our students to succeed in their careers as health care professionals. Whether you are following your dream of becoming a nurse, interested in helping others learn to live a healthier lifestyle or want to pursue a career in the field of exercise science, health promotion, occupational therapy assistant, physician assistant, or radiology, UC can help you get there.

Graduates of our programs are competitive in the job market, as they graduate with the skill-sets to meet the demands of the growing and rapidly changing field of health care.  Passage rates on national certification/licensure/registry exams are above the state and national average.

I am proud of our experienced and supportive faculty, our challenging curriculum, our connections to area health care facilities that provide our students with real-life experience, and our unique learning style to help you become a focused, skilled, and widely educated health care professional.

I look forward to supporting you on your educational journey.

Pamela Alderman, EdD, MSN, RN
Dean of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences
Chair, Capito School of Nursing

Pamela Alderman
Pamela L. Alderman, EdD, MSN, RN

Dean of Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, Chair of Capito Department of Nursing, Professor