Mission, Vision and Core Values



To promote health and well-being through scholarship that integrates teaching, research and service. 


To be nationally recognized for quality and impact of research, teaching and service.

Core Values

  • Excellence
    Using vision and innovation to facilitate outstanding teaching/learning, research, practice, and service
  • Integrity
    Behaving in accordance with ethical principles including honesty, fairness, beneficence, respect, and stewardship
  • Collaboration
    Working together with individuals and groups to enhance wellbeing, facilitate student success, research productivity, and achievement of service goals
  • Diversity
    Recognizing, cultivating, and celebrating differences to achieve inclusivity and social justice