Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions

Meeting the State’s, the Nation’s and the World’s Health Care Needs

Granting more degrees than any other college at WSU, the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions provides highly skilled health care professionals to virtually every community throughout Utah, aiding rural residents and underserved populations as well as improving the quality of service at hospitals and research institutions.

The Dumke College is Utah’s only college of health professions. We are dedicated to educating the health care providers our state and country desperately need. We do this through innovative tiered programs in:

  • Dental hygiene
  • Emergency care and rescue
  • Health administrative services
  • Health care coding
  • Health information management
  • Health sciences
  • Medical laboratory sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pre-medicine
  • Radiologic sciences
  • Respiratory therapy

We offer master’s programs in:

  • Health administration
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic sciences

In 2012, WSU outpaced runner-up Johns Hopkins University to be named “Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program” by a national organization of professional peers.

In 2011, WSU ranked seventh in the number of nursing associate’s degrees awarded in the USA.

Through the years, the Dumke College has gained national prominence. We also take pride in our international accomplishments:

  • Weber State worked with physicians in China to create the first respiratory therapy program at Xi’an Medical University.
  • We partnered with the University of Ghana to develop respiratory therapy curriculum there and have launched numerous health care-related humanitarian efforts in that country.
  • Every year, the Dumke College of Health Professions conducts lectures, workshops and study abroad programs all over the world — from Asia to Africa, from North America to South America, from Europe to the Middle East.

We dream of an even brighter future.

For 60 years, the Dumke College of Health Professions has fueled students’ dreams — transforming lives, families and communities. Each dream at WSU starts with a student’s drive and is empowered by outstanding faculty.

What We Can Do Together

There’s no question that what we do here matters. We educate health care professionals who impact millions of lives. Every day, we challenge ourselves, asking, “How can we be the best?”

That’s why we’re embarking on this campaign, inviting alumni and friends to invest in priorities that will keep the Dumke College at the top.

Provide Opportunity


The Dumke College draws a diverse mix of students: from younger to older, those from underserved populations, as well as first-generation college-goers and young parents. Scholarship support is critical in helping all of these students turn their dreams of a college degree into reality.

Undergraduate Research

Students at the Dumke College partner with state, regional, national and international health care providers to research and answer pressing medical questions. Our undergraduate student researchers advance knowledge, publish their results in major journals and present at prestigious conferences. With campaign support, we will extend this opportunity to more students.

Advance Knowledge


The Dumke College urgently needs more doctoral faculty to teach our increasing number of students. In drawing new faculty Utah, we aspire to hire top names in the health professions to spearhead new subdisciplines, such as women’s health and oncology. Endowed chairs and professorships will give us powerful tools to recruit and retain eminent faculty.

Enhance Campus


Over the past decade, we’ve increased enrollment to meet demand for health care professionals. Now we must ensure our facilities keep pace by investing in classrooms and laboratories where students gain handson experience. This includes simulation labs where students train on high-tech medical manikins programmed to respond to interventions. Our dream is to bring students from different programs together to train in labs as cross-functional teams, mirroring how they will perform in real-world settings.


Advances in technology mean we must continually invest in the most up-to-date medical equipment — the same as what students will encounter in the workplace. Startup costs range from $1,500 to $200,000 and require ongoing expenditures for perishable supplies, like artificial blood, as well as software updates and equipment maintenance.