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Our Mission

  • Facilitate and recognize excellence of students, faculty and staff.
  • Provide a supportive environment while integrating innovative, evidence based and active teaching strategies.
  • Incorporate the use of state-of-the-art technologies in both didactic and clinical work.
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration among the faculty, staff and students in teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Foster culturally competent care within a diverse and global society.
  • Facilitate health promotion and wellness in the community.

Our Core Values

  • Outstanding and innovative instruction, supervision, advising, and mentoring of students;
  • Critical thinking, effective communication, creative problem solving, technical literacy, and cultural respect;
  • Advancing knowledge, ethical research, critical review, and using models of best practice;
  • Social justice, public stewardship, altruism; and
  • Human rights, respect for all groups, and social harmony.

Our History

Some of Radford University's more established programs are currently housed in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. For example, a program with a rich tradition is the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, which began in 1972, and now represents the university's most selective graduate program admitting only the very best students for advanced study in speech-language pathology. Similarly, our programs in Social Work are over 25 years old and continue to attract students from across the nation. And while we have a rich history at Radford University, we also offer the university’s newest departments and doctoral programs of study.

In 2007, Dean Linville initiated efforts to develop doctoral programs in physical therapy and nursing, as well as a new graduate program in occupational therapy. Today, these programs are major points of pride for the University and represent not only the latest instructional innovations, but also unique partnerships with the region’s largest health-care providers. Our students are steeped in history, but also well positioned for the future of health care, and our faculty and staff are simply ”the best.”