College of Health Sciences Facilities

In 2014, the Gardner-Webb University Board of Trustees announced the purchase of a 53,500-square-foot building that will house the new College of Health Sciences. Formerly the Crawley Memorial Hospital, the building is located at 315 W. College Avenue.

Prior to the acquisition, GWU leased space within the building for the Physician Assistant (PA) program, which began in January. The purchase included the physical structure, along with nearly 26 acres of property. Officials say the facility will offer many additional opportunities for university growth and will house other health science programs currently operating in other locations on the GWU campus.

“This facility provides precisely the kind of space we need to carry out high-quality programs in nursing, physician assistant studies, and preventive and rehabilitative health sciences,” said Dr. Ben Leslie, GWU Provost and Executive Vice President. “Having a single building dedicated to the health sciences positions the University for growth in a critical area.”

Click here to learn more about the construction and renovation of the building.

Take a look at some photos of the facilities available to students in the College of Health Sciences.

Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing students confer over a patient's chart

Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing students confer over a patient's chart

Nursing students experience hands-on simulations such as assisting with childbirth

Nursing students experience hands-on simulations such as assisting with childbirth

Students learning human anatomy by exploring three-dimensional images in the Virtual Cadaver Lab

Students learning human anatomy by exploring three-dimensional images in the Virtual Cadaver Lab

A former operating room now serves as an instructional lab for PA students learning emergency medicine.

A former operating room now serves as an instructional lab for PA students learning emergency medicine.

Student presentations are an important part of the classroom experience

Student presentations are an important part of the classroom experience

The Human Performance Laboratory includes space for lecture and practical experiences

The Human Performance Laboratory includes space for lecture and practical experiences

Students working in the Human Performance Laboratory

Students working in the Human Performance Laboratory

Student internships occur in many professional settings

Student internships occur in many professional settings