guests at 60th gala

PHHP celebrates 60 years

In 2018 the college celebrated its 60th anniversary. When in opened, the college was the first college of health professions located within an academic health center. The model was soon recognized nationwide and within 15 years, 70 similar schools of health professions had been established. The college logged numerous other “firsts” in education, research and service at the state, regional, national and international levels.

PHHP historical marker

Founding Dean Darrel J. Mase

“If we can harness our resources to walk in space and reach the moon, we can also provide the needed manpower to serve all the people with quality health services.”

Founding OT Chair Alice Jantzen

“Through research, treatment programs will stand on firmer ground and the design for our educational programs will be in much clearer outline.”