The College of Health and Sport Sciences (CHSS) is a national institution. It provides high quality and comprehensive healthcare education for nurses and allied health professionals in Bahrain. The College was established in 1976, in collaboration with the American University of Beirut and The University of Illinois at Chicago under the administration of the Ministry of Health. Initially, the CHSS offered AD programs in Nursing and the Allied Health professions.

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The College has developed both new facilities and new programs since then, continually responding to the changes in demand from the healthcare sector. Nursing and Allied Health education in Bahrain has evolved over the past four decades, and led to a steady increase in Bahranization of nursing and allied health human resources. Following a royal decree in 2011, the College was merged with the University of Bahrain. In 2019, the Board of Trustees of the University of Bahrain decided to merge the College of Physical Education with the College of Health Sciences as an academic department. Accordingly, the Department of Physical Education became one of the departments of the College.

The CHSS is located on the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) campus alongside the Salmaniya Hospital and the Arabian Gulf University. This location works to the advantage of the students, who spend considerable time gaining experience in various departments and clinical areas of the hospital. In addition to these training opportunities, students have access to different health centers, the Public Health Directorate and other specialized hospitals.

Since 2003 the CHSS has been offering BSc. degree in Nursing, and post-basic diplomas in the specialties of Midwifery, Community Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Emergency Nursing and Cardiac Care Nursing. In September 2015, the Allied Health programs were upgraded to the BSc. degree in Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Radiologic Technology - Diagnostic and Public Health. The Dental Hygiene program however, continues to offer the Associate Degree. In the year 2018, the College managed to start Master degree programs in Adult Nursing and Physiotherapy.

In line with addressing training needs of governmental institutions in the Kingdom to upgrade health care services, UoB has cooperated with KHUH in launching the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program to cater solely for King Hamad Hospital staff at an educational degree lower than the Associate Degree.

VISION:

To be highly ranked regionally and internationally as a leader in healthcare and physical education, by promoting excellence in education, professional practice, research and community services.

MISSION:

Mission To graduate qualified healthcare professionals and physical educators through promoting life-long learning, and effective partnership with stakeholders and community.

 

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