HPU to build new facility for health sciences, pharmacy programs

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High Point University

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University on Thursday announced plans to construct a new health sciences and pharmacy facility on its main campus.

The four-story, 170,000-square-foot building will be located on property the university recently acquired at the corner of East Farriss Avenue and Panther Drive.  It will cost an estimated $60 million to build.

Construction is currently slated to begin in 2015.

Once complete, the facility will house more than 90 faculty members for proposed programs in physical therapy, physician assistant and pharmaceutical studies.  It will also provide a new place for the existing School of Health Sciences.

The university has future plans to offer master’s-level programs in physician assistant studies and doctoral degrees in physical therapy and pharmacy programs.

“The expansion of these highly relevant programs is a testament to our talented faculty, generous philanthropic investors, and an ever-growing base of supportive students, alumni and parents,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “These programs, revolving around an increased need for health care providers, will place HPU graduates in critical, professional roles throughout North Carolina and across the world.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related fields which are expected to grow by 39 percent over the next 7 years.