The College of Health Sciences was established in 1979 , the first of its kind in a 4-year university focusing on health science education and research in Korea. The college aims at educating students to have the ability to manage the quality and costs of medical services, understand theoretical basis, develop medical devices with medical and engineering technologies, and manage hazardous environments caused by urbanization and industrialization, thereby contributing to the public health.
The college has produced talent in many areas: health care administrators and managers focusing on the quality of medical services and effective operation; clinical pathologists playing an important role in diagnosis and determination of treatment effects; physical therapists supporting rehabilitation of patients; occupational therapists treating physical and mental disabilities; and radiologists providing x-ray diagnosis and treatment.
The college is operating specialized divisions, education and research programs to contribute to human health and welfare by adopting interdisciplinary approaches (natural science, engineering, and medical science). For example, the college is producing skilled individuals in environmental engineering who can help reduce pollution caused by urbanization and industrialization. The college is also offering a biomedical engineering course developing medical devices by utilizing medical and engineering technologies.
The college has now strengthened its position as an educational institution producing professors who will play major roles in all health science areas. It is also one of the top research institutions with large research facilities. Mid- and large-sized research projects (the Nuri project, BK21, the industry-academia-research consortium, the RRC, and the TIC) are hosted by the college.