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School of Health & Applied Human Sciences

Seahawk Stories: Nolan Byrd '23

Hearing his aunt, who is a therapy assistant, talk about her job led Nolan Byrd to an important realization. “One of the coolest things I could imagine doing in a job would be to help somebody learn to walk again, feed themselves, do daily tasks,” he said. That set him on his track in exercise science

Nolan Byrd holds a clipboard and a pen and stands in front of a male on a treadmill who has a tube in his mouth.

First Respiratory Therapy Students Graduate

 The first cohort of 15 students within the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) degree program graduated in May. Housed within the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, the program accepted this inaugural class in fall 2021. “We could not be more proud of this group and everything that they have accomplished. They are ready and I am very excited to see the industry professionals and leaders that they will become,” says Thomas Nietman, director of clinical education and clinical assistant professor. UNC Wilmington’s BSRT first graduating class has a 100% job placement rate. Graduates have accepted positions with UNCW clinical affiliates such as Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Duke University Hospital, UNC Medical Center, WakeMed and Bon Secours Health System-Norfolk VA.

students learning in a classroom with computers.
As a student in SHAHS, you will experience personalized, hands-on learning that includes experience working in the health care community. We champion healthy lives for everyone.
My advisor introduced me to this major and talked about how it hit many of my interests. And in my eyes, it’s very similar to a business major, but it’s like a fun business major.
Levi Mullis ’22 Tourism, Recreation, & Sport
Levi Mullis ’22, Tourism, Recreation, & Sport

Contact The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Phone: (910) 962-3250
Fax: (910) 962-7073

601 S. College Road
Campus Box 5956
Wilmington, NC 28403

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30-11:30 a.m.