Health Sciences Facility

Ashland Campus

Instructional Facilities

Health Sciences Facilities - AU Campus

The Health Sciences department is located in the Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Recreation and Sport Sciences Center.  The state-of-the-art center houses six fully equipped multi-media classrooms, a 4,000 square foot athletic training room, the 1,600 square foot Messerly Human Performance Laboratory as well as a student computer lab and reference library.  The Recreation Center contains a walking/running track, fitness center, golf simulator, racquetball court, climbing wall, billiard lounge, natatorium, two basketball courts and a multi-purpose court.  The department also uses community resources such as bowling alleys, golf courses, hospitals and state parks.

Nursing Facilities - Mansfield Facility

Students enrolled in the nursing program will take classes on the AU main campus during the first two years of the academic program. Beginning in the junior year, coursework is in the new state-of-the-art nursing academic building  located at 1020 S. Trimble Road, Mansfield, Ohio.  Nine fully-equipped multimedia classrooms are housed in the academic building.  Simulated learning experiences are a vital part of student nurses education.  The Simulation Center at the Mansfield facility includes a health foundations laboratory, family health laboratory, adult health laboratory, complex health laboratory, intensive care/advanced care laboratories, community health laboratory and examination rooms.  High- and mid-level fidelity simulators are computerized and interactive.  They may be programmed to give realistic patient responses and outcomes.  Simulation is used to teach the basics of nursing care, nursing skills such as intravenous, Foley catheter and nasogastric insertions.  Students participate in complex patient scenarios such as cardiac arrest.  Simulation is not a replacement for clinical, but supplements clinical experiences, enhancing student outcomes.


Housing is available on both the Ashland University main campus and at the Mansfield location.  The housing at the Mansfield location is available to junior- and senior-level nursing students. Visit our Mansfield housing!


Faculty Spotlight

Beth Patton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
"Accent on the Individual" means being there for my students inside and outside of the classroom, helping my students navigate their career path and future...Read more