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Health Professions Building

Northern Arizona University opened the Science building at the South Academic Center in 1970 as part of its separate "cluster campus" concept. Haver Nunn Architects, Mid-century modern designers, planned the building. Although NAU renamed it Health Professions in 1982, the letters attached to the building still read 'Health Sciences.'

In the early 1970s, President J. Lawrence Walkup approved funding to purchase dental equipment for a new Department of Dental Hygiene. Since then, Health Professions has made a low-cost dental hygiene clinic open to the public.

The building, which contains classrooms, offices, and laboratories, is also the home of the College of Health and Human Services, the Department of Health Sciences, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Physical Therapy program.