About the Health Sciences

About the College

On March 10, 1976, the opening of the College of Nursing was approved in principle pending the submission of a feasibility study by President Tomas L. Mangasep. 

On March 28, 1976, the Board of Trustees requested the presence of Dr. Eugenio S. Mendoza Jr. during a regular meeting to tackle the establishment of a College of Nursing mutually agreed upon that MMCST will offer the pre-nursing course and MMMH will offer the internship.

Through the recommendation of Secretary Juan L. Manuel of the Department of Education and Culture, then President Ferdinand E. Marcos directed that the College of Nursing should be offered at the MMMCST and not at MMMH, as embodied in the Letter of Instruction No. 73. The College of Nursing was established in June 20, 1976 by virtue of Board Resolution No. 140 s. 1976 under the leadership of MMCST President Thomas L. Mangasep. It was in the school year 1976-1977 that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing was first offered by MMCST.

By virtue of Board Resolution No. 183, the degree programs Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy were offered starting first semester of AY 1993-1994. With such development, the College of Nursing was changed to Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) to include the Departments of Nursing, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy. Thereafter, IHS was renamed to College of Health Sciences (CHS) by virtue of Board Resolution No. 263 s. of 1995.


Brief History of Programs Accreditation

The College has its Nursing program accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP) and was given Level I status in September 1995. The nursing program was accelerated to Level II status in March 1998. And on September 2002, the Nursing program was visited by AACUP accreditors was awarded a Level III status.

On the other hand, a preliminary survey of the Physical Therapy and Pharmacy programs was conducted on May 29-30, 2013 by AACUP accreditors. Both programs were recommended for Level I accreditation.

The BSN Nursing program is awarded a Level III Re-accredited status by the AACCUP.

The BS Pharmacy and BS Physical Therapy have candidate status for Level I accreditation by the AACCUP.