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Athletic training student uses equipment to help evaluate a lacrosse player who sits on an exam table

Real-world experience

Athletic training student Laura Nicholas '18 works with Taylor Sanna '20, a lacrosse player, in the Athletic and Recreation Center.



A student sits in a lift as a professor and student guide her to be lowered into a tub in the model apartment.

Sharing her experience

Valerie Strange, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, instructs two occupational therapy students on patient techniques in the model apartment, simulating real-world scenarios, on the North Haven Campus.

Passionate practitioners who inspire

Our faculty love what they do — both inside and outside the classroom. Many of your professors are practicing clinicians, medical imaging professionals and scientists equally as excited about educating the next generation as they are about their work.

Active and recognized leaders in the health sciences, they bring knowledge of the latest techniques, standards and the ever-evolving health care landscape. They are experts in the traditional and nontraditional applications of their field, and are committed to showing students what is possible, not just in theory, but in practice across the country and the globe. From medical imaging to physical therapy, health sciences faculty lend their expertise to Central American hospitals and archaeological sites from Mexico to Lithuania — and they are able to bring dedicated and curious students with them.

Your professors know that their work makes a difference in the lives of many people. They’ll make a profound difference in your life, too.  

Meet our faculty

By the Numbers

Top 15

Nationally Recognized

U.S. News and World Report ranks the physician assistant program as No. 1 in Connecticut, and No. 15 in America — which puts the program among the top 10% of ranked programs in the country (2020).


Success Rate

Percentage of Quinnipiac graduates who are employed or in graduate school 6 months after graduation.


Strong Growth

Percentage health care occupations are projected to grow through 2020, faster than the national average for all occupations.

Programs at a Glance

Developing the complete health sciences professional

The School of Health Sciences offers more than 20 programs — from biomedical sciences and cardiovascular perfusion to physical therapy and radiologic sciences. Each one seamlessly integrates theory, research and practice, positioning you at the forefront of modern health care. Our programs also prepare you for a range of traditional and nontraditional careers in a number of different environments.

Many of our students enter the workforce immediately. Many more pursue graduate study, especially in our own programs, including the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Social Work, Physician Assistant and Master of Business Administration. Our graduates go on to train elite athletes at D-1 universities, engage in funded disease research and are vital members of caregiving teams in hospitals and clinics all over the country. 

There are numerous pathways before you, and practical application is a central feature of all of them. We make this possible in the surrounding community and around the world thanks to student-run clinics, global engagement programs, research opportunities and a long list of clinical partnerships.    

Student Photos

Kaitlin Coyle high fives a Special Olympics participant while Adam Bosley smiles

Spreading joy

Kaitlin Coyle and Adam Bosley, students in the graduate physician assistant program, volunteer providing medical aid during the Special Olympics summer games.

School and Campus Life

Life outside of the lab and classroom

Health science students from all backgrounds form a close-knit and inclusive community, and this is most reflected in our residence halls. First-year and sophomores have the option of living in such Mount Carmel Campus residences as Mountainview, while juniors and seniors may choose the Townhouses or other modern apartments located on the York Hill Campus. This ensures that underclassmen are always connected to the Quinnipiac student experience.

The Flatts, located just down the street from the 150-acre North Haven Campus, offers graduate students a comfortable and modern housing option close to classes. Students are a short walk from the library, full-service dining hall, bookstore, fitness center and yoga and meditation room. The North Haven Campus also offers beautiful and fully furnished student lounges ideal for both relaxing and studying, and serves as the meeting place for many student-led groups and events related to health care, personal wellness and other special interests.

A shuttle service connects all three of our campuses and runs seven days a week. The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is only a 10-minute ride from the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses, Sleeping Giant State Park and downtown New Haven — southern Connecticut’s capital for culture and nightlife.

Two female students walk down a brick path with a sunset behind them.

Home away from home

Megan Zhao '19, MHS '21, a student in our nationally ranked entry-level physician assistant program, walks with Jacqueline Fabian '19, an industrial engineering student, across the Mount Carmel Campus quad. The campus is purposefully designed to create a safe, comfortable learning and living environment where you can grow, try new things and make friends that will last a lifetime.

A dozen students in green shirts sit and smile by a lighthouse

Make a difference

Members of the Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS® at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Our health sciences students enjoy giving back to the community through fundraisers, community-based clinics and volunteer work.

Three students sip colorful smoothies outside at a green table.

Savoring the moment

Brandon Hadtke '19, DPT '22, center, enjoys a smoothie with Karyse Gocoul '21, left, and Emily Billings '21 in downtown New Haven. Our location gives our students access to the best that New England has to offer.

Career Development

A student smiles while holding a binder and talking to a recruiter during a career fair.

Making connections

Shannon Winslow, DPT ’18, attends the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing Career Fair. The event featured more than 55 employers and organizations for health sciences and nursing. The annual event provides an opportunity for all undergraduate and graduate students to connect with potential employers right on the North Haven Campus.

Career Development

A focus on career outcomes — from day one

At the School of Health Sciences, career development begins the moment you step foot on campus. Our labs and classrooms are equipped with some of the finest technology offered in academia, and emulate the fast-paced environments you’ll work in following graduation. Clinicals, internships and volunteering opportunities additionally sharpen your ability to think and pivot in those environments.

We back up real-world experience with an endless stream of resources, from interview preparation and graduate school guidance to clinical placement assistance. With such an impressive and growing list of internship and clinical sites, it’s no surprise that our students are recruited for competitive positions often before they even graduate. They enter the field ready to distinguish themselves as leaders, and so will you.

Opportunities for students

  • Annual career fairs
  • Resume reviews
  • Interview preparation
  • Pre-health advising for students interested in moving on to graduate school
  • Graduate school application guidance
  • Internships
  • On-campus clinics
  • Clinical placements
“The curriculum here is demanding, but the outcome is well worth all the effort when you can have a meaningful impact on someone’s life.”
Luciana Macaluso '17
Occupational therapy graduate

Admissions and Financial Aid

Connect. Apply. Enroll.

We designed our application process to be informative, efficient and, above all, personable. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions and financial aid advisers with any questions or concerns. A major hallmark of the School of Health Sciences is a highly personalized educational experience for its students. We believe that your experience as an applicant should be no different. 

Faculty Photo with Students

A student holds her arms outstretched with in front of a group of senior citizens holding out their arms.

Embracing the community

Occupational therapy student Kristen Flammini leads a rehabilitative course for seniors at EQUIP (Quinnipiac University Interprofessional Practice) Rehabilitation Clinic, a student-run organization located on the North Haven Campus. The clinic was founded in 2012 to serve the occupational and physical therapy needs of patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

Our Work

Actively making a difference

Our students never miss an opportunity to put our philosophy of patient-centered care and evidence-based research into practice. They provide pro-bono physical and occupational therapy services to uninsured local citizens at our student-run clinics. They earn National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and collaborate with their professors on immersive medical research. Thanks to our global partnerships, they bring crucial health services to countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Philippines.

You can find our award-winning faculty sharing their expertise with the national press, publishing in the most respected peer reviewed journals and even testifying before the United Nations. Our alumni continue to raise the standard for compassionate and professional health care around the globe. They are working to fight diseases and improve human health through research and the promotion of new evidence-based practices.