School of Health Sciences


Kim Hartman, professor of occupational therapy at Quinnipaic University, works with students in her "occupational therapy essentials" class Friday, September 30, 2016, on North Haven campus. Students Noel Johnson (left) and Sarah Cullen ( Grey sweatshirt , ponytail) learn how to interview patients and take occupational profiles.  (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipaic University)

Sharing her experience

Professor Kim Hartmann teaches occupational therapy students Noel Johnson (left) and Sarah Cullen (right) to interview patients and create occupational profiles.

Passionate practitioners who will inspire you

Our faculty love what they do — both inside and outside the classroom. Most professors still work in the field, but they get equally excited by educating the next generation. They’re award-winning scientists, beloved practitioners and recognized leaders in their respective fields. They keep up to date with the latest techniques and the ever-evolving health care landscape. They know that their work makes a difference in the lives of many people. They’ll make a profound difference in your life, too.  

By the Numbers


Nationally Recognized

Our physician assistant program is ranked No. 5 — out of 190 nationwide — by U.S. News & World Report.


Job Security

Several of our programs — including physician assistant and physical therapy — report 100% job placement within six months of graduation.


A Big Deal

The number of undergrads enrolled in health science studies. It’s our largest undergraduate major.

Programs at a Glance

Quinnipiac’s unique approach combines the best of a liberal arts education with the career-boosting resources of a professional school. Every one of our 20+ programs — from athletic training to physical therapy — integrates theory, research and practice. The student-centered learning environment is enhanced by: innovative teaching methods; hands-on experience in one of our three on-campus clinics, in the surrounding community and around the world; and unique interprofessional collaboration with students in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine.    

School and Campus Life

Life as a health sciences student

Health science students come together to form a friendly and inclusive community. Most freshmen and sophomores live in traditional residence halls and suites on the Mount Carmel Campus. Juniors and seniors live in modern apartments on the York Hill Campus, which offers sprawling views of the Long Island Sound. The ski lodge-inspired Rocky Top Student Center as well as sand-volleyball courts add to the resort vibe of the campus, which is also home to the TD Bank Sports Center.

There are no residential units on the 150-acre North Haven Campus, but health science students often spend their days at the library, grab a meal at the full-service dining hall, pick up supplies at the bookstore, work out at the fitness center, or destress in the yoga and meditation room. A shuttle bus service connects all of the campuses. 

Danielle Allan, a first-year student in Quinnipiac's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, leads a full body circuit bootcamp Wednesday, June 1, 2016 on the lawn of Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus.

A peaceful place

Danielle Allan, a first-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, leads a full body circuit bootcamp on our North Haven Campus.

Quinnipiac University students Meghan Keegan (left, wearing plaid top) and Jacqueline Baboulis-Kuhn study together Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus. Both are occupational therapy majors in the School of Health Sciences. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Space to collaborate

Occupational therapy majors Meghan Keegan (left) and Jacqueline Baboulis-Kuhn study together in the Edward and Barbara Netter Library.

Walking under the name Bill's Team, 18 members of the Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS® at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut October 2, 2016. 
(For Quinnipiac University/ Michelle McLoughlin)

Walk this way

Members of the Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS® at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven.

Career Development

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Career Development

At Quinnipiac’s School of Health Sciences, career development begins the moment you step foot on the high-tech North Haven Campus. Not only do we teach students the tools of their trade, but we teach them the importance of commitment to their communities. We don’t just train world-class scientists and committed health care practitioners; we train leaders. We back up our real-world experience with an endless stream of real-world advice, from interview prep to grad school guidance. With an impressive and ever-growing list of internship and clinical placements, it’s no wonder that our students are recruited for competitive positions, often before they graduate. 

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
  • Clinical placements

In Their Words

"It was incredibly eye opening working with the children in Hamden, teaching them nutrition and learning how there are many children who weren't getting this education at home. It was so rewarding to engage them in a way that was meaningful."
Victoria (Tia) Kozar '17
Health science studies

Centers and Resources

Cutting-edge centers of study

The state-of-the-art Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus is the envy of scientific institutions worldwide. Completed in 2013, the 325,000-square-foot facility was designed for collaborative learning. An operating room, life-size patient simulators, 3-D workstations, magnetic resonance simulators and 24 teaching labs that include an intensive care unit and a motion analysis lab, are just a few of the high-tech offerings that help transform our students into practicing and passionate professionals. Laboratories and athletic training facilities on the Mount Carmel Campus also provide hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate students.

Centers and Resources

Interactive learning

The Netter Library is a valuable resource for health sciences students.

Centers and Resources

Our Work

A powerful network of health care leaders

Our students are providing pro-bono physical and occupational therapy services to uninsured locals at a student-run clinic on campus. They’re traveling to Nicaragua and Barbados over winter break to treat diabetic patients and work with needy populations. They are nabbing NIH grants and teaming up with QU professors to conduct important research studies. Our award-winning faculty? You can find them sharing their expertise with the national press, publishing ground-breaking research, even testifying to the United Nations.  Our alumni continue to set the gold standard for compassionate and professional health care practitioners around the globe.   

Dr. Ramon Gonzalez reviews a scan with Patricia Landino, a radiologist assistant student, seated, and Sheree Rascati, clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies. Community Access Imaging program.

A Quick Scan

Professor Ramon Gonzales reviews a scan with radiologist assistant student Patricia Landino, seated, and Sheree Rascati, faculty, physician assistant studies.

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