Best-selling author Beth Macy came to Quinnipiac recently to give an unvarnished talk about addiction. Macy's latest work, “Dopesick,” chronicles the vicious path of the opioid epidemic across all races, ages, genders and socio-economic groups.
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.
By the Numbers
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.
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. Freshmen and sophomores have the option of living in such popular 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.
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
- 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 '17Occupational therapy graduate
Centers and Resources
Cutting-edge centers of study
The Mount Carmel Campus, where undergraduates take the majority of their courses, features our biomechanics lab, athletic training facilities and many other spaces for them to gain hands-on learning early on in their academic journey.
The state-of-the-art Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on our North Haven Campus is equipped with some of the finest technology offered in academia, and emulates the fast, interdisciplinary team-based environments you’ll work in one day. The 325,000-square-foot facility includes two operating rooms, a model apartment, high-fidelity simulation suites, a diagnostic imaging suite with MRI, CT and ultrasound scanners, physical therapy, occupational therapy and motion analysis labs, and a Standardized Patient Assessment Center.
Undergraduate and graduate students alike can work in our student- and faculty-led clinics, which provide rehabilitation and other forms of care for patients who normally don’t have access to it. One of these clinics, the Lions Low Vision Center, offers free services and equipment for patients with vision impairments. Here, students get to apply their skills in a live environment while interacting with and treating a broad public.Centers and Resources
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
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.