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School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences prepares students to tackle major challenges inherent in 21st-century patient care and medical research. Our innovative and highly ranked programs — offered at the bachelor’s, master’s and clinical doctorate levels — develop forward-thinking clinicians, imaging professionals, rehabilitation specialists and scientists.


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School by the Numbers

99% Success Rate

Percentage of our 2022 graduates who are either employed or enrolled in a graduate program six months after graduation.

+15% Job Growth

Projected job growth of health care occupations through 2029. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

100% Pass Rate

6 of our programs with licensure exams reported a perfect first-time pass rate in 2021, and many of our programs scored above national average pass rates.

Strengthening communities around the globe

Our alumni train elite athletes, engage in important health and environmental research, and are vital members of caregiving teams and healthcare providers in hospitals, clinics, schools and other settings all over the country and the world. Recent graduates have found success at:

Bristol Myers Squibb

Cedars Sinai

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Hartford Healthcare


  • Amity Physical Therapy
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Labcorp
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Moderna
  • New York Giants Football Team
  • Northwell Health
  • Precision Medical Products
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • The Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Walgreens Pharmacy

Examine infinite possibilities

All of our programs favor an interprofessional, patient-centered approach taught by experienced faculty in highly collaborative settings. In fact, we are one of only a few universities in the nation to have a school of health sciences along with a medical school and nursing school on one campus. This means you’ll experience what being part of an integrated team is all about as you work alongside students from other health care-based programs, and with some of the most technologically advanced resources in academia.

From fieldwork and internships to our on-campus clinics and global engagement programs, you’ll have every opportunity to put into practice what you learn — and make a positive difference while you do it. When you graduate, you’ll do so with the experience, confidence and broad spectrum of interdisciplinary skills needed to become a leader in both your discipline and the global community.

Hear from some of our students on why they decided to become a Bobcat.

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Why Quinnipiac?

Students share five reasons why they chose Quinnipiac’s School of Health Sciences.

Our Reputation

Named a Best Grad School for Physician Assistant programs 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #3 - Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Schools in the New England Region (2022)

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Ranked #2 - Best Physical Therapy/Therapist Schools in the New England Region (2022)

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Tuition Assistance for Aspiring Social Workers

The CT Health Horizon’s grant will allow Quinnipiac to provide $10,000 per student per year in tuition assistance for qualifying master of social work and advanced standing master of social work candidates with the goal of increasing the number and diversity of students in these programs.

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Connecticut’s primary educator of healthcare professionals

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Hartford Healthcare Strategic Partnership

Quinnipiac is proud to have fostered vibrant relationships with healthcare and health science leaders across Connecticut, New England and the nation. These longstanding partnerships provide our students with unmatched opportunities to explore diverse clinical rotations, learn from experienced professionals and build a network of mentors who will help guide them toward a successful career in the field after graduation.

The newest university-wide strategic partnership with Hartford HealthCare will add to this impressive roster of partners, enhance learning and training opportunities for students across many of Quinnipiac's programs and significantly increase job opportunities for students before and after graduation.

As a premier academic partner, Hartford HealthCare will help the university deliver an education that meets the needs of an evolving healthcare industry by:

  • Empowering Quinnipiac to grow its nursing, health sciences and graduate medical education programs.

  • Piloting new Ambulatory Surgery Center rotations for physician assistant students.

  • Increasing clinical affiliations and placements for physical therapy and occupational therapy students.

  • Collaborating with the School of Health Sciences to establish placements for diagnostic imaging fields and acute and post-acute social work programs.

  • Hosting internships for health science students.

  • Partner in delivering state-of-the-art, high-fidelity simulation education.

  • Creating a pre-hospital training program for students interested in becoming emergency medical technicians (EMT).

  • Offering employment at Hartford HealthCare locations to qualified graduates of select programs.

  • Unveiling an advanced simulation center on the North Haven campus for high-tech, hands-on training

Read more about this groundbreaking partnership

Explore Summer Experiences & Courses

Summer is the best time to accelerate progress toward achieving your academic, professional and personal goals. This is why Quinnipiac is offering a growing list of engaging summer experiences and courses designed to help a diverse group of people of all ages explore their passions.

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Advisory Board

The School of Health Sciences has established an Advisory Board. The board provides strategic direction to the school’s leadership, fostering effective communication between education and business. Members of the Advisory Board bring decades of experience and leadership, and provide crucial insight into a broad scope of health care industries and professions. They also act as liaisons to a number of leading organizations.

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