Where the next generation of health care leaders begins

The past several years have seen major advances in medical treatments, care delivery models and breakthrough research, and a health sciences education must reflect this. Whether you’re a freshman or a graduate student coming to us with several years of clinical experience, we offer a range of educational and professional resources available to you so that you can keep on top of those advances.

An education in the School of Health Sciences combines theory and practice with exposure to the kinds of environments and tools found in the field today. Inside our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll hone the skills, confidence and intuition needed to succeed in a constantly moving and evolving  setting.

Along the way, we make your career trajectory our personal business. Our faculty members are also mentors and industry professionals who will help you find the specialty that fits your goals and work closely with you to help you get a head start professionally, or prepare you for graduate study.


First-rate facilities for an enhanced learning experience

You’ll be proud to make the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences the place you transition from student to confident health care professional. Every corner of the 325,000-square-foot facility was designed for collaborative and hands-on learning opportunities and features state-of-the-art equipment designed to take your learning to the next level. These include:

  • Two operating rooms
  • High-fidelity simulation suites with sophisticated mannequins that can be programmed with a variety of medical conditions and illnesses
  • A diagnostic imaging suite, with an MRI, CT and ultrasound scanners
  • Motion Analysis and Biomechanics Lab, as well as an athletic training facility
  • Standardized Patient Assessment Center
  • A model apartment where students learn how to help patients manage daily tasks
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy labs that are fully equipped with rehabilitation equipment
A student and professor wearing scrubs, mask and gloves use equipment in the operating room.

Fully equipped for success

Professor Michael Smith observes cardiovascular perfusion student Katie Santoro, MHS ’19, on a procedure in the operating suite in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

In keeping with the school’s mission of encouraging lifelong wellness — as well as a work-life balance — the North Haven Campus offers plenty of opportunities for recreation, including outdoor walking trails, a fitness center, and a yoga and meditation room.


Coast-to-coast connections

Our students have the opportunity to work at some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals, health care organizations and research facilities. Our pathology assistant program alone features one year of classroom learning followed by a clinical year at one of approximately 15 partnering institutions, which include the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Yale New Haven Hospital. Our athletic training students also have spent their summers doing a clinical rotation with some of the top college and professional athletic programs in the country.

Many of our other programs have dozens of clinical affiliations in Connecticut and the rest of the Northeast corridor. Students have recently been placed in the following medical centers:    


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
  • Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York
  • Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts


A young man uses a walker and is assisted by a male Quinnipiac student.

Making patients whole

Physical therapy student Steven McCormack ’19 assists patient Scott Scialabba with his treatment at EQUIP Rehabilitation Clinic, a student-run practice for uninsured or underinsured occupational and physical therapy clients.

Community Service

Strengthening the community

The surrounding community becomes an extension of the classroom, as student-led clinics for physical and occupational therapy work with uninsured or underinsured patients throughout Connecticut. 

Some examples include:

  • EQUIP Rehabilitation Clinic: This student-run, pro-bono clinic offers physical and occupational therapy services.
  • The Lions Low Vision Center: Staffed by social work and occupational therapy students and faculty, the center offers evaluation and recommendations for patients with vision impairments.

Student Groups

Strength in numbers

Joining a student organization is an ideal way to boost your skills, get involved, network — and have some fun, too.

Many students volunteer to lead a team at our annual Special Athletics Day that the Physical Therapy Club holds each spring. The group also sponsors massage clinics and wheelchair basketball events throughout the year. You may organize (and run in) a 5K fundraiser for the Student Occupational Therapy Association, which meets every two weeks and has an active mentoring program.

In addition to clubs, there are many ways for health science students to volunteer and make a difference in the community. Some of our physician assistant (PA) students regularly serve meals at homeless shelters, provide oral health training at local health fairs, mentor high school students, and provide medical care to Connecticut’s migrant farm workers.

A half dozen students in green shirts celebrate below an arch that says Defeat ALS, The ALS Association

Walking to defeat ALS

Students participate in the ALS walk at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT.


  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Club 
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Pre-Health Professionals Society
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Physician Assistant Club