The School of Health Sciences prepares students to tackle all 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.
Undergraduate enrollment, Fall 2018
As of Fall 2018, the School of Health Sciences enrolled 1,891 undergraduate students across 11 programs.
Graduate enrollment, Fall 2018
As of Fall 2018, the School of Health Sciences enrolled 720 graduate students across 11 programs.
By the Numbers
- Athletic Training program – Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- Cardiovascular Perfusion program – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Master of Social Work program – Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Occupational Therapy program – Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
- Pathologists’ Assistant program – National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
- Physician Assistant program – Accreditiation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
- Physical Therapy program – Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Radiologic Sciences program – Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- Radiologist Assistant program is formally recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Quinnipiac’s School of Health Sciences professors are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. While passionate scholars and accomplished in their own fields, teaching is the number one priority. Small class sizes, accessible professors and a close-knit community create the kind of supporting, enriching environment that is rare. We are personally invested in seeking ways to help our students develop into strong, certified, leading professionals.
Technology & Facilities
Technology and facilities
The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and our Mount Carmel Campus feature first-rate facilities and equipment including:
- A model apartment where students learn how to help patients manage daily tasks
- 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
- Physical therapy and occupational therapy labs that are fully equipped with rehabilitation equipment
- Two simulated operating rooms
- Motion Analysis and Biomechanics Lab, as well as an athletic training facility
- Standardized Patient Assessment Center
Our faculty members and Career Development Office work extensively to boost your confidence, help you gain new skills and make the vital connections you need to thrive in today’s quickly evolving health care marketplace. The assistant dean for career development is available for assistance, whether you want to explore different health care fields or brush up on interview techniques.
The services we offer include:
- General career exploration
- Resume & cover letter writing
- Job search resources
- Networking guidance
- Interview preparation
- Offer negotiation
- Assistance exploring graduate school
According to data collected in 2018, the School of Health Sciences has a success rate of 99%, with 20% of graduates employed and 79% of graduates currently attending graduate school.
Our graduates are pursuing advanced degrees at prestigious universities such as:
- Binghamton University
- Boston University
- Columbia University
- Drexel University
- Fordham University
- MGH Institute of Health Professions
- Northeastern University
- Quinnipiac University
- Rutgers University
- Sacred Heart University
- Seton Hall University
- Syracuse University
- Yale University
Our recent graduates are pursuing careers at top companies such as:
- Bristol-Myers Squibb - Bioprocess Associate
- Cedars-Sinai - Clinical Research Associate
- CVS Pharmacy - Pharmacy Technician Specialist
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Admissions
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Clinical Research Coordinator
- Orthopedic Associates of Hartford – Orthopedic Technician
- Peak Performance PT – Physical Therapy Aide
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center - Sonographer
- Washington State University – Athletic Trainer
- Yale New Haven Hospital – Radiologic Technologist
2018 First-Time License/Certification Pass Rates
Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Science
Cardiovascular Perfusion (basic sciences and clinical applications)
Note: Fall 2018 SHS Pass Rates are based on Class of 2017, graduating during 2016-2017.
* See NBCOT, CAPTE and ASWB for specific reporting criteria by discipline.
Academic Programs & Classes
Academic programs & classes
- Dual-Degree BS in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy (4+3)
- Dual-Degree BS in Health Science Studies/Doctor of Physical Therapy (3+3 and 4+3 tracks)
- Dual-Degree BS in Health Science Studies/Master of Occupational Therapy (4+1.5)
- Dual-Degree BS in Health Science Studies/MHS in Physician Assistant (4+27 months)
- Accelerated Dual-Degree BS in Health Science Studies/Master of Social Work (3+2)
- Dual-Degree BS/MHS in Biomedical Sciences (4+1)
- Dual-Degree BS in Radiologic Sciences/MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership (3+1)
Master of Health Science (MHS)
Master of Social Work
Institutes & Centers
Institutes and centers
Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education
The Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education offers students from all health care disciplines unique opportunities to learn and practice together as members of integrated patient care teams. Resources in CIHE develop the team-based skills and multidisciplinary perspective necessary to handle the growing clinical and ethical complexities of today’s health care landscape.
From improving the socialization and quality of life of residents at a local assisted living facility to creating an annual program that assists children with disabilities to learn how to ski, our impact stretches far beyond our North Haven Campus.
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