Overview

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.

Student Enrollment

Student enrollment


Undergraduate enrollment, Fall 2018

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As of Fall 2018, the School of Health Sciences enrolled 1,891 undergraduate students across 11 programs.

Graduate enrollment, Fall 2018

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As of Fall 2018, the School of Health Sciences enrolled 720 graduate students across 11 programs.

By the Numbers

3.59


Average GPA

1180


Median SAT Score

26


Median ACT Score

Our Faculty

Our faculty

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

Career Development

Career development

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

Career Outcomes

Career outcomes

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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.

Graduate schools

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

Employers

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

Exam


Quinnipiac University


National Average


Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Science

100%

89.3%

Radiologic Assistant

100%

85%

Occupational Therapy*

100%

Not reported

Physical Therapy*

99.2%

98.5%

Physician Assistant

98.1%

95%

Pathologists' Assistant

100%

96.6%

Cardiovascular Perfusion (basic sciences and clinical applications)

100%

83%

Athletic Training

95%

85%

Social Work*

85%

81%

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.

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.

Community Outreach

Community outreach

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. 

See what we’ve been up to out in the community lately: