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School of Health Sciences Quick Facts

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.

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.

Incoming First-Year Students By the Numbers

3.65 Average GPA

The average GPA for the Class of 2026.

1216 Median SAT Score

The median SAT score for the Class of 2026.

Total Enrollment Fall 2022

As of Fall 2022, the School of Health Sciences enrolled 1,379 undergraduate students across 11 programs. In addition, 734 students were enrolled across 11 graduate programs.

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,379 students

  • Athletic Training: 83
  • Biomedical Sciences: 95
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: 42
  • Health Science Studies: 426
  • Health Science Studies (online): 29
  • Health Science Studies Undeclared: 29
  • Health Sciences / Physical Therapy: 228
  • Health Sciences / Occupational Therapy: 262
  • Health Sciences / Physician Assistant: 99
  • Radiologic Sciences: 70
  • Microbiology & Immunology: 16

2020 First-Time License/Certification Pass Rates

Exam Quinnipiac University National Average
Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Science 96.4% 89%
Radiologic Assistant 100% 84.6%
Occupational Therapy 100% 98%
PT - DPT* 100% 98%
Physician Assistant 98% 93%
Pathologists' Assistant 95.7% 97.9%
Cardiovascular Perfusion (basic sciences) 100% 97%
Cardiovascular Perfusion (clinical applications) 100% 95%
Athletic Training 100% 77.8%
Social Work 70% 74%

Note: Fall 2020 SHS Pass Rates are based on Class of 2019, graduating during 2018-2019.

*See CAPTE for specific reporting criteria by discipline.

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.

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  • 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 – Accreditation 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

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 manikins 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
  • 2 simulated operating rooms
  • Motion Analysis and Biomechanics Lab, as well as an athletic training facility
  • Standardized Patient Assessment Center

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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.

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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.

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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.

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