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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.

Total Enrollment Fall 2020

As of Fall 2020, the School of Health Sciences enrolled 1,672 undergraduate students across 12 programs. In addition, 735 students were enrolled across 11 graduate programs.

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,672 Students

  • Athletic Training: 59
  • Athletic Training / Physical Therapy: 98
  • Biomedical Sciences: 124
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: 55
  • Health Science Studies: 485
  • Health Science Studies (online): 54
  • Health Science Studies undeclared: 24
  • Health Sciences / Occupational Therapy: 326
  • Health Sciences / Physical Therapy: 246
  • Health Sciences / Physician Assistant: 124
  • Microbiology & Immunology: 10
  • Radiologic Sciences: 67

By the Numbers

3.62 Average GPA

1189 Median SAT Score

26 Median ACT Score


  • 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

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

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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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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

98% Success Rate

According to data collected in 2020, the School of Health Sciences has a success rate of 98% with an 81% knowledge rate. 23% of graduates are employed, and 75% of graduates currently attend graduate school.

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.

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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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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