School of Health Sciences

Faculty

Professor Kim Hartmann talks with students

Sharing her experience

Kim Hartmann, professor of occupational therapy, teaches occupational therapy students Noel Johnson, left, and Sarah Cullen, to interview patients and create occupational profiles.

Passionate practitioners who will inspire you

Our faculty love what they do — both inside and outside the classroom. Many of your professors are practicing clinicians, and they are equally as excited by educating the next generation as they are by the work they do.

Recognized leaders in the health sciences, they keep up to date with the latest techniques and the ever-evolving health care landscape. They are experts in the traditional and non-traditional applications of their field, and are committed to showing students what is possible, not just in theory, but in practice across the country and the globe. From medical imaging to physical therapy, health sciences faculty lend their expertise to Central American hospitals and archaeological sites from Mexico to Lithuania — and they do it alongside their dedicated and curious students.

Your professors know that their work makes a difference in the lives of many people. They’ll make a profound difference in your life, too.  

By the Numbers

#5


Nationally Recognized

Our physician assistant program is ranked No. 5 — out of 190 nationwide — by U.S. News & World Report.

97.7%


Success Rate

Percent of graduates who are employed or in graduate school 6 months after graduation.

529


A Big Deal

The number of undergrads enrolled in health science studies. It’s our largest undergraduate major.

Programs at a Glance

Preparing you for the future of health care

Quinnipiac’s unique approach combines the best of a liberal arts education with the career-boosting resources of a professional school. Every one of our 20+ programs — from biomedical sciences to cardiovascular profusion to physical therapy — integrates theory, research and practice. The student-centered learning environment is enhanced by: innovative teaching methods; hands-on experience in one of our three on-campus clinics, in the surrounding community and around the world; and unique interprofessional collaboration with students in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine.    

Kaitlin Coyle and Adam Bosley, students in the graduate physician assistant program, volunteer providing medical aid during the Special Olympics summer games.

Spreading joy

Kaitlin Coyle and Adam Bosley, students in the graduate physician assistant program, volunteer providing medical aid during the Special Olympics summer games.

School and Campus Life

Life as a health sciences student

Health science students come together to form a friendly and inclusive community. Many freshmen and sophomores live in traditional residence halls and suites on the Mount Carmel Campus. Juniors and seniors live in modern apartments on the York Hill Campus, which offers picturesque views of New Haven Skyline and Long Island Sound. The ski lodge-inspired Rocky Top Student Center as well as sand-volleyball courts add to the resort vibe of the campus, which is also home to the sports center.

The Flatts, located just down the street from the 150-acre North Haven Campus, is open to all undergraduate students, offering you a comfortable and modern housing option close to your classes. They are also a short walk to and from the library, full-service dining hall, the bookstore, fitness center, and yoga and meditation room. The North Haven Campus boasts beautiful and comfortable student lounges, complete with leather chairs as well as the desks ideal for both relaxing and focusing on studies. 

A shuttle bus service connects all of the campuses. The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is also only a 10-minute car or shuttle ride from the Mount Carmel and York Hill Campuses, as well as nearby Sleeping Giant State Park and downtown New Haven.

Danielle Allan, a first-year student in Quinnipiac's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, leads a full body circuit bootcamp Wednesday, June 1, 2016 on the lawn of Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus.

A peaceful place

Danielle Allan, a first-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, leads a full body circuit bootcamp on our North Haven Campus.

Quinnipiac University students Meghan Keegan (left, wearing plaid top) and Jacqueline Baboulis-Kuhn study together Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus. Both are occupational therapy majors in the School of Health Sciences. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Space to collaborate

Occupational therapy majors Meghan Keegan (left) and Jacqueline Baboulis-Kuhn study together in the Edward and Barbara Netter Library.

Walking under the name Bill's Team, 18 members of the Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALSÆ at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut October 2, 2016. 
(For Quinnipiac University/ Michelle McLoughlin),Walking under the name Bill's Team, 18 members of the Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS® at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut October 2, 2016. 
(For Quinnipiac University/ Michelle McLoughlin),Walking under the name Bill's Team, 18 members of the Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALSÆ at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut October 2, 2016. 
(For Quinnipiac University/ Michelle McLoughlin),Walking under the name Bill's Team, 18 members of the Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS® at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut October 2, 2016. 
(For Quinnipiac University/ Michelle McLoughlin)

Walk this way

Members of the Physical Therapy Club take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS® at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven.

Career Development

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Career Development

A focus on career outcomes — from day one

At Quinnipiac’s School of Health Sciences, career development begins the moment you step foot on our North Haven Campus. Learning scales, and it is never static. Labs and classrooms are interactive and intuitive. Beyond the many tools of your profession, you'll learn how to think and pivot in the fast-paced and often chaotic environments you'll be placed in during clinicals and internships.

Of course, world-class scientists and committed health care practitioners are more than the treatments and procedures they perform, or the technology they utilize on a daily basis. They are compassionate people committed to their communities. That commitment is fostered right here.

We back up our real-world experience with an endless stream of resources, from interview preparation and grad school guidance to clinical placement assistance. With such an impressive and growing list of internship and clinical sites, it’s no surprise that our students are recruited for competitive positions often before they graduate. They enter the field ready to distinguish themselves as leaders, and so will you.

Opportunities for Students


  • Annual career fairs
  • Resume reviews
  • Interview preparation
  • Pre-health advising for students interested in moving on to graduate school
  • Graduate school application guidance
  • Internships
  • Student-run clinics
  • Clinical placements
“The curriculum here is demanding, but the outcome is well worth all the effort when you can have a meaningful impact in someone’s life.”
Luciana Macaluso '17
Occupational therapy graduate

Admissions and Financial Aid

Connect. Apply. Enroll.

We designed our application process to be informative, efficient, and above all, personable. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions and financial aid advisers with any questions or concerns. A major hallmark of the School of Health Sciences is a highly personalized educational experience for its students. We believe that your experience as an applicant should be no different. 

Professor Ramon Gonzales reviews a scan with radiologist assistant student Patricia Landino, seated, and Sheree Rascati, faculty, physician assistant studies.

A quick scan

Professor Ramon Gonzales reviews a scan with radiologist assistant student Patricia Landino, seated, and Sheree Rascati, faculty, physician assistant studies.

Our Work

A powerful network of health care leaders

Our students are providing pro-bono physical and occupational therapy services to uninsured local citizens at a student-run clinic on campus. They’re traveling to Nicaragua and Barbados over winter break to treat diabetic patients and work with needy populations. They earn National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and collaborate with our professors to conduct important research. You can find our award-winning faculty sharing their expertise with the national press, publishing ground-breaking research and even testifying to the United Nations. Our alumni continue to set the gold standard for compassionate and professional health care practitioners around the globe.   

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