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Ashley Thomas, Megan O’Brien and Matthew Harrington doing an oral presentation at CREATE.
Phi Theta Delta Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2017 (left to right): Dr. Amy Bataille, Alejandro Tobon, Brian Frankovitch, Matthew Harrington, Emmanuel Caicedo, Amanda Eakin, Taylor Goodhue, and Dr. Yaw Nsiah.
The officers of the Pre-Health Society: (from left to right) Emma Green, Matthew Harrington, Brian Frankovitch, Amanda Eakin and Elizabeth Delbuono.
2017 Phi Theta Delta Honor Society Inductees.
Bryan Frankovitch participating in the Health Science Global Field Internship in Ghana, Africa.
Health Sciences students learning clinical techniques in our Introduction to Health Sciences Laboratory.
Health Sciences Awards Ceremony 2017 – Dr. Barbara Porebska and award recipient Ryan Pomroy.
Pre-Health Society trip to the Bodies Exhibit in New York City

 

Department Office
Department Chair:
Dr. Yaw Nsiah
Science Building Rm. 131A
phone number(860) 465-4524
fax number(860) 465-0395
University Assistant:
Rita Kornblum
Science Building Rm. 131
phone number(860) 465-5045
fax number(860) 465-0395

 

Mission: To provide outstanding experiential education to future health professionals to empower them to address current issues in health through education, service, advocacy, research, and cutting edge scholarly activities.

Vision: To improve health outcomes through education and empowerment of emerging health professionals.

The objective of the Health Sciences program is to train scientists and health specialists through a combination of coursework and experiential learning, such as internships, independent studies, and faculty-directed research. Our course requirements are designed to prepare students for entrance into graduate programs and professional health programs in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, nursing, and physician assistant. We also provide students with practical skills that can qualify them for entry-level positions in biological sciences and health-related occupations.

The Health Sciences Major consists of three concentrations: Public Health, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Physical Therapy. The major curriculum consists of a common core group of courses followed by specific course work in an area of concentration for a total of 46-61 credits. Each of these concentrations incorporates various supporting courses such as chemistry, mathematics, health and physical education, sociology, health informatics, healthcare management and psychology, that prepare students for careers in that particular field of health.

Our department is located in Science Building where we have access to state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and equipment. Our departmental office also provides students with resources regarding career advisement, student involvement, community engagement, and leadership development.