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Health & Medicine Profile

Pride and Purpose

At Hofstra University students live, work, and study on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that is only a short commute from New York City. Our 240-acre campus is lush, green, and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and outstanding facilities just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity the New York metropolitan region has to offer.

Best of both worlds
With the top-notch resources and wide-ranging programs of a large university and the sense of community and personal attention of a small college, Hofstra is a great place for students who are looking for a traditional campus experience without sacrificing the networking opportunities, internship experiences, and cultural offerings of a bustling metropolis.

At Hofstra you will have endless opportunities for experiential learning, on and off campus. Opportunities are available to conduct research with distinguished professors; intern with top-tier companies in finance or media, in the state Legislature or Congress; and work in our cutting-edge facilities such as the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room or WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, which was named the top college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review.

Our hard-working, ambitious students are taught by Guggenheim Fellows and Fulbright Scholars; Emmy Award recipients; prize-winning scientists; leaders in business, education, and the health sciences; and knowledgeable and insightful thinkers. Our 1,157 faculty members (of which 498 are full time) are leading educators and experts dedicated to providing the foundation and tools you need to succeed. And 92% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.  

Internationally recognized
Hofstra is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities, has been recognized with 25 academic and professional accreditations in disciplines, and is one of only three New York regional universities with colleges of law, medicine, and engineering. We inspire students to explore their interests, discover their strengths, and find their purpose through career-enhancing, life-changing experiences.  

Hofstra was selected as host of two U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012), and was also named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education and Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary commitment to service and civic engagement on and off campus. 

Health programs—one meant just for you
As a Hofstra student, you can choose from over 140 undergraduate program options, approximately 160 graduate program options, and over 100 dual-degree programs. In addition to courses offered through the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, the School of Health Professions and Human Services offers programs in athletic training, exercise science, occupational therapy, sports science, community health, health science, health administration, public health, counseling and mental health professions, and speech-language pathology and audiology.

An interdisciplinary environment where students learn to provide therapeutic and developmental services; prevent, diagnose, and treat illness and disabilities; and design, implement, administer, and evaluate health promotion programs, policies, and systems prepares students for careers in health care settings and to receive a solid foundation for graduate study in education and health-related professions.  

The School of Education—which is fully accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council—places a high priority on the liberal arts education of undergraduate students and the preparation of reflective teachers and highly skilled practitioners. Degree programs offered through the School of Education include the B.S.Ed. in Physical Education, the B.S. in Health Education, and a Dual B.S./M.S. and Dual Certification in Health and Physical Education.

Find out more
Hofstra offers the resources of a world-class university with the atmosphere and personal attention of a small college. What’s more, your education at Hofstra will be supported by practical experience with real-world equipment, resources, and internship opportunities—a combination of knowledge and skills that will take you from a career-minded student to career-ready professional.  

Discover all that Hofstra has to offer at hofstra.edu/about.