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Health & Medicine Profile

Educating for Life!

D’Youville College has been growing and attracting students from all over the world for more than a century and is now considered to be playing a leadership role in areas of professional health training. D’Youville offers students a unique range of innovative programs with a commitment to making education affordable and providing students with an active, rewarding campus life. D’Youville has been ranked a top college in New York State for return on investment.

Unique five-year dual-degree programs
Students interested in pursuing careers in dietetics, physician assistant, or occupational therapy can complete a five-year dual-degree sequence and graduate with a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree. These majors are all direct-entry programs in which accepted students never have to reapply or requalify for upper-level courses. Additionally, students in the fifth year of master’s work continue to pay affordable undergraduate tuition and are not required to submit standardized test scores such as the GRE. Degree completion also allows students to qualify for their particular licensing examinations.

With our five-year coordinated program, you’ll earn a combined B.S./M.S. in Dietetics. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and offers both the training and supervised practical experience required to sit for the national registration exam after graduation.

A wide variety of career opportunities are available in hospitals, private consulting practices, universities and school systems, public health agencies, contract food service companies, food manufacturing companies, health clubs, and more. Your combined B.S./M.S. will give you the advantage needed to command today’s top salaries.

Health Analytics
When you major in health analytics at D’Youville College, you’ll get the skills and knowledge you need to join the fast-growing field of “big data.” A Bachelor of Science in Health Analytics prepares you to solve real-life problems using complex data and gives you the tools to identify patterns in health, gain insight into utilization of health services, and effectively communicate those findings to help doctors and health administrators make better decisions about their patients and health care delivery.

When you graduate from D’Youville, you’ll have learned to collect, manage, and draw conclusions from vast amounts of health information that can be used to identify ways to lower costs and improve care, as well as establish connections between health care experiences and patient outcomes.

In today’s world, the ability to analyze data is becoming more and more critical, and its importance in health care is growing. Insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care institutions all need people with the skills necessary to analyze data. A degree in health analytics from D’Youville will prepare you well to join this booming field. Whether your interest in health care is high touch (health care provider) or high tech (health analytics), D’Youville has a program for you.

Doctor of Chiropractic
D’Youville’s seven-year, two-degree, accredited Doctor of Chiropractic Program offers students an in-depth understanding of the distinctive philosophy, principles, theories, and skills of the art and science of chiropractics.

The program consists of two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic. Qualified freshman applicants will be directly admitted to the program and enjoy the benefit of never having to reapply for any future phase of the program as they work toward degree completion. Internships and externships give students valuable hands-on experience with one-on-one private-practice preceptors as they observe and treat a wide variety of patients and conditions. As part of their internship training, D’Youville students have use of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), a 550-bed, university-based teaching hospital located a short drive from the College campus.

D’Youville’s chiropractic course work meets the rigorous standards set by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for chiropractic training. It also properly prepares the chiropractic graduate for successful completion of both the state and national licensing examinations. Best of all, students enrolled in chiropractic studies pay undergraduate tuition for the entire seven-year length of the program. So, if the profession of chiropractics is in your future, look to D’Youville College for the education and training you’ll need to achieve your goal.

New York State’s longest-existing B.S.N. degree program was established in 1942 at D’Youville College and is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. D’Youville’s Nursing Program has graduated more than 6,000 men and women in the field of nursing. Nursing majors can choose to specialize in community health or hospital nursing, long-term care, entrepreneurial roles for nurses, or graduate study preparation.

The College offers a 50% tuition discount for the R.N. to B.S.N. online program.

Occupational Therapy
Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, D’Youville’s five-year bachelor’s and master’s degree program in occupational therapy will teach you the therapeutic use of human activities such as self-care as well as work and leisure to remedy dysfunction and prevent further disability.

With a high passing rate on O.T. certification exams, a 100% employment rate after graduation, and the demand for occupational therapists growing at a rate of 2,000 new jobs each year, your career prospects are excellent with a D’Youville O.T. degree.

Physical Therapy
With physical therapy ranking as one of today’s top 15 career fields, the P.T. program at D’Youville has become one of our most popular. In response to the American Physical Therapy Association’s recommendation that all physical therapists be trained at a graduate level, we designed a unique six-year program that leads to a bachelor’s in health services, exercise and sports studies, or biology and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

You’ll find a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, mental health clinics, home care, neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics, school settings, long-term care, education, and research.

Physician Assistant
As a licensed physician assistant, you’ll work under the supervision of a licensed physician to conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, provide counsel on preventative health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions (in most states).

With D’Youville’s comprehensive 150-credit-hour program, you’ll receive your bachelor’s/master’s in five years. During the 52-week clinical training phase, you’ll rotate through eight medical and surgical disciplines in hospitals, HMOs, private physician offices, and extended care facilities.

D’Youville’s School Of Pharmacy emphasizes student-centered learning and patient-centered care with an emphasis on producing competent and compassionate pharmacists. The School of Pharmacy, established in 2010, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. At D’Youville, you’re assured a spot in the class if you qualify for our unique Early Assurance Program. This is important, as you will not have to worry about getting into the class while you complete your pre-professional requirements.

Health Services Management
The health services management (B.S.) program allows students to enter the medical profession in one of two tracks: the service track, working in the functions of delivering health care, or the science track, studying advanced sciences and providing options for entry into careers in hospitals, HMOs, and community organizations.




College: A private, independent, coeducational institution of higher learning founded in 1908

Location: Buffalo, New York

Enrollment: 3,000

Student-faculty ratio: 12:1

Athletics: NCAA Division III

Undergraduate placement rate: 96%

Tuition: $23,900 undergraduate and dual-degree programs

Room and board: $11,180

Financial aid: Students receive financial assistance from merit scholarships in addition to need-based aid.

Faculty: No teaching assistants

Degrees in Detail
Bachelor’s and Dual Degrees
• Accounting
• Accounting (five-year B.S.+M.S. in International Business)
• Biology (B.A. and B.S. programs)
• Business Management
• Chemistry
• Chiropractic (seven-year B.S.+D.C.)
• Dietetics (five-year B.S./M.S. coordinated program)
• Education (five-year B.A.+M.S.)
- Childhood (Grades 1–6)
• English
- Literature Concentration
- Writing Concentration
• Exercise and Sports Studies
• Global Studies
• Health Analytics
• Health Services Management
• History
• International Business (five-year B.S.+M.S.)
• Mathematics
• Nursing
- Nursing B.S.N.
- R.N. to B.S.N. (two-year online program)
• Occupational Therapy Program (five-year B.S.+M.S.)
• Pharmacy (2+4 Pharm.D.)
• Philosophy
• Physical Therapy (six-year sequential B.S.+D.P.T.)
• Physician Assistant (four-and-a-half-year B.S.+M.S.)
• Pre-professional
- Pre-dental
- Pre-law
- Pre-medical
- Pre-veterinary
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Sociology
• Special Education
• Undecided
- Career Discovery Program

Master’s Degrees
• Childhood Education
• Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health Nursing
• Dietetics
• Family Nurse Practitioner (master’s degree or post-master’s certificate)
• Health Services Administration
• International Business
• Occupational Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Special Education

Advanced Certificate Programs
• Clinical Research Associate
• Health Services Administration
• Long-term Care Administration
• Nursing and Health-Related Professional Education

Doctorate Programs
• Chiropractic
• Educational Leadership
• Health Administration
• Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy