Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

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Preparing compassionate healthcare providers

Become a health innovator
Whatever your path, the School of Health Professions at Saint Joseph's University offers a wide range of opportunities to help you reach your goals. Our programs feature a rigorous, established curriculum paired with the Jesuit, liberal arts core, as well as accelerated models for undergraduate students who want to pursue advanced careers in occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant studies.  Our School is also home to the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America.

Hands-on approach
As a student in the School of Health Professions, you'll use state-of-the-art tools in a nurturing environment that supports your passions and gain experience in real-world settings, like Philadelphia's world-class medical centers and research facilities. You'll also benefit from expert practitioner faculty in your field of study, providing you with unparalleled mentorship and opportunities for groundbreaking research. You'll leave here ready to innovate and lead the future of healthcare.

Experiential Learning
At Saint Joseph's, you'll not only have the opportunity to interface with healthcare organizations during your studies but also work collaboratively with students and faculty outside of your discipline. You'll also make an impact by participating in community service such as our on-campus, pro-bono clinic, which provides free PT and OT services to the West Philadelphia community.



#4 in Best Colleges for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


#11 in Most Innovative Schools | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


#22 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Top undergraduate programs in business including insurance (#6) and business intelligence and analytics (#11) | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Featured in The Best 385 Colleges (for the fifth consecutive year) | The Princeton Review

Facts & Rankings

• Saint Joseph’s School of Health Professions provides the foundation for some of U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2022 including physician assistant (#3), physical therapist (#28), and occupational therapist (#31).

• Top employers of SHP graduates include GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, MossRehab, Johnson & Johnson, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

• Students have access to a wide range of clinical and practice sites, including 400+ affiliated practice sites for PharmD students and 350+ clinical sites for PT students.

• Located in University City, right in the heart of the health science industry and surrounded by more than 250 medical facilities.

• Offers three accelerated pathways to professional degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and pharmacy for incoming first-year students through our direct entry programs.

• 100+ labs for hands-on research as early as your first year.
• 800+ life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the Greater Philadelphia area.
• 750+ clinical and practice sites for students in our professional health programs.
• 3 direct-entry, accelerated professional degree programs for incoming first-year and transfer students. 

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