Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

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A premier education center for Health professionals

Quinnipiac University combines science with practical, in-depth education and teamwork skills in nationally recognized programs, including Athletic Training, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Radiologic Sciences.

Purposefully designed to educate the health care team, state-of-the-art facilities in the Center for Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences feature 29 classrooms, 26 seminar and team study rooms, 24 teaching labs, an operating room suite, a 48-station human anatomy lab, patient exam rooms, a patient simulation suite, and a complete diagnostic imaging suite.

Quinnipiac is recognized for its innovative, in-depth preparation. The Physical Therapy program is a six- or seven-year Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and Occupational Therapy is an entry-level master’s program five and a half years in length. The Physician Assistant program is an entry-level six-year program culminating in a master’s degree. The Athletic Training and Nursing programs are traditional four-year baccalaureate programs, while the Doctor of Medicine is a post-baccalaureate program. 

Quinnipiac’s Pre-medical track and advisement provides the background to meet the academic entrance requirements of professional schools, including chiropractic, dental, medical, osteopathic, and podiatric.

Career advisement, offered within each academic division, is a potent resource that bridges your college experiences with your career aspirations. Quinnipiac co-sponsors internships and clinicals affiliations at more than 1,000 locations. Clinical experiences, field studies, and internships are integral parts of all health-related programs. Quinnipiac maintains affiliations and cooperative arrangements with hospitals, health care agencies, and specialized clinics near the University and around the country.

The Learning Commons provides full tutoring assistance in academic subjects plus workshops to improve study skills, time management, and research methods. 

It's an education that works—our first-time pass rates for certification exams consistently exceed the national average and 94% of our recent alumni were either employed or enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation. 


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One of the country's best institutions for undergraduate business education | Princeton Review

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Best college in the nation for careers with an employment rate of 96.1% over 10 years | Zippia 2021


Among the best national universities in the country | U.S. News & World Report


Top 13% among all 4-year schools nationally for value of education | The Economist and The Brookings Institution


One of America's Top Colleges | Forbes

A Look At Quinnipiac Health Programs

Academic Programs in the Health Professions:  Athletic Training | Athletic Training/Physical Therapy | Diagnostic Medical Sonography | Health Science Studies | Medicine | Nursing | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy | Physician Assistant | Radiologic Sciences

Dual-Degree Programs:
• Athletic Training / Doctor of Physical Therapy (4+3)
• Health Science Studies / Doctor of Physical Therapy (3+3 and 4+3 tracks)
• Health Science Studies / Master of Occupational Therapy (4+1.5)
• Health Science Studies / MHS in Physician Assistant (4+27 months)
• Radiologic Sciences/MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging & Leadership (3+1)

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "I have developed strong relationships with my professors, allowing me to master the material and truly expand my knowledge."

    • Sara Anoushian '21, '24
      Health Science Studies/Doctor of Physical Therapy