A Premier Education Center for Health Professionals
Quinnipiac University’s accessible and engaged faculty prepare students for the ever-changing 21st-century workplace and a world where cultural diversity, lifelong learning, and civic involvement are valued. We provide an educational experience that combines the closeness of a small college with the opportunities of a large university.
U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Colleges” (2020) places Quinnipiac among the “Best National Universities” in the United States. We are also recognized in The Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020.
We combine science; practical, in-depth education; and teamwork skills in nationally recognized programs, including Physical and Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, and the natural sciences.
We’re on the journey with you to develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your goals. The School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing have graduated health professionals in nearly every field who work in hospitals, clinics, corporations, and organizations across the country. The methods of teaching and learning are creative and thorough. In every class, your professors will take a personal interest in you and help you think critically and clearly.
Geared toward educating the healthcare “team,” the state-of-the-art facilities in the Center for Medicine, Nursing, and 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 SimMan suite, and a complete diagnostic imaging suite.
Clinical experiences, field studies, and internships are integral parts of all health care programs. Quinnipiac maintains affiliations and cooperative arrangements with hospitals, healthcare agencies, and specialized clinics both near the University and at sites in other parts of the country.
Quinnipiac is especially recognized for innovative, in-depth preparation. The Physical Therapy program is a six- or seven-year Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and Occupational Therapy is a five-and-a-half-year entry-level master’s program. The Physician Assistant program is a freshman entry-level six-year program culminating in a master’s degree.
Quinnipiac’s Pre-med advisement gives you the background to meet the academic entrance requirements of professional schools, including Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine, Osteopathy, Podiatry, and Veterinary.
It is an education that works. In a survey of a recent Quinnipiac class taken six months after graduation, 97% of respondents were either employed or in graduate school full-time.
Advising now and for the future
College-level academics can be demanding, but Quinnipiac is a learning community. The Learning Commons provides full tutoring assistance in academic subjects, plus workshops to improve your study skills, time management, and research techniques. Tutors are upperclass students who are certified in those subjects.
Our Integrated Advising Center caters to the lifespan of students and alumni. Career advisement in each of the schools bridges your college experiences with your career expectations. During your Quinnipiac years, your academic advisor helps you meet graduation requirements and monitors your progress. Internships and clinical work often lead to full-time employment after you earn your degree.
Three settings, one University
Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel campus has academic, residential, and recreational facilities for all students.The nearby York Hill campus is home to the People’s United Sports Center; Rocky Top, a lodge-like student center; and housing for most juniors and seniors.
Just four miles away, the NorthHaven campus has classrooms and state-of-the-art labs for graduate and professional courses in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiologist Assistant, Education, Medicine, and Law.
“Occupational Therapy preparation at Quinnipiac offered many pre-clinical experiences to help me observe my major before my junior year. Classes went in-depth in documentation with a wide base of theory. I participated in three different types of clinical experiences: psychiatric, physical disability, and outpatient rehabilitation in Palm Gardens, Florida. I was employed within a month of graduation. I returned to Quinnipiac after 10 years as an OT and completed the Physician Assistant MHS degree in 2014!”
— Robert Franceskino ’02, ’14