School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences delivers innovative and interdisciplinary allied health and health sciences education that draws on the distinctive identity of the University of New Haven and its partnerships with hospitals and other healthcare institutions across Connecticut and New England.

Healthcare Innovation Is Here

The University of New Haven’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) is one of the most progressive health sciences schools in the United States for its approach to integrating all health professionals – from technicians to physicians – in an interdisciplinary, interprofessional educational experience focused on public health, ethics, and health technology.

Students develop the competencies necessary to be a successful healthcare professional in the 21st century through hands-on experiences and a curriculum focused on healthcare innovation, systems thinking, and using evidence-based approaches to solve today’s biggest challenges in healthcare.

The School of Health Sciences includes the Departments of Allied Health, Nutrition Sciences, and Health Administration and Policy, as well as the University’s programs in dental hygiene, healthcare administration, health sciences, and nutrition and dietetics. SHS also plans to launch 10 new academic programs over the next decade.

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven. Our school has a wide range of programs and opportunities to prepare you for the health sciences career you want. Our programs are unique among other Colleges and Schools in the region because:

  • We have programs that are accredited with the highest standards in the fields of Dental Hygiene, Nutrition and Dietetics, Healthcare Administration and more. We have internationally recognized faculty who conduct student-focused research, teach engaging and up to the minute courses, and who support students as academic advisors and mentors.
  • We focus on hands-on learning in all of our health science programs. Every major requires an internship, capstone course or both in order to graduate ensuring you have the real-world experience you need to compete in the 21st century healthcare workforce.
  • We are located just 5 minutes away by car from the largest health system in the state of Connecticut and the Veterans Administration Medical Center is walking distance from our campus giving you unparalleled access to healthcare facilities and preceptors.
  • We have faculty and alumni who work in every major health system in the state of Connecticut as well as multiple hospitals and health systems in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.

All of these aspects combine to offer you an unparalleled opportunity to receive the highest quality training in health sciences. Welcome to the School of Health Sciences!


signatureSummer J. McGee, Ph.D., CPH
Dean, School of Health Sciences

A Focus on Population Health and Prevention

Given the current trends and drivers in healthcare, a focus on population health and prevention is essential to transforming our healthcare delivery system. This transformation, we believe, begins with healthcare providers shifting their focus to keeping patients healthy as opposed to curing their illnesses. This is our guiding principle.

Our focus on digital health and health technology stems from our belief that technology will create efficiencies and improved experiences for patients. A quarter of the faculty members in the School of Health Sciences are trained in ethics and philosophy, making us uniquely suited to educate health professionals who are not only competent but caring, ethical providers.

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The Difference
  • Encouraging Exploration

    Students are encouraged to explore the wide range of health professions available at the University of New Haven throughout their first year and use our Health Sciences Simulation Facility to gain early exposure to clinical settings and practices.

  • Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving

    The future of healthcare is filled with challenges that healthcare professionals will be asked to solve. Our core curriculum provides students with the courses and experiences necessary to build the tools they need to develop solutions for our complex healthcare system.

  • Hands-On Learning

    Every program in the School of Health Sciences requires you to get at least one hands-on experience outside the classroom prior to graduation. We achieve this internships, study abroad programs, practica, clinical rotations, and faculty-mentored research projects.

  • Focus on Outcomes

    Our faculty and staff are focused on ensuring that students achieve their post-graduation goals, whether it be graduate school, new employment, certification, or career advancement. Our graduates have high board passage rates, post-graduate employment rates, and ongoing success throughout their careers.

  • Quality Facilities and Partnerships

    The School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven provides students with stellar practice and learning opportunities through its on-campus facilities and partner institutions.

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to train competent, caring health professionals by delivering innovative and interdisciplinary healthcare education and services that are student-centered and focused on excellence, with a global reach.

Find Your Passion

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Accreditation and Awards
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Nationally Recognized

The School of Health Sciences is accredited by some of the leading organizations in the field and has been acknowledged for its commitment to providing a world-class educational experience.

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Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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We have our finger on the pulse of healthcare industry trends.

Our advisory board is comprised of leaders from some of the largest healthcare systems and corporations in the U.S.

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Pre-Health Professions Scholars Program

The Pre-Health Professions (PHP) Scholars Program at the University of New Haven provides undergraduate students with a rigorous four-year experience that will help guide them to the right health professions career or graduate program.

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