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School of Health Sciences

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences!

Collaborate with us in your development of spirit, mind, and body to be the best health professional and world citizen you can be. Have you heard about our fabulous new Health Sciences Center to open in 2023? Check out the links below to explore what we have in store!

In the School of Health Sciences, we join forces locally and globally to advance health-related education, service, research, outreach, and leadership. Our work reflects the Humanics philosophy of Springfield College: education of the whole person for leadership in service to others. Consider our world-class undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, and Health Science, plus our minors in Public Health and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

No matter what your major is, take advantage of career-enriching opportunities with our undergraduate and graduate certificates in Gerontology, and undergraduate certificate program in Speech-Language Pathology. Also, be sure to check out opportunities for Emergency Medical Technician and related certifications, open to all Springfield College students.

Stay tuned for exciting emerging opportunities, including a graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education for Health and Medical Professionals, a clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD), and a Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc) degree program for Physician Assistants.

Opportunities abound, locally and globally, for clinical engagement in our health disciplines.  Come learn about the life-changing opportunities to engage in interprofessional global health experiences in underserved communities in the United States, Haiti, Trinidad and Tabago, China, and Malaysia.  

Engage in truly interprofessional practice from master clinicians in diverse fields. Take advantage of clinical practice opportunities throughout the country. Consider a special intergenerational living arrangement through our Students in Residence Program in a world-class retirement community right on our campus.

We welcome you to explore the web sites of our four departments: Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies.


Dean Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Coming 2023

The New Health Sciences Center at Springfield College

The new Springfield College Health Sciences Center will empower transformative approaches to education, career enhancement, service, research, and leadership in healthcare. The Center will build on the success of the School of Health Sciences, and ensure its standing as the leading choice for the finest students, faculty, and staff.

An architect's rendering of the health science center at Springfield College

Ernest Health Scholarships in the Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences is pleased to offer $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students admitted to any program in the School, with the aim of enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the School, and in the health sciences professions. Scholarships may be renewed each year for up to three years. Continued funding is contingent on the student’s good standing in terms of academic performance and the student code of conduct. Consistent with priorities in the School and College, applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. 

Students admitted to programs in the School of Health Sciences will receive an application for the Ernest Health Scholarship with their acceptance letter.

For students entering in the Spring term, the application deadline is 12/1. 
For students entering in the Summer and Fall terms, the application deadline is 4/1.
To be considered for review, complete applications must be received by the deadlines above.


Communication Sciences and Disorders Major | Minor

Health Science Major | Minor

Occupational Therapy Major | Master's Program

Physical Therapy Major | Doctoral Program

Physician Assistant Studies Major | Master's Program

Public Health Major | Minor


Occupational Therapy (Master's Degree) Master's Program

Physical Therapy (Doctoral Program) Doctoral Program

Physician Assistant Studies (Master's Degree) Master's Program


Gerontology Undergraduate | Graduate

Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate