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School of Health Sciences

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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 that opened 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, India, Trinidad and Tabago, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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.


Brooke Hallowell, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Dean, School of Health Sciences

The New Health Sciences Center at Springfield College

The new Springfield College Health Sciences Center empowers transformative approaches to education, career enhancement, service, research, and leadership in healthcare. The Center builds 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

Accreditation for School of Health Sciences Programs

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Physical Therapy

The physical therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Physician Assistant

The physician assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

The rehabilitation and disability studies program is certified as a member program of the CORE Undergraduate Registry.

Rehabilitation Counseling and Services

The rehabilitation counseling and services program is accredited by Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).