2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

School of Health Sciences

Summer McGee, Ph.D., Dean
Renee Prajer, RDH, M.S., Assistant Dean



The School of Health Sciences (SHS) at the University of New Haven is a regional destination and nationally recognized provider of quality health professions education.  The School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven prepares students to develop the competencies necessary to be a successful healthcare professional in the 21st century. The signature of a University of New Haven School of Health Sciences education is our commitment to competency-based education assessed through hands-on learning experiences in simulated and real-world healthcare settings.  Students learn and grow through health career exploration, interprofessional education, and hands-on experiences. Our curriculum is focused upon healthcare innovation, systems thinking, and using evidence-based approaches to solve today’s biggest challenges in healthcare which gives students the tools to succeed in today’s complex healthcare environment.



The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to deliver innovative, interdisciplinary healthcare education in health sciences and allied health professions to prepare students to succeed in 21st century healthcare organizations.


The vision of the School of Health Sciences is to become a regionally and nationally recognized leader in health professions education with quality faculty, innovative coursework, strong industry partnerships, and successful graduates.

Organizational Structure

The School of Health Sciences consists of three operational units as follows:

  • The Department of Allied Health
  • The Department of Health Administration and Policy
  • The Department of Nutrition Sciences

Professional Accreditation

The BS in Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) (https://www.ada.org/en/coda)

The BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship Program are both accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASCEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend).

The MS in Healthcare Administration Program is currently in the self-study phase for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) (https://www.cahme.org.)