Betsy Francis-Connolly, Ph.D., Dean
Yanice Méndez-Fernández , Ph.D., MPH, Associate 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 on 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 School of Health Sciences’ mission is to educate competent, caring health professionals by delivering innovative, interdisciplinary healthcare education and services.
The School of Health Sciences aims to become a regionally and nationally recognized provider of health education and services at the forefront of health professional education for the 21st century.
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
The A.S. in Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) (https://www.ada.org/en/coda).
The A.S./B.S. in Paramedicine is offered in conjunction with Yale New Haven Hospital who is accredited by the Commission on Education of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (https://www.caahep.org\).
The B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship Program are both accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASCEND) the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend).
The B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science program is currently applying for accreditation with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The program is in the preliminary stages of the application, and must receive “serious applicant” status for students to be eligible for certification exams.
The Master of Healthcare Administration Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) (https://www.cahme.org).
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program is pursuing the initial stages of accreditation application process with the Council on Education for Public Health (https://www.ceph.org).