Office: 103 Hagedorn Hall
Kathleen Gallo, Dean
Holly J. Seirup, Vice Dean
Susan M. Madden, Senior Assistant Dean of Administration and Budget
Nicolle Tumminelli, Assistant Dean of Recruitment and External Relations
The mission of the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services is to educate students in the theory and practices of their specialized area of study, with a strong foundation in the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Through competency-based instruction, field experience and research training, students are educated to become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, policymakers, managers and advocates who promote health equity. Students learn to provide therapeutic and developmental services; prevent, diagnose and treat illness and disabilities; and design, implement, administer and evaluate health promotion programs, policies and systems. Students receive clinical education in approaches that maximize occupational, communicative, biological, psychological, social and interpersonal development across the lifespan. Students are prepared to work in settings that include the home, the school, the clinic, the hospital and other health care facilities, the work place, the government and community agencies. The School of Health Professions and Human Services serves as a community resource by offering continuing education opportunities, promoting collaborative clinical and research initiatives, advocating for underserved populations, and providing services that model best practices.
The School of Health Professions and Human Services offers several undergraduate programs that provide students with excellent preparation for work in health care settings and a foundation for graduate study in education and health-related professions. Programs include study in the liberal arts and sciences to develop analytic skills, encourage critical thinking, and foster personal development and engagement in the world.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science prepares students to study medicine, dentistry, nursing, nutrition and physical therapy, and the Bachelor of Arts is Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences prepares students to enter the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Bachelor of Science in Community Health is designed for students interested in a career in a community or public health setting, or for students who are seeking a health major as preparation for entry into a graduate program.
The Physician Assistant Studies program is designed to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to earn both the BS and the MS, as well as to provide graduate instruction for post-baccalaureate students. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA, Inc.) and is registered by the New York State Education Department.