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education, nursing and health professions

committed to well-being. ready to make a difference.

the college of education, nursing and health professions prepares you to become an ethical, well-rounded professional in careers that help people live healthy and fulfilling lives.

our customized curriculum will prepare you for a wide range of careers and post-baccalaureate programs in the education and health professions. because clinical experience is included in all our programs, you will be actively involved in your field well before graduation.

discover how your passion for making a difference can become a reality at enhp.


undergraduate programs

education student with child
our education students get classroom experience beginning in their first semester.

real-world experience starts early

you’ll get a head start on your career in our undergraduate programs. most have hands-on experience early in your program, helping you build your skills – and your resume. our faculty can advise you on clinical placements and student teaching experiences that meet your career goals.

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graduate programs

Physical therapy students in class
graduates of our doctor of physical therapy program have 100% job placement within 12 months of graduation.

graduate education with a professional focus

take your career to the next level with our master’s and doctoral programs. our alumni have advanced to leadership positions in school administration, higher education, and health care organizations. whether online or on-ground, our programs will help you grow personally and professionally.

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career ready

the federal bureau of labor statistics projects millions of new health care and education jobs in the coming five years.

enhp makes sure you’re career ready by providing you with real-world experience—as a teacher or health care professional—throughout your uhart career.

students in action

New building

new academic building

opening in fall 2021, our new 60,00-square foot academic building will house state-of-the-art labs and learning spaces for growing programs in the college of enhp. spaces include nursing simulation suites, motion analysis lab, human performance lab, occupational therapy skills lab, and physical therapy labs.

meet our people

karen griffiths

assistant professor of respiratory care

when covid-19 suspended clinical training in area hospitals earlier this year, griffiths had to get creative with clinical education. she worked with the american lung association to set up a virtual support group for patients with chronic lung disease called the "better breathers club." her respiratory students gained experience working with patients in the weekly support group, presenting educational sessions.

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meet our people

josh breighner

doctor of physical therapy program

josh breighner '20 has developed the water strider, a device that allows children with cerebral palsy to play independently in the pool, as part of a research project with faculty members sandra saavedra and donna snowdon. tests of the water strider have been so successful that josh and the university have filed a patent application for it and hope to make it commercially available.

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meet our people

kieu-my nguyen

health sciences pre-professional

kieu-my nguyen '20 is heading to medical school at the university of new england college of osteopathic medicine. as a student in uhart's honors program, she conducted research into concussion management practices and turned the research into a presentation to educate other students.

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meet our people

mikayla pascucci

special education

mikayla pascucci '18, m'20 is a special education teacher at the reggio magnet school of the arts in avon, conn. she has conducted research with uhart faculty on incorporating arts into stem education and has presented her work at national conferences. mikayla also used the skills she learned in her special education classes to serve as a job coach for her childhood friend jamie roland, who has down syndrome.

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meet our people

mikaela nelson

bs/ms in prosthetics and orthotics

mikaela nelson '19, a graduate of our combined bs/ms program in prosthetics and orthotics, creates custom dolls with prostheses for children who have artificial limbs. she believes that all children should be able to play with dolls that look like them.

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research & Institutes

making a difference is the ultimate reward.