College of Health Sciences and Education

The College of Health Sciences and Education (CHSE) is dedicated to the education of future and post-professional health care practitioners and educators through both traditional and graduate programs, certificates, and flexible alternative education options.

We graduate the largest number of health science professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania constituting the majority of practitioners/clinicians. We offer a rich education through clinical and fieldwork experiences, service-learning, interprofessional engagement and research endeavors. Our students can experience international service and research as a component of their education. For example, students have travelled to Australia Guyana, Rwanda, Jamaica, and Portugal.

With over 100 publications and presentations, our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized and have the excellence to assist in guiding students through their education. In fact, our PA program obtained a 100% pass rate. Likewise our faculty and student run clinics assist students in learning their discipline while providing services to the community. Our centers and clinics include the Autism Center, Interprofessional Clinic and Speech-Language Hearing Center.

Traditional and Graduate Programs

Certificate Programs

Alternative education formats are available for the following programs:



Mission Statement

The College of Health Sciences and Education supports student transformation embracing the University’s mission and the values of justice, mercy, service and hospitality. Through the use of traditional face-to face and distance/digital education, our programs maintain high academic and professional standards grounded in sciences, liberal arts and evidence based practices.

College News


The College of Health Sciences and Education is participating in programming as part of National Health Professions Week in November. Several majors in the college are hosting a free simulation and education program on campus for prospective students and their families on Thursday, Nov. 9. To find out more about the program and other related activities for the week of Nov. 6-10, please click here.


Our annual Health Care Symposium occurred on 10/7/2017 with 367 attendees. The conference approximately doubled in attendance. Two national key-note speakers, Four faculty presented research and approximately 40 students presented research through a poster presentation.


The Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Department is holding a series of five free fall prevention workshops on select Fridays beginning September 22 at The Hope Center, 205 Main Street Luzerne. The Falls Prevention program is open to people 65 or older who are living independently within the community. Sessions will be held: September 22, October 6, October 20, November 17 and December 1, 2017.


Medical Imaging Students Provided Several Service Activities: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm, Susan G. Komen Ribbon Sale, Fall Mentoring Event.


Speech Language Pathology Students presented at the 11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference (2017)


Dr. Ellen McLaughlin, OTR/L, FAOTA began a 3 year term as Chair of the Commission on Education for Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA)



Faculty in the news:



Interprofessional Education


The College of Health Sciences and Education is dedicated to preparing students to become collaborative members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. The common goal of patient- centered care to improve quality, safety, and access is supported by emphasis on the competency domains of:

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

The Misericordia Interprofessional Education Connection community page is designed as a resource for those interested in interprofessional education, collaboration and practice. For more information about Interprofessional Education visit the MIPEC community page.


Misericordia Interprofessional Education Connection Community Page

Service Activities

Visit the Nursing Tanzania Service Trip Blog (Dr. Cindy Mailloux): https://communityserviceintanzania.wordpress.com/

Visit the PT Rawanda Service Trip Blog (Dr. Maureen Pascal): http://mpascalmu.tumblr.com

Clinics, Centers and Camps

Interprofessional Healthcare Clinic

Misericordia University will be holding a free Fall Prevention Program” beginning September 22, 2017 at The Hope Center, 205 Main Street, Luzerne, PA. The program is run by faculty and students of the Occupational Department. Eligible participants will learn to identify ways to prevent falls in the home and within the community and to complete an exercise program to build strength and balance. Attendees will also have an opportunity to have vision, balance, and blood pressure screenings throughout the 5 sessions of the program. If you or a loved one is 65 years or older, is living independently within the community and would like to learn more about this program, please call Debbie Carey, Fieldwork Specialist, at 570-674-6481 for more details.


Sessions dates are as follows:

Sept 22 - “10th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day”
Oct. 6

Oct 20

Nov. 17

Dec. 1


Speech Language Hearing Center

The Speech-Language-Hearing Center at Misericordia University is a comprehensive facility serving the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Located on the second floor in John J. Passan Hall, the center provides complete diagnostic and speech, language, and hearing services for children, adolescents, adults and elderly with communication disorders.

Speech-Language Hearing Center

Autism Center

Camps

Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp for High School Students

Speech-Language Pathology Summer Exploration Camp

Health Sciences Middle School Career Camp

Performing Arts Training Academy

Social Media

College Newsletters

Contact Us

Judy Weintraub
CHSE Administrative Supervisor
(570) 674-6371
jweintra@misericordia.edu

Rebecca Ferris
CHSE Dean Administrative Assistant
(570) 674-6441
rferris@misericordia.edu



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