College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Science (CHS) is dedicated to the education of future and post-professional health care practitioners through both traditional and flexible academic programs and certificates.

We offer a rich education through clinical and fieldwork experiences, service-learning, interprofessional engagement and research endeavors. CHS traditional and graduate programs include, Medical Imaging, Nursing (BSN, MSN, DNP), Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology; alternative education formats in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing (RN to BSN) and Occupational Therapy.

We also offer certificate programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Family Nurse Practitioner and Post-professional Pediatrics for OT.

Mission Statement

The undergraduate and graduate programs within the College of Health Sciences support the mission of the University, embracing the values and attitudes of justice, mercy, service and hospitality. Our programs strive to provide a quality education grounded in the sciences and liberal arts while maintaining high academic and professional standards. Students are prepared to become: collaborative members of a multidisciplinary team; active participants in scholarship; and ethical practitioners. Graduates are life-long learners who engage in evidence-based practice in a diverse global society.

College News

Medical Imaging

Recently Paula Schloder presented on Medical Imaging testing to Misericordia Nurse Practitioner students. The goal was to facilitate interprofessional practice and support NP students in collaborating with other disciplines to improve overall care and patient outcomes.


SNAP has collected donations for Domestic Violence Resources through the sales of clothing and Yankee Candles.SNAP is also collecting donations for Adopt-A-Family for Thanksgiving

SNAP members Jillian Balberchak, Lauren Ford, Samantha Knowlton, Sherry Chen, Christopher Evans participated is the State wide NCLEX Challenge bowl on November 19th


The PT department had 12 student research groups present their graduate research (in the form of a systematic review) to fellow graduating students, some students of the DPT 1 class, faculty and former clinical instructors. Approximately 40 clinical instructors attended on Saturday and 30 attended on Sunday. The PT department also provided 6 contact hours per day toward the therapist's licensure renewal.

a donation of a "U-Step" rolling walker for patients with Parkinson's for our lab.

It is being donated by the U-Step company through "Medical Products, LTD".


The annual OT open house was held on Saturday, November 22nd with 35 families attending.This event features an alumni panel, detailed presentations, personal tours and parent sessions for top recruits.


CHS received an Appleseed grant in the amount of $50,000.00 for an anatamage table and summer educational camp.

Interprofessional Education

Annual Interprofessional Collaborative Summit

The 2015 Collaborative Summit is scheduled for March 25, 2015. It will be held at six locations simultaneously with an expected 600 + students participating to collaborate and share their professional roles on a medical case study.

In 2014, a record 743 learners from 17 unique professions participated in the summit.

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Misericordia University Cougar Statue

News List

Seven members of the Misericordia University campus community participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January.
The U.S. Department of Education has been working to establish the Postsecondary Institution Rating System (PIRS) since President Obama announced it in August 2013. The proposed system is planned to provide consumers of higher education with objective data and information that helps students make educated decisions between different institutions. It also aims to improve the shared principles of access, affordability and outcomes. While the federal government's messaging is sound, the most recent update does little to allay the concerns that have been expressed by educators, students and families alike.
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