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Special Announcement from the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

Welcome to CHSE during this very interesting time of our lives!  We, as a college community - administration, faculty, and staff, are here to support all students both virtually and face-to-face.  Please know that if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

I opened up a chat time for students via Zoom on Fridays from 3- 4 p.m. Students will need to contact Teri Pace at to reserve a spot and can indicate if the they would like a private meeting or would like to meet as a group.  Further information will be available shortly and CHSE majors can watch their email for additional details.

I thank each and everyone of you for your support in keeping everyone safe on our Misericordia campus!

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, Ed.D., SBA
Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

Important News

Academic Partnership Provides a Proprietary Pathway for Misericordia Students Pursuing a Doctoral Level Profession in Optometry

Learn more about the partnership

Misericordia achieves national recognition in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 college rankings. Visit the link below to learn more including highlights of our SLP, OT and PT programs.

Learn more about the national recognition


John J. Passan Hall

A Welcome from the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

Welcome to the 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.
It is our goal to provide each and every student, undergraduate or graduate, full or part time, commuter, online, or resident, with a stellar education that will enable him/her/hir to fulfill their professional and personal goals. The College works as an inter-professional unit and encourages faculty and students to work with and learn from each other in different programs in our College as well as with those in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Business. We strive to provide opportunities for all students to become well rounded citizens, thoroughly supported through their journey by extraordinary faculty who are engaged in quantitative and qualitative research, international partnerships, and service aligned to the mission and Charisms of Misericordia.
We welcome you to visit the campus, take part in a virtual tour, or call or email myself or one of the program director or chairs to find out more about our health science and education programs!

All Are Welcome!

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Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, Ed.D., SBA
Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

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.

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. 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 and Speech-Language Hearing Center.

Unique to CHSE are:

  • All programs are able to provide online didactic instruction for most course requirements as necessary

  • Clinical, service, and research opportunities abroad.

  • Student research opportunities including presenting findings at national and international conferences.

  • 15+ degree programs ranging from a bachelor and masters degrees to clinical doctorate degrees

  • 12 entry and post-professional certificates

  • 4 specialty institutes/clinics service the community and provide student with research and clinical experience.

Health Science Programs Offered

Exercise Science

Exercise Science

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Medical Science Specialization

Medical Science Specialization

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Some Of The CHSE Most Recent Pass Rates

100Diagnostic Medical Sonography
(ARDMS Sonography Physics and Instrumentation)

88Diagnostic Medical Sonography
(Abdomen Sonography)

100Diagnostic Medical Sonography
(Obstetrics and Gynecology)

100Speech Language Pathology
(Since 2014 - 7th straight year!)

93Medical Imaging
(May 2019)

100Occupational Therapy

100Medical Imaging
(December 2019)

90.65Undergraduate Nursing


Clinics, Centers, and Camps

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The Misericordia University Autism Center is comprised of a number of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the life-span.

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MU SLP student playing with a child during clinicals

The Speech Language Hearing Center is a comprehensive facility serving the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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For more Information:

Teri Pace
CHSE Administrative Assistant
(570) 674-6441