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College of Health Sciences

Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the Misericordia University, College of Health Sciences website. Please take the time to explore our website and learn about our College’s exceptional education, research and community outreach opportunities.

You will discover that we excel in providing professional education experiences by focusing on student learning experiences which include clinical, service learning and research opportunities. We boast high board passing rates for each health care discipline facilitated by student centered and nationally known faculty. Curricula in all Health Sciences degree programs support the mission of Misericordia University and its core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality.

Leamor Kahanov, EdD,ATC, LAT 570.674.6288 

The College of Health Sciences offers bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degree programs, as well as certificate programs Medical Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. In addition we offer an assistive technology research institute and interdisciplinary education in health informatics.

We look forward to becoming a part of your professional future. As you consider your choice of academic institutions we at Misericordia wants you to note our excellence in academic and clinical development in your chosen health science career. We are proud of the positive impact our graduate continue to have on the health of our citizens. We invite you to explore the website and join us in contributing to a tradition of excellence.

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.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation students will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, critical reasoning ability, and skill necessary to obtain all appropriate professional credentials within their respective fields of practice.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making and competence in their respective disciplines within local, regional, and/or broader communities.
  • Participate as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide culturally competent health care services to diverse populations.
  • Critique and/or incorporate research related to evidence-based best practice.
  • Incorporate leadership and management principles in field/clinical settings.

Misericordia University has a long history of providing the community with health care practitioners that are compassionate, well educated and able to deal with the challenging demands of health care in today's society.