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The School of Health Professions encompasses all of the Allied Health programs in the University. We are proud to provide a variety of programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree levels to meet the needs of our students and of our community.


Dean’s Message

Welcome to the School of Health Professions!

At the School of Health Professions, we are committed to nurturing a diverse student body through educating and empowering individuals to become Franciscan servant leaders, integrated thinkers, faith-filled citizens, and highly skilled professionals. We believe in the transformative power of education to shape compassionate and valued healthcare practitioners who serve their communities with dedication and integrity.

As you explore our programs, you will discover curriculum designed to prepare you to promote, restore, and optimize the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Whether you aspire to become a Medical Lab Scientist, Nutritional Scientist, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physician Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, or Respiratory Therapist, our school provides an environment where you can grow and thrive. We are deeply committed to supporting you on your journey. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success, offering mentorship, guidance, and support every step of the way.

As you embark on this exciting chapter of your academic and professional life, know that you are not just joining a school – you are becoming part of the FranU family that values compassion, service, and excellence in all endeavors. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Health Professions and to witnessing the remarkable contributions you will make to the world.

Jeffrey Thompson, ScD, DPT, OCS

Dean, School of Health Professions

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Health Professions is to educate and form servant-leaders who are highly skilled healthcare practitioners and to provide a compassionate healing presence in the communities they serve.

Our Vision

The School of Health Professions encompasses all of the Allied Health programs at the University. We are proud to provide a variety of programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree levels to meet the needs of our students and our community. Our vision is to develop programs that prepare students to meet the challenges and demands of the ever changing healthcare environment. Students prepare for the challenges of patient and community care environments by demonstrating competency in skills and knowledge related to their course of study and by engaging in inter-disciplinary case studies in our Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital (SETH). Each program provides clinic based internships that prepare students for entry-level competency in their program of study.

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