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Excellence Through Relevance

At the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), our students earn degrees in deeply collaborative and scholarly environments and participate in real-world learning and research with faculty mentors early and often in their academic careers. Our community partners locally, regionally and internationally play an integral role in their learning.  We strive to bridge academic work and the needs of communities; in short, our faculty and students live our vision- excellence through relevance.

What's New in ENHP

Student research: Hartford Hand Project

Hartford HandWhen Casey Beasley, '13, M '15, approached her professor, Michael Wininger, about building a prosthetic finger as a University Honors Project in 2013, she had no idea that her project would take off the way it has.  Her idea has turned into a full-fledged research team that will continue searching for a prosthetic device that is more like the real thing. Read more.

Commencement 2015

2015 graduate

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) joined in a festive celebration of the University’s Class of 2015 on May 16 and 17. Over 250 students earned associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees through ENHP. View photos of ENHP from commencement weekend.

New Online Master's Program in Special Education to Begin in Fall, 2015

Sheetal Sood and student

Enrollment has begun for a new online master's program in special education, and courses will begin this fall. The academic program, developed by Assistant Professor Sheetal Sood in the Department of Education, prepares students to teach effectively across the spectrum of learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral issues, and intellectual disabilities. Learn more

ENHP's Harnett, Zavatkay, and Olson Presented with Regents' Honor Awards

2015 regentsJason W. Harnett (Doctor of Physical Therapy), Debra A. Zavatkay (Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership) and Kaitlin K. Olson (Master of Science in Nursing) were recipients of Regents' Honor Awards, the highest recognition of accomplishment that the University of Hartford bestows on graduate students. Read more

Respiratory Care Students Raise Thousands in Stair Climb to Benefit American Lung Association

Fight for Air climbNecole Bernard ‘15, a double major in health science and respiratory care, led a student team from the University's respiratory care program in the American Lung Association's “Fight for Air Climb” on April 25 at City Place in Hartford. Maria Montoya, Alison Wenzel, Caitlin Connelly,Hajar Altamimi rounded out the University team, which won the Team Fundraising Challenge. Read more

ENHP Day 2015 Features More Than 100 Student and Faculty Research Presentations

ENHP DayThe College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions held its fourth annual ENHP Day on April 22 to showcase scholarly and research endeavors of students and faculty. The event featured 108 student and faculty presentations and talks by keynote speakers Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and Maria Itayra Padilha. Read moreview photos, and view #ENHPDay on Storify.

Beth Taylor Receives First "excellence through relevance Faculty Research Award"

Beth Taylor receives research awardBeth Taylor, PhD, an exercise physiologist and assistant professor of health sciences at the University of Hartford, has received the College of Education, Nursing and Health Profession’s (ENHP's) inaugural excellence through relevance Faculty Research Award for achieving significant impact through sustained effort in translational research. Read more

ENHP's Anglin Balances School and Work to Graduate in Three Years


Earning a 3.96 grade point average while working two jobs and volunteering is difficult for many college students under customary circumstances. Now imagine fitting all of that into just three years instead of four. That is the story of Desiann Anglin’s college career at the University of Hartford. Read more

New Education Commissioner Earned her Doctorate at University's College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Roberge Wentzell

Dianna L. Wentzell, a 25-year veteran of Connecticut's public school system and a graduate of the Educational Leadership doctoral program in the University's College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, was nominated by Gov. Dan Malloy on Friday, April 17, as the new state education commissioner.  Learn more