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EDUCATION, NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Committed to well-being. Ready to make a difference.

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions prepares you to become an ethical, well-rounded professional in careers that help people live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our customized curriculum will prepare you for a wide range of careers and post-baccalaureate programs in the education and health professions. Because clinical experience is included in all our programs, you will be actively involved in your field well before graduation.

Discover how your passion for making a difference can become a reality at ENHP.

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Our education students get classroom experience beginning in their first semester.

Real-world experience starts early

You’ll get a head start on your career in our undergraduate programs. Most have hands-on experience early in your program, helping you build your skills – and your resume. 

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Graduates of our Doctor of Physical Therapy program have 100% job placement within 12 months of graduation.

Graduate education with a professional focus

Take your career to the next level with our master’s and doctoral programs. Our alumni have advanced to leadership positions in school administration, higher education, and health care organizations. Whether online or on-ground, our programs will help you grow personally and professionally.

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Career Ready

The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects millions of new health care and education jobs in the coming five years.

ENHP makes sure you’re career ready by providing you with real-world experience—as a teacher or health care professional—throughout your UHart career.

Students in Action

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The Hursey Center

Now open, the Hursey Center is our new 60,000-square foot academic building that houses state-of-the-art labs and learning spaces for growing programs in the College of ENHP. Facilities include nursing simulation suites, a motion analysis/kinesiology lab, occupational therapy skills lab, and physical therapy labs.

Meet Our People

Lee Page

Radiologic Technology

After earning a BS in Radiologic Technology, Lee Page ’21 is working at Manchester Memorial Hospital after receiving three competitive job offers. Lee came to UHart after serving in the U.S. Navy as a sonar technician on nuclear submarines, and says being able to leverage his technical background in a health care setting is the “opportunity of a lifetime.”

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Megan Westcott

Health Sciences

For Megan Westcott ’16, working in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic has been “hectic yet incredibly rewarding.” As an epidemiologist for the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District, her job involves everything from investigating disease outbreaks to organizing COVID vaccination clinics. Earning a BS in health sciences at UHart paved the way for Megan to complete a master's degree in public health and fulfill her passion for helping others.

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Matt Glassoff

BS/Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Matt Glassoff '21 is working on his senior honors project with the Hartford Hawks baseball team. Matt's research investigates how players' hip and trunk mobility affects their batting performance. Students in UHart's pre-physical therapy program can conduct this type of faculty-mentored research as undergraduates, rather than waiting until graduate school.

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Brianna Tribble-Bryant

Early Childhood Education

Brianna Tribble-Bryant '20 was hired before graduation as a kindergarten teacher at the CREC Museum Academy in Bloomfield, Conn. In addition to her fieldwork and student teaching experience at UHart, Brianna conducted research on increasing empathy and emotional intelligence in teachers. "UHart gave me the resources, tools and confidence to go into a classroom and help my students read and grow as people," she says.

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Josh Breighner

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Josh Breighner '20 has developed the Water Strider, a device that allows children with cerebral palsy to play independently in the pool, as part of a research project with faculty members Sandra Saavedra and Donna Snowdon. Tests of the Water Strider have been so successful that Josh and the University have filed a patent application for it and hope to make it commercially available.

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Research & Institutes

Making a difference is the ultimate reward.