School of Health Sciences
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences at the College of Staten Island!
The School of Health Sciences is one of the three Schools currently on the expansively, beautiful 204-acre campus (standing beside the School of Business and the School of Education). The School of Health Sciences houses three well established and well-known departments, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. Each department is nationally accredited or in the process of being accredited; Nursing through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Physical Therapy through the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE), and Social Work through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (the BSSW program is fully accredited, while the MSW program is in its third year of the three-year initial accreditation candidacy).
Our dedicated, diverse faculty mirror our student body. The faculty are experts in their disciplines with strong commitment to excellence and student learning outcomes. They are student-focused and bring innovative academics and clinical experiences into the classroom via numerous pedagogical approaches promoting critical thinking and clinical decision making.
Our state-of-the-art, well equipped laboratories provide research opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate students. It is here where ideas transform into cutting-edge research. The unprecedented scholarship of our faculty is recognized through prestigious grant awards (National Institutes of Health) (NIH), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and City University of New York (CUNY), peer-reviewed journal article publications, book authorship/contributions and invited presentations. In addition, all are involved in some level of service in an array of capacities.
We work collaboratively with our community partners in the tri-state area and beyond to provide exceptional learning experiences through clinical practice in a wide variety of healthcare settings. During their student experience, students also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience.
Both of these departments prepare students to become competent healthcare professionals who apply evidence- based research in clinical practice at the highest level of care. These healthcare professionals are employed in the New York Metropolitan area and throughout the country.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts that the health care job sector will increase by 29% through 2020 and will grow faster than other groups of occupations. Our graduates will have the knowledge and skills to excel, be competitive and meet the demands and challenges of today’s ever-changing health care environment.
This could be you? I invite you to further explore what we have to offer.
Maureen Becker, PT, DHSc
Interim Founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences