College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences
  • Graduate programs that focus around evidence-based research and project-based learning to prepare health care professionals for a rapidly changing global environment, with applied and pro bono clinical research thesis work, clinical rotations, international fieldwork, and multicultural assessment.
  • Graduate programs with national reputations: Physical Therapy program ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News; One of the largest Physician Assistant programs in the nation; one of the largest Genetic Counseling programs in the nation.
  • Opportunities for graduate students to participate together in service learning and global experiences.
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world in every discipline, including distinct fieldwork or pro bono clinical work in health-related disciplines.
  • Graduate opportunities to conduct research and publish with expert faculty, with a reputation for student publishing in fields such as Genetic Counseling, Public Health and Physical Therapy, and Medical Science (Physician Assistant).
  • Expert faculty known nationally and internationally.

The College of Health Sciences programs include a Physical Therapy doctoral program ranked 14th in the nation, one of the nation’s largest Physician Assistant programs where students score in the elite 4th percentile on national board exams, one of the largest Genetic Counseling programs in the nation, and a Master of Public Health program with joint degrees with four other Arcadia programs. The Physical Therapy program features grant-funded research and leadership in postprofessional education, and the Chair is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Physical Therapy and a member of an NIH blue ribbon panel on medical rehabilitation research. The Physician Assistant program is offered both in Glenside, Pa., and Christiana, Del., and is pioneering training programs in South Africa and Scotland. Many faculty in the college have established prominent national reputations through research, publications and service.


Genetic Counseling; Medical Science (Physician Assistant); Public Health; Physical Therapy

Founding Dean

Dr. Archie J. Vomachka, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professor of Biology

Campuses and Centers 

Christiana Campus in Delaware; Dan Aaron Fitness Clinic in Glenside; main campus in Glenside, Pa.


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