College of Health Sciences

About the College of Health Sciences

Welcome to Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences, which houses the University’s Genetic Counseling, Health Education, Physician Assistant, Public Health, and Physical Therapy programs.

Through evidence-based practice and project-based learning, these programs prepare health care professionals for success in a rapidly changing global environment, with applied and pro bono clinical thesis work, clinical rotations, international fieldwork, and multicultural assessment. The College also facilitates collaborative research and service-learning experiences locally and internationally. Graduates of our programs are at the forefront of their respective fields and employed with leading health organizations. 

We encourage students seeking their first professional degree and practitioners interested in expanding their expertise to explore our program offerings and discover how the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia can help you achieve your goals. If you have questions about any of our program offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Rebecca L. Craik, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy 

About the College

The College of Health Sciences programs include:

  • A Physical Therapy doctoral program ranked 20th in the nation. The Physical Therapy program features grant-funded research and leadership in postprofessional education. 
  • One of the nation’s largest Physician Assistant programs where students score in the elite 4th percentile on national board exams. The Physician Assistant program is offered both in Glenside, Pa., and Christiana, Del. 
  • One of the largest Genetic Counseling programs in the nation.
  • A Master of Public Health program with joint degrees with four other Arcadia programs.
  • Many faculty in the college have established prominent national reputations through research, publications and service.
Campuses and Centers 

Dean's Office

Rebecca L. Craik


Kathleen M. Curotto

Administrative Manager