Katherine Beissner, PT, PhD
Interim Dean, College of Health Professions
About the College
790 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6560
Fax: 315 464-6895
The College of Health Professions graduates professionals who treat patients and prevent illness as part of a health care team. The college strongly benefits from being part of SUNY Upstate Medical University, one of 125 academic medical centers in the country.
The mission of the College of Health Professions is the education of highly skilled health professionals who serve the needs of society in selected areas of health care. This mission is enhanced through faculty service, scholarship, and health care.
The College of Health Professions was formed in 1971. However, programs in the Health Professions have been in existence on this campus since 1956.
Upper-Division Transfer and Graduate College
College of Health Professions' students can choose from eight exciting health care fields. All of the bachelor's degree programs are upper division, meaning students enroll for their junior and senior years of college. Two offer master's degrees and one offers a doctorate.
Each curriculum includes courses in professional subject areas, liberal arts and sciences as well as a clinical experience component. The College has a strong Arts and Sciences Department which contributes to a broadly based education for students in health sciences.
The College of Health Professions annually admits over 130 students into its programs. Retention rates average approximately 90 percent for the College. There are 32 full-time and 8 part-time faculty. In addition, there are more than 240 clinical and adjunct faculty who contribute to the college's educational programs.
The setting and structure of the College of Health Professions provide an opportunity for students in the various programs to learn to practice together as future members of the health care delivery team.