Experience the Best
Located at 4000 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, our new Center for Healthcare Education is designed to offer students with aspirations in any health-care profession the best possible learning environment to ensure that they are prepared to succeed in the booming health-care industry. The new Center encompasses 120,000 square feet of exceptional learning facilities in a three-story building on 8.7 acres, and includes:
Multi-Professional Education Practice
The new Center encourages students and professionals to collaborate on needed services for everyone from pediatric to geriatric populations. Interprofessional services include audiology and hearing testing, speech and occupational services for stroke patients and physical therapy services to pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The newly designed laboratories are used for both teaching and service delivery thereby benefiting both our students and patients from the community:
- Audiology suite
- Motion analysis and human performance labs
- Driving simulator
- Pediatrics Clinic
State-of-the-Art Laboratory and Classroom Facilities
The laboratory and classroom facilities are specifically designed to support a team-based learning environment. In addition to discipline-specific laboratories, the building includes:
- Acute care simulation labs with video and data capture capability providing enhanced feedback on student performances in clinical settings
- A simulated outpatient suite for evaluation and treatment of ambulatory patients
- A home-care suite to simulate occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology and nursing practice
- An expanded human anatomy lab
Enhanced Athletic Training, Human Performance and Motion Analysis Labs
The Center’s laboratories provides up-to-the minute learning environments for the exercise science and athletic training programs. These will be used for developing clinical skills and evidence-based practice and to support faculty/student research. The equipment will prepare students for careers in patient care where they will evaluate the physical performance of individuals with injuries and chronic conditions.
Life and Sport Analysis Clinic
The Life Sport Analysis Clinic offers body composition analysis, Alter-G training, concussion assessment, performance analysis, biochemical analysis, nutritional counseling, and exercise training. LSAC is also a proud partner of the Employee Wellness Program at Sacred Heart University and offers a variety of group exercises classes for employees.
The Center’s new multipurpose amphitheater is available for group discussions and will expand the capacity for problem-based tutorials. The building also serves as a site to host professional development activities for healthcare providers in the community and will be the center for coordinating community-based programming supported by our Colleges, such as global health and service-learning activities.
“The new Center for Healthcare Education will significantly expand on the amount of space available for student practice and learning. There will be exciting opportunities for our students—not only to practice on our state-of-the-art mannequins and actors, but to collaborate on cases with students in other health professional disciplines. This will ensure that students in all disciplines will be prepared for the kinds of interactions they will experience when they begin working in professional health-care settings.” — Mary Alice Donius, ED.D., RN, Dean of College of Nursing
- LandscapeOnline: Center for Healthcare Education Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Structural Engineering by The S/L/A/M Collaborative February 2018
- Glass Magazine: Great Glazing: Center for Healthcare Education, Sacred Heart University January 29, 2018
- Center for Healthcare Education Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery September 2017