Health Science

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Center for Healthcare Education
4000 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Program Director

Christina B. Gunther, MA
Tel: 203-371-7948

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Carolyn Guarino
Program Assistant
Healthcare Education N105
Tel: 203-365-4798

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Careers in healthcare are expected to grow by 19% between 2014 and 2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015)

Serve, Grow and Lead in a Healthcare Field

Explore your interest in healthcare through this multi-opportunity program. 

Earn Your Degree in Health Science at Sacred Heart University

The study of Health Science provides students with a broad base of knowledge that prepares them for a career in the health industry or continued study in an allied health profession.

The Health Science Program offers a variety of options for students:


Get ahead. Learn more about Sacred Heart’s Health Science Program today.  

Latest News

Sacred Heart University to Celebrate Opening of Center for Healthcare Education

August 4, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—After nearly two years of construction, Sacred Heart University’s new Center for Healthcare Education is ready to open. Staff and faculty from the College of Health Professions and College of Nursing have moved into the state-of-the-art building, and students will begin their studies with the latest technology and modern features there this fall. The official unveiling will be Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., and health-care workshops and lectures will take place throughout the year to celebrate the new facility and inform the community about the importance of health care.

Health Science Majors Share Capstone Project Outcomes

December 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—There was an excited buzz recently at Sacred Heart University’s Trumbull facility as seniors in the health science program presented their capstone project results in a poster session. The program is part of SHU’s College of Health Professions. Currently, 280 students are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in health science. Half the senior class—42 students who were in the fall capstone course–presented posters detailing their health-related research topics or queries. These covered subjects ranging from autism to schizophrenia, said Clotilde Dudley-Smith, assistant professor, health science.

Senior Health Science Majors Show What They've Learned with Final Research Posters

June 10, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Excited to start new chapters in their educational experiences, approximately 45 Sacred Heart University seniors vying for their bachelor's degrees in health science recently displayed their final research posters to faculty judges. Clotilde Dudley-Smith, assistant professor, College of Health Professions, and Stephen Burrows, chair, Health Science & Leadership, and program director, healthcare informatics, assessed and scored the presentations.