Health Professions

Assumption University recognizes the importance of preparing students academically, personally and ethically for meaningful careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine and nursing, to name a few.

Health Professions Program

Program Tracks Available


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: March 15 (Preferred status deadline)

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Degrees Offered

B.A., B.S.


D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Program Contact

Steven J. Theroux, Ph.D

Professor of Biology
508-767-7545 Testa Science Center - Room 202

An Ideal Place to Learn

Program Curriculum

Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.


Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Pathways to Success

Assumption’s outstanding science programs, strong liberal arts curriculum, and experience with internships prepare you for the rigors of graduate school. Below find a list of recent internship sites.

Blue Sky Biotech

GLSynthesis Inc.

Harvard University

New England Aquarium

Office of the Massachusetts Medical Examiner

Red Sox Assistant Medical Director

University of Massachusetts Medical School

First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting

Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.

Our Mission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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Career Paths

Academic Partnerships

Assumption has established partnerships with other renowned universities to provide our graduates with seats in a variety of health profession graduate programs:

  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry

Graduate School

The Health Sciences Program at Assumption University combines interdisciplinary coursework with meaningful fieldwork. You’ll gain knowledge of the natural sciences, disease and disability and health care delivery and care models, as well as the economics, ethics, and policies that drive our global health care systems. This knowledge and the skills you develop will prepare you for graduate school, positions in the healthcare industry and beyond.

Graduate Schools 

  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dartmouth College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences National Institutes of Health post-baccalaureate fellowship Cummings School of
  • Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Yale University

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