Undergraduate

Health Sciences

Have you always dreamed of becoming a doctor? Or, perhaps, you’ve pictured yourself as a dentist, physician assistant or nurse. Assumption has a strong tradition of preparing students for graduate school and successful careers in the health sciences.

Health Sciences Program

Program Tracks Available

Major


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1

Early Action: November 1

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


School

School of Health Professions


Department

Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Program Contact

Steven Theroux, Ph.D.

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

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Program Curriculum

Faculty


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.

Internships

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

Recent internship sites related to health sciences and our concentrations:

Assumption University Athletic Training

Central Mass Physical Therapy

Greendale Physical Therapy

THOM Early Intervention Services

UMASS Medical Emergency Mental Health

Wachusett Early Childhood Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Athletic Training

Worcester Physical Therapy

UMASS Medical Emergency Mental Health

Katherine Golden

Health Sciences 2020
Ongoing Social Work Intern, Worcester Department of Children and Families; Pursuing Dual Master's Degree in Social Work and Public Health at Boston University

Assumption can open so many doors for you - trust it and let it change your life!

I was prepared for my internship because I went in with knowledge and experience in the field due to my work in the classroom. I learned many professional skills, while at the same time learning about myself and the community I live in.
Emily Singer

Health Sciences 2020
Student Intern, Thom Child & Family Services

Assumption was incredible in facilitating my internship experience.

A faculty member recommended an internship for me based on my interests and then reached out to the agency. The agency then contacted me to set up an interview. In addition, it was Assumption faculty who helped me realize that I want to be an occupational therapist.
Alicia Burrows

Health Sciences 2020
Pediatric and Newborn Medicine Research Intern, Brigham and Women's Hospital

I feel very supported by the faculty and staff at Assumption.

They are always willing to give advice, help during office hours, and encourage students to set higher goals and achieve more as we prepare for our future careers.

Katherine Golden

Health Sciences 2020
Ongoing Social Work Intern, Worcester Department of Children and Families; Pursuing Dual Master's Degree in Social Work and Public Health at Boston University

Assumption can open so many doors for you - trust it and let it change your life!

I was prepared for my internship because I went in with knowledge and experience in the field due to my work in the classroom. I learned many professional skills, while at the same time learning about myself and the community I live in.
Emily Singer

Health Sciences 2020
Student Intern, Thom Child & Family Services

Assumption was incredible in facilitating my internship experience.

A faculty member recommended an internship for me based on my interests and then reached out to the agency. The agency then contacted me to set up an interview. In addition, it was Assumption faculty who helped me realize that I want to be an occupational therapist.
Alicia Burrows

Health Sciences 2020
Pediatric and Newborn Medicine Research Intern, Brigham and Women's Hospital

I feel very supported by the faculty and staff at Assumption.

They are always willing to give advice, help during office hours, and encourage students to set higher goals and achieve more as we prepare for our future careers.
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Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

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.

Learn about financial aid
Jul 22 Wed

Student Life Panel and Presentation

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. During the presentation and panel you will: Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more Ask your questions to students

Jul. 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Jul 28 Tue

Application Bootcamp

Join us virtually for an in-depth look at the college application process. During your application bootcamp experience you will: Learn more about studying at Assumption University Hear from Admission Ambassadors about the Do's and Don't's of campus visits Practice a college interview one-on-one wit ... Read more

Jul. 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Jul 29 Wed

Application Bootcamp

Join us virtually for an in-depth look at the college application process. During your application bootcamp experience you will: Learn more about studying at Assumption University Hear from Admission Ambassadors about the Do's and Don't's of campus visits Practice a college interview one-on-one wit ... Read more

Jul. 29, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Events

Jul 22 Wed

Student Life Panel and Presentation

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. During the presentation and panel you will: Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more Ask your questions to students

Jul. 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual
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Jul 28 Tue

Application Bootcamp

Join us virtually for an in-depth look at the college application process. During your application bootcamp experience you will: Learn more about studying at Assumption University Hear from Admission Ambassadors about the Do's and Don't's of campus visits Practice a college interview one-on-one wit ... Read more

Jul. 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
Register
Jul 29 Wed

Application Bootcamp

Join us virtually for an in-depth look at the college application process. During your application bootcamp experience you will: Learn more about studying at Assumption University Hear from Admission Ambassadors about the Do's and Don't's of campus visits Practice a college interview one-on-one wit ... Read more

Jul. 29, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
Register

Career Paths


Internships

Assumption’s health sciences curriculum includes a semester-long required internship in the healthcare field that enables you to develop and refine the knowledge and skills to serve as a healthcare professional.

You'll work with the health sciences faculty to find an internship in an appropriate setting. In addition to building key experience and honing your abilities, the health sciences internship experience helps you in your career development and discernment process and often leads to employment opportunities post-graduation.

 


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