Mercyhurst University

Change the Future of Health

The Mercyhurst School of Health Professions and Public Health offers 26 programs in six departments: Pre-Health, Sports Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies, Health Professions and Public Health. The School offers a unique emphasis on science, practice and policy in the entire continuum of health of individuals and populations, health care services, systems and environment.

The mission of the School of Health Professions and Public Health is to be a center of excellence in education of our students to promote the health and wellbeing of the world’s citizens. The School was developed to meet the high demand for 21st-century health leaders in all aspects of prevention, promotion, protection, treatment and rehabilitation. The School is one of six Schools of Mercyhurst University, a fully accredited, private, liberal arts school founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The School integrates departments at two campuses, creating greater opportunities for student career advancement. The main Erie campus, in suburban Erie, is home to Pre-Health, Sports Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health. The North East campus, 20 minutes east, houses two departments within the McAuley College of Associate Degree Studies, Health Professions and Nursing.

The School strives to build the skills and flexibility needed by tomorrow’s health professionals with a local and worldwide perspective.  Today's changing health world requires a dynamic approach to form leaders of the highest caliber who will change the future of health services. Mercyhurst is ahead of the curve to meet the rapidly growing demand for public health and health policy professionals and health care administrators. as well as preparing physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Compassionate Legacy Sets Us Apart

The School fully incorporates the Mercy mission, of compassionate care of the ill and poor, teaching students through a ministry of service. We uphold the values of the Sisters of Mercy and their historical roots in providing health care and a healing presence. We educate our students to continue this legacy of compassion and leadership in health. Learn why the Sisters of Mercy are central to our School’s mission here.

Gain Distinct Advantages in Real-World Health

Experiential learning is a hallmark of the School, to give students real-world experience and training to meet the needs of their future patients, their communities and society. Strong opportunities exist due to Erie’s size as Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and the number of health facilities and human services agencies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Students benefit from training and research partnerships with medical professionals, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, Erie County Health Department, social services, and refugee resettlement organizations in the region's health and human services delivery system.

The structure of the School encourages interaction among faculty and students at all levels, fostering an energetic community of learning. The School is committed to professional development and the advancement of knowledge to improve the health of individuals and communities through applied research of faculty, working with students.

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By Mercyhurst University on December 13th, 2018, 1:30 PM
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