School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Saint Francis fosters academic and professional excellence in leadership and service through a variety of healthcare programs. Healthcare professions are some of the fastest growing career fields and are expected to continue to grow in demand. Classroom, laboratory, simulation and clinical learning experiences, guided by faculty who are experts in their fields, will prepare you to take full advantage of these rewarding career opportunities. The School of Health Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant Studies, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiologic Technology, Social Work, Surgical Technology and Health Services. While each of these programs focuses on a unique body of knowledge and set of skills, each will prepare you to become a compassionate and innovative healthcare professional. Knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life can be deeply satisfying and meaningful, both personally and professionally.


Grounded in Franciscan Values, the School of Health Sciences cultivates a diverse community of lifelong learners to demonstrate professional excellence, healthcare leadership, and compassionate service.


The School of Health Sciences is the premier center for excellence and innovation in healthcare education. Inspired by Catholic and Franciscan identities, the School creates a collaborative, nurturing, student-centered environment for personal and professional growth with an emphasis on experiential learning.

Alumni Achievement Nominations Sought

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of University are welcome to submit nominations for the School of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award. The nomination deadline is April 20th.

Collaboration Opportunities

The story of the Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education Consortium (FWAIPEC) involves many area universities including the USF Physician’s Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Programs. This video illustrates the collaboration opportunities this organization creates which will improve the ability of the health care team to provide the best care to patients in our community.