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  • School of Health & Natural Sciences

    Love Science?

    Major in Biology, Health Sciences, Clinical Lab Science, or Exercise Science
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    Occupational Therapy

    Our weekend Occupational Therapy Program is designed for the adult learner.
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    Local to Global Health Initiatives

    Interdisciplinary initiatives engage students and faculty in communities.
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Message from the Dean

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Mercy College. The outstanding programs in the School provide students the opportunity to explore basic and applied sciences and health care careers. The faculty of the School is student-focused and dedicated to providing high quality educational experiences that

About our School

The School of Health and Natural Sciences is dedicated to providing premier health and natural science undergraduate educational programs to equip students with the intellectual, technical and professional competencies they need to excel and advance as science specialists, health care providers, health promotion experts and science/health educators. More than just focusing on personal careers, our goal is to prepare students to use their knowledge and abilities in the health and natural sciences to be compassionate and caring health care providers.

  • 300+

    Students have completed placements in prestigious institutions in the tri-state region.

  • 85%

    Of faculty are actively conducting research in their fields.

  • 100%

    Employment rate in all health professional programs within 3 months of graduation.

  • 15+

    Faculty and students have completed 15 medical outreach missions all over the world.

Meet the Program Head of the Exercise Science Program
Program Spotlight

The School of Health and Natural Sciences’ opened a new state-of-the-art Exercise Science Suite. The suite offers an environment where students gain hands-on knowledge utilizing the latest equipment in the field. Mercy’s Exercise Science Program is distinguished by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program. Both tracks prepare students for internationally recognized certifications such as the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification and the NSCA's Strength and Conditioning Specialists Certification (CSCS).

SHNS Newsletter

School of Health and Natural Sciences Fall 2014 Newsletter

SHNS Fall 2014 Newsletter
OT/PT 20th Reunion Alumni Video

Check out the wonderful things our alumni had to say about our OT and PT programs!