College of Health Sciences

Quinn Hall, 55 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Health is evolving. So are we.

Careers in health and wellness are among the fastest growing occupations worldwide, so the need for well-prepared, broadly skilled professionals has never been greater. The University of Rhode Island has formed the College of Health Sciences to meet this need, bringing together majors and programs connected by a common theme—to make a positive and lasting impact on the health and well-being of people of all ages, adding years to their lives and life to their years.

  • Stop disease before it starts.

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    Work in all kinds of labs.

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    Use the latest technology.

  • student interning at health insurance office

    Take a non-clinical path.

  • health professionals consulting with patient

    Join a collaborative effort.

choose your focus

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Prevention and Services

Want to work on prevention, or improving the non-clinical aspects of health care? You might choose to explore the affects of factors like diet, exercise, or social interactions on physical health and wellness. Or you could make an impact through improving health services, processes and policies. Either way, we’ve got a program for you.


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Physical Health and Wellness

Exercise affects long-term health and well being, and here you can explore innovative ways to get people moving. And that’s just one of your options. You can impact the lives of people with disabilities involving communication or movement. Or work with folks to rehabilitate injuries, and make them stronger.


Mental Health and Wellness

A healthy mind is the key to a long, full life, and there are many contributing factors, including relationships, communication, diet, exercise, and more. You’ll be able to examine these factors in depth, and across the lifespan, and you’ll have opportunities to observe and interact through our on-site learning labs.


Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Martinelli

Community food banks across the state are now able to improve and increase services to best meet the needs of their 57,000 monthly patrons, thanks to research conducted by Elizabeth Martinelli and fellow students in the College of Health Sciences. More »

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