College of Health Sciences

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


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Why Health Sciences at URI?

Stop disease before it starts.

We all know what an ounce of prevention is worth, and this is a critical aspect of achieving today’s global goals of reducing health care costs and improving population health. Whether you want to focus on diet, through our nutrition and dietetics degree options, or exercise, through our kinesiology degree programs, we’ve got you covered. Whatever program you choose, you’ll learn how to promote both health and wellness. That’s the future of healthcare, and that’s what we teach.

Work in all kinds of labs.

Whatever degree program you choose, you won’t have to go far for real world experience. You’ll have the opportunity for research, observation, interaction, and clinical experience in settings such as our Child Development Centers, Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, Psychological Consultation Center, Physical Therapy Clinic, Cancer Prevention Research Center, Speech and Hearing Centers, and our Gerontology outreach programs, among others.

Use the latest technology.

Listening to a heartbeat is cool, but we’ve got a lot more than stethoscopes here. Kinesiology and physical therapy students use technology that lets them assess lung and cardiac function, measure and analyze body composition, study muscle power and movement velocity, examine the effects of aging on body tissue, and much more.

Take a non-clinical path.

If you want to make a positive impact on the future of health care, but you don’t want to become a doctor or nurse, we offer you a variety of major options. Our interdisciplinary health studies major is designed for non-clinical careers in global and environmental health, health education and promotion, and health services management. We also offer a diverse range of programs in human development and family studies that prepare you to improve lives of people across the lifespan.

Join a collaborative effort.

The College of Health Sciences was formed to be part of URI’s new Academic Health Collaborative, joining with the College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy to bring together students, faculty, practitioners, and health care professionals from a range of disciplines. The goals of the Collaborative align perfectly with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim Initiative—to improve population health, enhance patient experience, and reduce health care costs.

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