Vision for the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences
The NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences supports the mission of Iona University by providing students with a cutting-edge education in health sciences built on the foundation of the liberal arts. Principally located on the University’s campus in Bronxville, N.Y., the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences offers a new vision for collaborative health care education, modern workforce development, and community care.
In support of the Iona University Mission, the School of Health Sciences strives to:
- provide students a cutting-edge education that complements their foundation in the liberal arts and involves an appropriate mix of didactic instruction and clinical practice;
- give students opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations in community-based clinics and internships;
- develop innovative therapeutic strategies to help patients/clients through curricula designed in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian, the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Gold Foundation;
- train students in a team-based approach with professionals from different specialties in Iona University’s Center for Interprofessional Training, Practice and Research to increase effective communication and empathy:
- emphasize the relationship of public policy to healthcare delivery;
- actively engage in the prolific problems of today’s healthcare system such as the inequitable distribution of healthcare to minority and immigrant communities and those with low economic stature in the tradition of the Irish Christian Brothers;
- support students in the integration of mind, body and spirit through mindfulness and resilience, necessary to maintain work-life balance and to sustain a fulfilling and long-lasting career while achieving personal growth.
NewYork-Presbyterian has supported the creation of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences with a gift of $20 million. NewYork-Presbyterian is ranked the #1 hospital in New York, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings. NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care.
The NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Science enrolls undergraduate students in courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Major concentrations are offered in Nursing, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Minor concentrations are offered in Speech Communication and Diversity and Social Welfare.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
All candidates for a degree must complete the graduation requirements for undergraduate degrees indicated in this bulletin. The course requirements include the University core requirements, major requirements as listed for each major, and a number of electives.
The University core, required of all students, is explained in this catalog.
The requirements for each major are listed in this catalog.
The balance of each program is made up of electives which students may use to pursue a second major, a minor, or an area of academic interest. Some of these electives may be used to complete the liberal arts requirement: 90 credits for BA candidates and 60 credits for BS candidates. Courses that do not fulfill the liberal arts requirement are those offered by the LaPenta School of Business, professional courses such as internships, and studio courses in the arts.