Health Education

鶹ýis Maine’s #1 provider of health professionals and a leader in the health sciences.

Educating Health Leaders

A life in the health professions lets you make a positive impact while forging a fulfilling career path — and the 鶹ý offers the most dynamic health professions educational experience in Northern New England. More than ever, frontline healthcare workers are critically important, and in demand across the country. 鶹ýwill prepare you to be a leader in today’s healthcare workforce, making a difference for your patients and your community.

The Allied Health Professions — Working Together

Few universities anywhere offer the advantages of a 鶹ýhealth professions education. We have a unique mix of nationally recognized health professions programs — including Maine’s only medical and dental schools, plus nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more — so we are able to train our students to work collaboratively across disciplines to deliver team-based care to their patients. Collaborative health care is the gold-standard approach that is rapidly becoming the norm in clinical care settings.

Regional Leadership, Strong Partnerships

Being Maine’s #1 provider of health professionals means 鶹ýhas strong direct ties to the region’s hospitals, clinics, and practice settings, as well as to the business community and policy makers in Augusta. This network helps our graduates find employment, internships, and a welcoming community of colleagues and peers who provide a lifetime of support. 
 

An Even Brighter Future

In November 2022, 鶹ýbroke ground on the Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art learning facility on UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences. This center will serve as the new home for UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice. By centering all health professions programs around the Portland Campus, 鶹ýwill fully integrate its health offerings, creating a health sciences campus unlike any other in the region and enabling the University to expand its position as a national leader in interprofessional education.

Learn more about exciting changes on UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences

Leaders in Health-Related Research

At UNE, our leading programs in health sciences position you for a rewarding career in research, education, entrepreneurship, and beyond. We’re proud to be recognized as an R2 research university with a commitment to solving real challenges, where students have the opportunity to participate in research led by passionate, supportive faculty. Here, you’ll be able to make a difference inside the lab and out in the field.

Using Protein Polymers to Help Injured Spines

Explore Our Degree Programs

Dive into our graduate health professions degrees, and explore undergraduate pathways including Nursing, “pre-med” health sciences majors, and several combined undergraduate/graduate degree path offerings. For students who are already focused on a health-related career as they come out of high school, 鶹ýoffers several options that allow you to pursue your undergraduate and graduate degrees in a single accelerated program. These include Pharmacy, Medical Biology, Social Work, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, and our GradVantage program.

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