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About the Touro College School of Health Science

Touro College is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher and professional education. The College was established primarily to perpetuate the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community in keeping with the historic Judaic commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions.

Established in 1972, the School of Health Sciences embodies the universal aspect of the College’s mission of contributing to the building of a better society for all through educational opportunities. The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to provide programs in a broad range of allied health professions and the medical sciences, and to produce graduates who will positively impact the health care in their communities, through clinical excellence and scholarly contributions. The academic mission of the School of Health Sciences is characterized by the pursuit of academic rigor and integrity, excellence in instruction, intellectual accomplishment, and research. The learning environment, balancing academic tradition with innovation, is conducive to the exchange of ideas, encouraging scholarship and respect for, and appreciation of, differing viewpoints.

The School of Health Sciences has grown considerably since its inception and remains at the forefront of significant developments in health care education. The School of Health Sciences is committed to the mission of making professional education accessible to students of all backgrounds, with programs offered in multiple locations and innovative formats. Although based in Bay Shore, Long Island, the School of Health Sciences also offers programs at the Touro main campus in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, in two locations in Brooklyn, and at an extension center at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, Long Island.

Mission and Vision

The School of Health Sciences was established to embody the universal aspect of the College’s mission by offering professional and graduate programs in the allied health and medical sciences. The School emphasizes academic achievement in the context of a supportive and caring environment.

The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to provide programs in a broad range of allied health professions and the medical sciences, and to produce graduates who will have a significant influence on health care in their communities. The academic mission of the School of Health Sciences is characterized by the pursuit of academic rigor and integrity, excellence in instruction, intellectual accomplishment, and research. The learning environment, balancing academic tradition with innovation, is conducive to the exchange of ideas, encouraging scholarship and respect for, and appreciation of, differing viewpoints.

The vision of the School of Health Sciences is to positively impact the health of the people of New York and the surrounding region. Through leadership in allied health programs, clinical training, and research and scholarship by faculty and students, the School also endeavors to contribute to the body of knowledge of the allied health professions and the community.

Accreditation

Touro College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York in June 1970.

Touro College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (Tel: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

This accreditation status covers Touro College and its branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Paris, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Florida.

Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda CA 94501 (Tel: 510-748-9001).

The Physician Assistant programs are accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The Occupational Therapy and the Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-3425, (301) 652-2682.

The Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, (301) 296-5700.