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.