Jul 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions has a long-standing commitment to preparing professionals for service to the community. Our roots in the Greater Hartford area are deep, as demonstrated by the many partnerships with education, health, and community organizations we have built and nurtured over the years. Our mission is to provide inclusive, innovative, and engaging scholarly experiences and clinical opportunities that shape the next generation of leaders in the service professions. External affiliations are the key to integrating health and education with community engagement.

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions consists of four departments: Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Sciences that collectively  provide students with a comprehensive educational experience. Faculty members employ resources and facilities both on campus and within the community to facilitate students’ achievement of program learning outcomes.

Faculty members within the college hold professional and graduate-level degrees and have extensive practice experience. The small-class environment, combined with a personal advising and counseling system, allows each student to prepare successfully for a career in a chosen service-oriented profession.


Programs within the college are accredited through the appropriate nationally recognized agencies (see Accreditation and Memberships ) and use a wide variety of resources to provide the student with outstanding educational experiences that integrate classroom and clinical experiences.

Admission Requirements

General requirements and procedures for admission are given in here.

Each department within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions has its own admission requirements. Refer to department/program information for specifics.

GPA Standards

Each department/program within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions has its own GPA standards. Refer to department/program information for specifics. Students are expected to meet or exceed cumulative grade point average (GPA) and credit-hour requirements. Falling below these standards will result in academic probation.

Honors Program

For an overview of the University-wide Honors program and specific program requirements for ENHP students, see Special Academic Opportunities .

Degree Requirements

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions offers programs of study leading to the following undergraduate degrees: Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The requirements include three components: general education requirements for all baccalaureate degree candidates, including the University Interdisciplinary Studies program; courses in a major area of specialization; and a number of elective courses.

University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS)

Each student completes 1 course in each of the four following categories below. Each department will determine if any specific UIS courses are required in order to satisfy a particular category.

UISA: Artistic and Creative Expression [3]
UISC: Cultural and Historical Interpretation [3]
UISS: Social Context and Change [3]
UIST: Natural, Scientific, and Technological Exploration [3-4]

Transfer students will meet the UIS credit requirements, in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Fewer than 23 credits transferred  –  4 required
  • 24-53 credits transferred  –  2 required
  • More than 53 credits transferred  –  0 required

Students enrolled in the Department of Education must take at least one-half of their required UIS courses for a letter grade.

Intercollege transfers will be evaluated on an individual program basis for UIS requirements.

Elective Courses

In addition to credits required in general education and the major, students complete any remaining credits in unrestricted electives. They may, however, take no more than two courses in physical education for credit from courses that are labeled as PE 110  and/or PE 111 . Other academic courses in physical education may be taken for credit with the approval of the advisor and course instructor, or as part of a planned program.


Students in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions may elect to pursue a variety of minor options at the University of Hartford while completing their undergraduate degree. Minors are offered in a variety of academic disciplines and typically require a minimum of 15 credits. Pursuit of a minor should be discussed in consultation with your academic advisor. 

Teaching and Research Spaces

The Education Methods Lab houses state of the art equipment to create a supportive environment for students and faculty to engage in innovative learning, teaching, and scholarly activities.

The Esphyr Slobodkina Reading Room was donated to the University by Esphyr Slobodkina, Children’s author, illustrator, and artist. It provides a flexible space for children to read and be read to, for university students and faculty to interact on literacy course content and research, and for university and community members to discuss contemporary issues in elementary and early childhood education, especially those concerning reading and literacy.

The Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering and Health Professions  houses state of the art labs for nursing, exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy, where students can learn and practice skills and competencies required in their profession. Additionally, the Hursey Center is home to our Hartford Healthcare Immersive Simulation Center utilizes realistic life-simulating equipment to model, experience, and study clinical practice scenarios in a safe, supportive, and non-threatening learning environment. These experiences promote mastery of complex technical skills and procedures and develop critical thinking skills that are needed by future clinicians in areas such as physical therapy, respiratory care, and nursing.

Public Schools on Campus

The proximity of the schools facilitates collaboration among college and school students as well as teachers and professors. In turn, it greatly expands learning opportunities for University students in education and the health professions.

The University of Hartford Magnet School is a prekindergarten to grade 5 elementary school. It employs Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, which proposes that there are many kinds of intelligence that are important aspects of human capabilities. Therefore, in addition to linguistic and logical/mathematical intelligence, teaching also focuses on visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, musical, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligences.

The University High School of Science and Engineering opened a new, state-of-the-art building on the University of Hartford campus in 2009. The magnet school maintains a rigorous, inter-disciplinary curriculum with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is also an early college model that is focused on integrating high school students into the college experience through college courses, campus visits, and collaborative projects that expose students to higher-education options.