Katherine Beissner, PT, PhD
Dean, College of Health Professions
College of Health Professions
Welcome to the Upstate Medical University College of Health Professions (CHP). Our primary mission is to educate highly skilled health professionals who serve the needs of society in selected areas of health care.
Allied health professions constitute approximately 60% of all health care providers. At Upstate our ten allied health degree programs prepare graduates for rewarding careers that help to meet the health care needs of Central New York and beyond.
CHP students benefit from low in-state tuition, strong disciplinary and inter-professional education, a professional classroom atmosphere, and an outstanding faculty committed to providing innovative educational experiences. In keeping with the Upstate mission, opportunities for civic engagement are enhanced through our close ties with community agencies, with ample opportunities for volunteerism and service learning.
Through our close alliance with hospitals and clinics CHP students gain hands on experience applying their developing skills in real world settings. We affiliate with approximately 400 clinical sites to provide students with the depth and breadth of experience that helps build sound clinical reasoning and clinical proficiency.
Graduates of our programs are well prepared for careers in professions with excellent employment outlook. Our alumni have outstanding performance on credentialing examinations, with pass rates that exceed the national averages.Thank you for your interest in the CHP. We are proud of our students, faculty, and alumni and the impact they make on the health of the communities we serve.