World class training for helpers and healers.

Professionals in health and human services are usually driven by a unique gift — a desire to serve humanity in a way that takes strength, tenderness, insight, and empathy.

Anani Serbeniuk

Anani Serbeniuk '18, communication sciences and disorders

Anani Serbeniuk pursued speech therapy because a speech language pathologist was so helpful to her son. Read about Serbeniuk’s experiences transferring to Nazareth.

Become a Leader

Complete a minor in analytics to learn to analyze and solve questions — such as where a health care network should invest resources for preventive health to lower costs and improve outcomes.

Defying the Odds

    Students and clients benefit from the hands-on clinical experience.

    Helping the Homeless

    During Project Homeless Connect Rochester, Nazareth social work students and faculty match struggling people with the help they need to get back on their feet.

    Tinisha Baxter

    Tinisha Baxter ‘17, nursing and public health

    It bothers me to see people suffer,” says Tinisha Baxter ‘17, who’s completing her bachelor’s in nursing degree.

    Personalized care

    The Democrat and Chronicle reports that as part of post-stroke rehabilitation, client Doug Volland improves his speech by dictating recipes for a food blog to a speech-pathology student. The blog was the idea of a Nazareth student, building on Volland's love of cooking. Volland gets physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services at Nazareth's clinics.

    Conner Burry, Music Therapy

    Conner Burry '17, music therapy

    Music therapy student shares his experience in the clinics, classes and hands-on experiences >>

    Clubs and Organizations

    Take part in a club or organization on campus, such as:

    • Association of Social Work Students
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders Association
    • Community Youth Development Collective
    • Nursing Club
    • Physical Therapy Club
    • Student Occupational Therapy Association
    Kelsi Barnholt, Nazareth College, Occupational Therapy

    Kelsi Barnholt '18, occupational therapy

    "In high school, I was a volunteer. At Nazareth, I consider myself an active citizen." Read about her experience »

    Partner with Special Olympics

    Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College, opening fall 2019: This indoor field house is for both intercollegiate/intramural athletics and for partnering with Special Olympics for training, events, and improving the health status of people with intellectual disabilities. Building fly-through video and details »


    A Digital Revolution in Treatment Technology

    Faculty and students in communication sciences and disorders use technology in innovative ways to enhance client treatment.

    Liz David, Global Service,

    Global Service

    Nazareth nursing and social work students travel to Belize and Kerala to take part in international service learning.

    Clinicals in the community

    Nazareth communication sciences and disorders students design and execute community programs, such as the partnership between the School of Health and Human Services and Mary's Place.

    TEDx Talk with Cathy Rasmussen, speech language pathology

      Dr. Rasmussen explains cued speech and how it could help you make a better connection with others.
      Professor Lisa Durant-Jones loves working closely with students.

      Helping Patients Transform

      Lisa Durant-Jones, professor of communication sciences and disorders

      "Some people think that in a professional program, you just learn a set of skills. But our students get so much more. They learn to understand the rich theory, research, and knowledge base behind what we do with our clients. They begin to value diverse perspectives and approaches. Often they see that there is not simply one right answer." 



      Questions, concerns, or just want to know more about life and learning at Nazareth? Request info »



      Stop by for a class, a tour, or an overnight. We'd love to show you what Naz is all about. Schedule a visit »



      Ready to get started at Nazareth? Apply online using the Common Application. Apply today »