Nazareth's diverse health and human services academic programs and patient clinics in our newly renovated, expanded building provide the best learning environment and clinic spaces among northeast colleges of similar size.

Interprofessional: Our institute's design fits our focus on learning and working together across professions — nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, art and music therapy, speech and hearing services, and social work. Students learn to work effectively as a team, communicate well, navigate across different cultures, and solve problems.

Research: Our facilities support student-faculty research and development to improve health outcomes and clinical practice.

High-quality community service: Patient-centered, evidence-based services are offered at no cost or low cost, across the lifespan. Students focus on quality improvement.

Clinics & Services

Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology

Creative Arts Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Social Work


    Care such as physical therapy transforms community members' lives.
    Students gain professional experience in new clinical spaces and collaboration-focused classrooms.
    Nazareth's clinics offer an array of wellness and rehabilitative services for children and adults.

    Institute Benefits Students and Clients

      Fast Facts About Naz

      • Nazareth clinic visits per academic year: more than 15,000
      • More than 1,100 students — more than one-third of Nazareth's enrollment — are pursuing a health or human service degree.
      • Students can complete a master’s degree in OT in five years, or a doctorate in PT in six years.
      • Nazareth's clinical outreach includes clinical placement relationships with 500 organizations around the country, outreach programs in the Rochester region, interprofessional collaborative practice opportunities on and off campus, and short-term service and learning trips with Health and Human Services faculty to IndiaEthiopia, Dominican Republic, and other places.

      “We like to hire Nazareth graduates. By learning to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and put the client at the center, Nazareth’s students are at the leading edge of the evolution in human services to be more integrated and person-driven. The ultimate benefit is to people with disabilities or injuries, who get better faster.”

      Marisa Favro-Geitner ’92, ‘95G, president and CEO of Heritage Christian Services, Rochester.


      Cathy Rasmussen directs the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute, 585-389-2776,