Health Professions


Undergraduate Programs

Community Health and Health Science

Students majoring in either Community Health or Health Science have access to many coveted internships, both on and off campus, including at prestigious hospitals, agencies, and organizations such as:

  • The American Cancer Society
  • Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc.
  • Northwell Health
  • Hofstra University Saltzman Community Services Center
  • Nassau County Department of Health
  • NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  • Hospice Care Network
  • American Lung Association
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Seaford Physical Therapy

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Israel Schwartz, director of the BS in Community Health and BS in Health Science programs.

Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Students majoring in Athletic Training or Exercise Science have access to internships at health and fitness centers; physical therapy and chiropractic clinics; personal trainer organizations; cardiac rehabilitation clinics; pulmonary rehabilitation clinics; strength and conditioning affiliations; elite athletic performance centers; and corporate wellness affiliations; as well as various colleges and universities, secondary schools, and other medical facilities.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Jayne Ellinger, director of the BS in Athletic Training program, or Katie Sell, director of the BS in Exercise Science program.

Graduate Programs

Master of Health Administration and Public Health Programs

Experiential learning for students in the Master of Health Administration and Public Health programs is facilitated through a culminating internship and an independent research project, which complements program coursework. Students choose from a variety of exciting internship placements, including hospitals; health institutions; physicians' offices; governmental health agencies; long-term care facilities; health insurance companies; pharmaceutical companies; and community-based advocacy, education, and services organizations. Moreover, many graduates find employment opportunities through their internship experiences and networking opportunities throughout their time in the programs.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Edward Coffield, director of the MHA program, or Isma Chaudhry, director of public health programs.

MS in Health Informatics

MS in Health Informatics students complete two 100-hour practicums during the program to obtain hands-on experience in many health informatics areas. Students are assigned to a health informatics team at one of the program's affiliated health systems and rotate throughout their assigned site working in a number of fields, such as electronic medical records, health information exchange and integration, and data analytics.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Nicholas Mercado, director of the MS in Health Informatics program.

MSEd in Health Professions Education

Students in the Master of Science in Education in Health Professions Education complete a four-day Residency Week, which provides an opportunity to synthesize and apply the principles and concepts from the program courses while participating in intensive, face-to-face classroom education- and leadership-focused activities with their peers.

The goal of Residency Week is to provide an intensive teaching and learning experience that complements the program curriculum with opportunities for face-to-face collaboration and hands-on learning, and deepens connections between learners and instructors.

For more information, please contact Alice Fornari, EdD, RDN, director of the MSEd Health Professions Education program.

MS in Occupational Therapy

Students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy must complete fieldwork under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist and have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across the life span consistent with the mission and goals of the practice setting.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Gioia J. Cani, director of the MS in Occupational Therapy program.

MS in Sports Science

Students in the Master of Science in Sports Science have access to internships at health and fitness centers; community, private, or university-based recreation centers; corporate fitness centers; military science and rehabilitation settings; cardiac rehabilitation, hospital, and medical/wellness centers; elite training facilities; professional, collegiate, and high school sports strength and conditioning programs; etc.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Jamie Ghigiarelli, director of the MS in Sports Science program.