Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences

Team-Oriented Healthcare Education

Emphasizing interprofessional healthcare education in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings, students work across traditional program boundaries to prepare for real-world work scenarios. Our research-focused, social justice-oriented healthcare programs have been at the forefront for more than 100 years, and our graduates are consistently in demand with top employers. Programs include nursing, exercise and sports science, health informatics, occupational and physical therapy, physician assistant studies, public health, and more.

Interim Dean Sean Fitzpatrick
Dean of Health Sciences
Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Degree Programs

College for Adults

Community Health Worker, Certificate
Classes meet: Evenings

Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS
Classes meet: Online, with in-person labs and fieldwork

Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS
Classes meet: Weekdays

Physical Therapist Assistant: Degree Completion, BA or BS
Classes meet:  Online

Public Health, BA or BS in College for Adults
Classes meet: Evenings and weekends

Radiation Therapy, BS
Classes meet: Daytime (major courses), evenings, weekends, and online (other courses)

Radiography, AAS
Classes meet: Daytime (major courses), evenings, weekends, and online (other courses)

Social Work, BA or BS in College for Adults
Classes meet: Evenings and weekends, with hybrid courses

Graduate College, cont.

Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional) OTD-PP
Format: Online

Physical Therapy (DPT)
Format: Weekdays

Social Work (MSW)
Format: On-campus and hybrid courses

Collaborative Education Across Healthcare Disciplines

Patients today receive care from an array of healthcare practitioners. Care teams can include physicians, nurses, radiographers, therapists, and more. To prepare for this team-oriented environment, you will work across traditional boundaries of your healthcare program.

Regardless of your specific interest in healthcare, St. Kate’s provides a mission-centered education where the goal is to become not only competent in your profession, but to grow into an outstanding and compassionate healer.

Technology and Transformational Healthcare

In dedicated lab spaces with experienced faculty and staff, you will have access to advanced technology at the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health that will help you learn quick thinking and practical care delivery.

The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health’s simulation department offers robust interdisciplinary opportunities where you can learn and practice technical and cognitive skills in controlled environments using virtual reality, screen-based, mannequins, video, and scripted actor scenarios.

Your 21st century healthcare education wouldn’t be complete without a thorough understanding of electronic records – through coursework and clinical education at St. Kate’s and onsite with community partners. You will learn how effective care delivery and health information intersect to benefit patients and public health.

Learn more about the Institute of Simulation and Interprofessional Learning (I-SAIL)

Clinical Training and Community Partnerships

Learn how you can help transform healthcare delivery when you participate in a meaningful and relevant clinical education with one of our partner organizations. The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health has forged partnerships with Allina Health Systems, Fairview Health Services, HealthEast Care System, HealthPartners, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), and North Memorial Health Care, to name a few. Additionally, we have affiliation agreements with more than 1,300 healthcare and community health organizations, including 2,600 active sites in 48 states. These organizations will help extend your education into the real world with real patients.

Students, faculty, and alumni of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health actively serve the community and bolster human health and wellness in the same tradition as the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. This work translates to a richer experience for students who serve alongside faculty and alumni mentors or who hear about their first-hand experiences in the classroom.

Preceptor Resources

Healthcare Student Immunization

As the population ages, healthcare professionals will be needed to care for our senior citizens. Through programs like the Nursing (MSN/DNP): Nurse Practitioner - Adult Gerontology, graduates will assume an advanced practice role in the provision of primary healthcare to adults of all ages. work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, ensure continuity of services across the continuum of settings (home, long-term care, transitional care, acute care, clinic, and residential), and act as an advocate for the client in the healthcare system.

Additionally, the Women’s Health Integrative Research (WHIR) Center's Katies for Aging Research and Equity (KARE) — an integrated, multi-year research education program — supports underrepresented minority students to study, challenge, and reimagine systems to promote healthy aging and longevity for all. Through wrap-around student support, interdisciplinary education in longevity and aging, and mentored research opportunities, KARE scholars will be well prepared to be the next generation of leaders in health disparities research across the lifespan.

For additional ways that our faculty, staff, and students serve our aging population, visit the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health individual program webpages or the Center for Community Work and Learning.

Another bedrock value of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health is a commitment to promote health among underserved and immigrant communities. Through these opportunities like those listed below, you can serve those vulnerable populations during your clinical experience.

The SMMART (St. Mary's Medical and Rehabilitative Therapies) Clinic is a collaboration between the St. Mary’s Health Clinics and St. Catherine University, with the goal of providing exemplary care to underserved and uninsured patients by an interprofessional team of St. Catherine University students, staff, and faculty.

Bear Care Health and Wellness Clinic
A St. Catherine University partner staffed by an interdisciplinary team of St. Kate students, staff, and faculty, the Bear Care Health and Wellness Clinic is a free school-based health clinic that serves uninsured and underinsured children in the Minnesota’s White Bear Lake Area School District.

Center for Community Work and Learning
The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health faculty and students also partner with the University’s Center for Community Work and Learning, which facilitates meaningful community engagement through course-based work, scholarship, and student employment. Students are provided with opportunities to practice critical and creative thinking, living out St. Kate's values of social justice and leadership.