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We are poised to transform the quality, safety, and affordability of health care. By combining technology and medicine, we seek to educate 21st century healthcare professionals, develop new patient-focused programs and systems, effectively assess community needs, and develop and apply innovative healthcare delivery practice.

Statistics

75%

More than 75% of CHST courses are taught by full-time faculty members.

80%

More than 80% of CHST graduates take advantage of experiential learning opportunities.

95%

More than 95% of graduates passed professional licensure exams on the first attempt.

150+

Affiliations nationwide for clinical internship sites. Among them is Rochester Regional Health, one of the largest health systems in Rochester, N.Y.

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Yong Tai Wang
Yong Tai Wang
Dean CHST
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Latest News

  • March 1, 2021

    artist's rendering of a theater and maker space on the RIT campus.

    RIT holds student contest to name the Innovative Maker and Learning Complex

    The Innovative Maker and Learning Complex will be a building like no other on the RIT campus, and an alumnus who is helping make it possible wants RIT students to give it a name to remember. A contest to name the building is for current RIT undergraduate and graduate students in good standing. Deadline for submission is March 13. Voting will begin March 18.

  • February 19, 2021

    environmental portrait of Yong Tai Wong.

    Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Yong ‘Tai’ Wang

    RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology began the year under new leadership with Dean Yong “Tai” Wang. Wang joined RIT in January from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.

  • February 5, 2021

    environmental portrait of Barbara Lohse.

    Popular tool for measuring child feeding practices scientifically validated by RIT researcher

    The best-practice approach, known as the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding, has now been rigorously tested and peer reviewed. The questionnaire will become a standard parent survey for professionals and researchers working in the early childhood development field, predicts lead researcher Barbara Lohse, director of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.

  • January 22, 2021

    current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Yellow (Moderate Risk)

    RIT COVID-19 Alert Level moves to Yellow

    After careful consideration, we have made the decision to move our alert level on campus from Orange to Yellow, meaning that the prevalence of the virus on campus remains a moderate risk. While this changes our alert level closer to where we all would like to be, we must continue to be extremely vigilant. We must not let our guard down.

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