About

Our Mission

RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology is poised to transform the quality, safety, and affordability of health care. By combining technology and medicine, the college seeks 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. The College of Health Sciences and Technology will build on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences. Students will gain advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in experiential learning environments. These experiences will prepare students to serve humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to, and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or applied translational biomedical research.

By the Numbers

Enrollment
Undergraduate 579
Graduate 77
Male 141
Female 514
Diversity
Asian 10.5%
African-American 6.6%
Hispanic 4.9%
Mixed Race 3.1%
Deaf/Hard-of-hearing 6%
Faculty
Full-time Faculty 26
Research and visiting Faculty 2
Postdoctoral Fellows 2
Clinical Psychology Interns 5
Staff 16
Degrees Offered
Certificates 4
Bachelor’s Degrees 5
Accelerated Dual Degrees (BS/MS) 1
Advanced Certificates 1
Master’s Degree (MS and MFA) 2
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Rankings and Recognition


The College Choice of the Best Ultrasound Technician Schools ranked RIT’s BS in diagnostic medical sonography No. 10 on a list of the top 25 schools that offer four-year programs in ultrasound.


College of Health Sciences and Technology ranked No. 40 for the physician assistant program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

About the RRH Alliance

In 2008, Rochester Institute of Technology formed a strategic alliance with Rochester General Health System. Now Rochester General has joined with Unity Health System and other regional providers to form Rochester Regional Health, and the Alliance with RIT is stronger than ever.

Capitalizing on both organizations’ unique and special strengths, the alliance is dedicated to innovation in medical care, education and research for the betterment of individuals in our institutions and the greater community.

RIT is Rochester Regional Health’s official academic affiliate, and Rochester Regional is the university’s official affiliated clinical partner. We work together to improve the quality and cost of healthcare delivery, and to demonstrably improve the health of the people of Western New York and the Finger Lakes.

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