Education & Training
Training the next generation of health professionals
We prepare the next generation of professionals who will improve the health of Minnesota’s families and communities. Our graduates provide leading-edge care to patients, conduct groundbreaking research to develop new treatments and cures, and help address major health issues facing our state and the world.
Providing students with high quality, innovative, interprofessional education
Veterinarian. Surgeon. Eye doctor. Dentist. Pharmacist. Nurse practitioner. Lab scientist. Public health nutritionist. And more—through our degrees and programs, you can gain the education you need for a full range of health careers. And you can continue that education through our professional development and continuing education programs.
Our students receive invaluable, real-world experience
Our students gather knowledge in the classroom and absorb critical life lessons from practitioners, patients, and community membes alike, instilling a sense of responsibility. Combined, our six academic areas have more than 7,000 students enrolled in 62 degree programs, and we granted 1,385 health professional degrees in 2016. We’ve established more than 1,500 clinical training partnerships across Minnesota, many of them in rural or underserved communities serving as training sites for our students.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Impacting the lives of Minnesotans every day by educating current and future veterinarians and biomedical scientists. We discover and disseminate new knowledge and skills while providing state-of-the-art veterinary services.
Center for Allied Health Programs
The Center for Allied Health Programs' is working to improve the delivery of collaborative care to the people of Minnesota by educating and training allied healthcare professionals. Our Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program and the Program in Occupational Therapy (OT) are training allied healthcare professionals to meet the increasing workforce demands.
Centers and Institutes
Centers and institutes in the health sciences offer a variety of courses, certificates, degrees, and programs — both in-person and online — spanning across the educational continuum from pre-med to postdoctoral.
I love the opportunity to work with professionals from multiple specialties.—Resident, Community-University Health Care Center
We are here to support you.
Interprofessional education is more than a buzzword to us. It's our reality at the University of Minnesota health sciences—and one of our biggest strengths. Students across health professions learn, work, and collaborate together. Just like they will when they graduate. We offer a variety of resources to support students' interprofessional experience.
The University of Minnesota’s health sciences curriculum trains our students for success within a changing health care landscape.
Specialized career center that helps undergraduate students, high school students, and adult learners explore health career options. Prepare for medical school and other health professional programs.
Support and services for health professions education, built on a culture of interprofessional collaboration and using the 1Health model.