Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)

HSEC outdoor renderingShaping the future of healthcare
New education facility will enhance teamwork among health professionals, preparing students to meet the changing needs of communities across Minnesota and around the world.

Opening in 2020, the new Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) is a state-of-the-art facility designed to transform health education in Minnesota. As one of the most comprehensive interprofessional education facilities in the country, HSEC will be the premier training site for tomorrow’s health professional.

Replacing old and outdated classrooms, HSEC will provide a unifying space for health science students and faculty, and promote teamwork across schools.  

HSEC will improve the student experience with:

  • active learning environments to replace traditional lecture halls
  • high-tech, high-touch simulation environments for learning and practicing in real-world conditions
  • places to connect, collaborate, and communicate across disciplines 

This new facility is vital as we prepare students and practicing health care professionals for an interprofessional, team-based approach to patient care.

HSEC outdoor rendering

About HSEC

The Health Sciences Education Center is designed to transform health education in Minnesota ​by moving from the lecture hall to active, team-based learning in the same type of small-group environments that students will encounter as practicing healthcare professionals.

Cabaret in HSEC building

Facility Details

At 202,000 gross square feet, the Health Sciences Education Center will be one of the most comprehensive interprofessional education facilities in the country when it’s completed in early 2020.

Rendering of IPL in HSEC building

History of HSEC

HSEC was created in response to the needs of the healthcare industry, and will ultimately improve care for patients across Minnesota by training all professions to work at the top of their license and to collaborate as teams.