College of Health Sciences

About the College of Health Sciences

Welcome to Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences, which houses the University’s Genetic Counseling, Health Education, Physician Assistant, Public Health, and Physical Therapy programs.

Through evidence-based practice and project-based learning, these programs prepare health care professionals for success in a rapidly changing global environment, with applied and pro bono clinical thesis work, clinical rotations, international fieldwork, and multicultural assessment. The College also facilitates collaborative research and service-learning experiences locally and internationally. Graduates of our programs are at the forefront of their respective fields and employed with leading health organizations. 

We encourage students seeking their first professional degree and practitioners interested in expanding their expertise to explore our program offerings and discover how the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia can help you achieve your goals. If you have questions about any of our program offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Rebecca L. Craik, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy 

About the College

The College of Health Sciences programs include:

  • A Physical Therapy doctoral program ranked 20th in the nation. The Physical Therapy program features grant-funded research and leadership in postprofessional education. 
  • One of the nation’s largest Physician Assistant programs where students score in the elite 4th percentile on national board exams. The Physician Assistant program is offered both in Glenside, Pa., and Christiana, Del. 
  • One of the largest Genetic Counseling programs in the nation.
  • A Master of Public Health program with joint degrees with four other Arcadia programs.
  • Many faculty in the college have established prominent national reputations through research, publications and service.
Campuses and Centers 
Mission & Vision

Unit Mission: The College of Health Sciences is committed to the advancement of the health and well-being of humanity.  Emerging from the long and proud history of Beaver College as a primarily teaching institution, the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Health Science are dedicated to educating the next generation of healthcare providers as clinicians, researchers, and professional leaders.  We are committed to the ideals of the Arcadia promise, a distinctively global, integrative and personal education focused on expanding the science of health through the promotion of knowledge, discovery of new ideas, and delivery of care beyond the traditional or geographic boundaries.  To achieve these goals, the members of the Arcadia University College of Health Sciences embrace the education and scholarship of the science of health from the classroom into the world, by embracing both the discovery of new knowledge and the integration of existing knowledge through evidence-based practice.

Unit Vision: The College of Health Sciences will be a recognized international leader known for its high-quality education, integrated clinical experiences and community-based internships, innovative scholarship, and service to humanity to reduce global health disparities.

Dean's Office

Rebecca L. Craik


Kathleen M. Curotto

Administrative Manager

Margaret L. Longacre

Associate Professor, Chair and MPH Director

Assistant Dean of Research

Shailesh S. Kantak

Assistant Professor

Research Fellow

Alyson Fowler

Associate Faculty

Coordinator of Interprofessional Education (IPE)

Thomas A. Egan

Project Manager for Hybrid Education

College of Health Sciences Advisory Council

Advisory Council Members


The mission of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) Advisory Board to guide, promote, advise and support the College in its effort to achieve it mission and to continually improve the quality of education to meet market place needs.

  • Advising the College, through the Dean, on issues that impact mission and strategy
  • Serving as a sounding board on planning issues, new programs, and activities
  • Serving as an advocate for the College’s interest with the external community
  • Assisting in acquiring resources and fund raising in support of the mission