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A Message from the Dean

Katherine Beirren, PT, PhDKatherine Beissner, PT, PhD
Professor and Dean
College of Health Professions

Welcome to the Upstate Medical University College of Health Professions (CHP)! I am excited to invite you to explore our college and the diverse array of programs we have here. You will find that Upstate offers an immersive, challenging, and rewarding environment to pursue your health career education.

CHP faculty are committed to our students’ success and provide ample opportunity to develop strong clinical skills as health care practitioners. Hands-on learning begins early in each program of study and builds toward application in clinical settings. We are proud of our strong relationships with our clinical sites throughout New York State and beyond – almost 400 clinical site locations!

This is a great time to explore health careers opportunities, and CHP has much to offer. We are proud of our students, faculty, and alumni and the impact they make on the health of the communities we serve.