St. Bonaventure University

Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions

Graduate programs in physician assistant studies, occupational therapy and public health as well as undergraduate programs in nursing, health science and public health are designed to help meet the growing demand for skilled and caring health care providers.

Your career launchpad

From hi-tech facilities in our new $18 million home to in-demand graduate and undergraduate degrees, the Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions molds you into a skilled health care provider, and a compassionate one.

Undergraduate programs

    • RN to B.S. in Nursing
      A  two-year program, blending face-to-face and online instruction, enabling registered nurses to become baccalaureate prepared.

    • Dual Degree Nursing Program
      A blended campus program between partner schools SBU and Jamestown Community College in which students earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from JCC and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SBU.
    A nationally recognized major preparing you for immediate employment in the public health sector or graduate studies. A minor in public health is also available.

    Preparation for positions in health promotion or graduate studies

  • Graduate programs

      A 28-month professional degree program that prepares you for certification and a rewarding career as a PA.

      A 23-month professional degree program that prepares students academically and professionally for responsibilities and services as an occupational therapist.

      A 42-hour program that prepares students with a Bachelor of Science degree for rewarding careers as leaders in the public health sector.

      A 71-credit program that prepare a student with a Bachelor of Science degree to become a registered nurse.

    Consider our early assurance in public health opportunity

    Our Early Assurance in Public Health program enables qualified high school seniors who enroll in an undergraduate Bachelor of Science program to have a reserved seat awaiting them in our Master of Public Health program upon completion of their undergraduate studies. To learn more, click here

      Modern, state-of-the-art facilities

      St. Bonaventure's historic Francis Hall, home of the Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions, underwent a comprehensive $18 million renovation project in 2020-2021.

      Students working on a medical mannequin
      Built in 1951 to house seminarians attending St. Bonaventure, Francis Hall has been retrofitted over the years to serve a number of university needs, from student housing, classrooms and auxiliary dining facilities to offices for various departments.

      Its transformation into a home for the Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions is the biggest, most dramatic transformation to date. The months-long project included major exterior renovations as well as the gutting of interior spaces in order to construct classrooms and labs geared specifically for health-related programs.

      Three floors of the building are now utilized for the school.

      The garden level includes a new physical diagnosis lab — 3.000 square feet of space that includes three exam rooms, 20 clinic exam tables, and inpatient hospital style beds. This level also includes student locker rooms, laundry facilities and a student breakout room.

      The main floor houses academic offices and instruction space including modern, high-tech classrooms with computers, microphone and speaker systems, high-end web cameras, projectors and TV displays, and a number of group study spaces with TVs as well as laptop and wireless connections. There is enhanced WiFi throughout the facility.'

      The renovation project also included improvements to approximately 125 student residence rooms on the building's upper floors.

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