Built on the college's strong history of educating sought-after health practitioners and administrators, the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions offers a trail-blazing approach that equips students with the expertise they need to become impactful health professionals.

The school’s undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and graduate programs prepare students for a diverse range of health-related career paths – from leadership to direct client or patient care. Courses are designed to emphasize collaborative ways of learning that directly mirror the team-based approaches used in most health professions organizations today. Faculty are well-connected to regional employers, providing access to stellar internship and practicum experiences. 



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Katie Heyer '19 | Pharmacy Student at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo

My advisors and professors were very knowledgable about a pre-pharmacy route. They helped me get to where I wanted to go. I'm very thankful for Concordia and what they provided. for me. It. was exactly where I needed to be.

Strengths of Concordia's Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions:

  • Nationally accredited programs in social work, dietetics, nursing, and long-term care administration.
  • Most faculty members bring both the highest degree in their discipline and professional experience.
  • Abundant opportunities for internships, practicums, and clinicals in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
  • High employment rates with many students placed in positions before graduation and a long and distinguished history of student placement in professional and graduate programs.
  • Some of the highest pass rates on licensure exams in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Heimarck Center | Opening Fall 2023

Get the first look at the future home of the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions.

Health Professions

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