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. 


Nursing Pass Rate

for 2022 Graduates


of Students

Accepted to Dental School



Pass Rate for 2022 Graduates


of Students

Accepted into Optometry School


of Students

Accepted into Veterinary School

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State-of-the-art Facility

Brand New 23,075 square foot facility


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.

Health Professions graduates are employed at a variety of places, including:

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.

Health Professions

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Pathway to Pre-Dentistry

From Orientation Leader to Homecoming King and acceptance to an Ivy League graduate school, Taylor DeVine ’23 has experienced it all at Concordia.

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Emily Pekas

Administrative Assistant, Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions Exercise Science, Healthcare Leadership, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Science, Social Work