College of Health SciencesCollege of Health & Natural Sciences

Ready for rigorous training that prepares you for an ethical impact in the world? You can earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree through the College of Health & Natural Sciences. You will learn in small classes, online and in clinical settings with outstanding faculty who want to help you succeed. 

Prepare for Compassionate and Excellent CARe

You’ll work with dedicated faculty in classroom labs and on our 1,200-acre living laboratory on the Rindge campus. You’ll master core concepts in your field and learn discipline for research and investigation. Internships and projects with local partners give you a chance to apply your learning to current, real-world challenges. The College of Health and Natural Sciences prepares physical therapists, physician assistants and nurses to meet the highest academic standards in their fields while gaining practical, compassionate experience serving their communities. Our graduate programs are highly regarded for academic excellence, distinguished faculty, responsive staff, and opportunities for hands-on clinical experience.

As an undergraduate, you will study and research in the fields of health and environmental science.

As a graduate student, you will prepare to become a licensed, practicing healthcare professional.

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Bachelor of Science: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Biology Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts: On-campus (Rindge) or online
  • Bachelor of Science: Online

Explore Emergency Medical Services

  • Bachelor of Science: On-campus (Rindge)
  • Undergraduate Minor: On-campus (Rindge)
  • 3+2 Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway: On-campus (Rindge and Antioch University)
  • Master of Business Administration (Energy and Sustainability Concentration): Online
  • 4+1 Bachelor’s/MBA Pathway: Hybrid (Rindge and online)

Explore Environmental Science

  • Bachelor of Science: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Health Science

  • RN to BSN: Online
  • Master’s Entry Program: On-campus (Manchester)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Leadership or Education concentrations): On-campus (Manchester)
  • MSN/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree: Hybrid (Manchester and online)
  • Graduate Certificate (Nursing Education): Online

Explore Nursing

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: On-campus (Manchester or Goodyear)
  • 4+2.5 Bachelor’s/DPT Direct Admit: On-campus (Rindge and Manchester or Goodyear)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Bachelor’s Pathway: On-campus (Rindge)

Explore Physical Therapy

  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies: On-campus (Lebanon)

Explore Physician Assistant Studies


Meet the Dean

Meet Dean Pricilla Marsicovetere

Dr. Priscilla Marsicovetere joined Franklin Pierce University in 2017 as the Director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. Under her leadership, the program has seen significant growth, becoming one the University’s most competitive offerings. Dr. Marsicovetere is a strong advocate for healthcare access in rural and underserved regions, and recently helped secure Franklin Pierce a spot as one of 10 universities nationwide to participate in a pilot program to develop a standardized course of study for physician assistants to treat substance-use disorder. She also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Ottauqhechee Health Foundation.

Dr. Pricilla Marsicovetere

Meet Our Health & Natural Sciences Faculty

Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Natural Science Faculty

Natural Science News & Events

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