The Pacific University College of Health Professions offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as advanced graduate study, in a wide range of health professions, all designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare practice and health-related research.

At Pacific University, we are committed to an interprofessional model of learning. Our students work together across programs to better understand the complexities of the changing healthcare system and to learn to collaborate in the best interest of the individuals and the communities they will serve.

Our hands-on clinical experiences take place in our own practices and at many clinical facilities throughout our region, nationally and internationally. Our faculty members are engaged in collaborative research involving students at every level in efforts to discover better ways of promoting health and wellness in individuals and communities. Our numerous civic engagement opportunities offer our students the chance to care for underserved populations from Portland to Mexico to China while building the skills to provide compassionate care to a diverse base of clients.


Physician and Spanish healthcare interpreter talking with a patient.

The School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership is excited to offer a fully-online Spanish Healthcare Interpreter training program beginning this fall. The program is an innovative, online professional training opportunity for community members who are fluent in both English and Spanish to become qualified healthcare interpreters in Spanish in the state of Oregon. 

Students Dissecting Cow Eyeballs At Synapse Camp

The one-week program, held at Pacific in conjunction with the Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute's Area Healthcare Education Center, provides high school juniors and seniors a look at potential careers in healthcare through Pacific's health professions programs.

Please join us for our virtual open house event on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.