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Westbrook College of Health Professions

The University of New England's Westbrook College of Health Professions prepares students to be leaders in their health care fields.

UNE is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission including medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and an array of allied health professions. The Westbrook College of Health Professions encompasses Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia, NutritionOccupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public HealthSocial Work and Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies.

Guided by faculty on the cutting edge of their disciplines, our students participate in clinical simulations, service learning activities, clinical rotations and other experiences that enable them to transition smoothly into the workforce upon graduation. 

Our interprofessional education initiatives prepare future health care professionals to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care. Students from across our different health professions programs work beside one another as they treat patients, participate in simulations and conduct research. As a result, each student comes to better appreciate the roles played by the other members of the health care team. 

Our Portland Campus is just minutes from Maine's leading hospitals and clinics, providing rich opportunities for students to carry the knowledge they gain on campus into the field. People from across Northern New England travel to Portland for medical services, and often their needs are met by UNE students.

W C H P Strategic Plan Graphic

Strategic Plan 2018-2023

See the Westbrook College of Health Professions’ mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities.

Download the wchp Strategic Plan (PDF)


UNE senior Nicole Penley works as an EMT with the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department and as a CNA
UNE senior Nicole Penley works as an EMT with the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department and as a CNA

Nursing student on front line of pandemic as EMT and CNA

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Nicole Penley (Nursing, ’20), was preparing for her weekend shift as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Southern Maine Health...


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