School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences is an interprofessional school featuring seven professional studies departments: Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Health Informatics and Information Management, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant (under development) and Social Work. Together, these departments offer a wide range of bachelor's and master's degrees as well as the doctor of physical therapy degree. These departments build upon the College's core liberal arts education to prepare graduates for practice in their chosen healthcare profession.

Experienced Faculty

Faculty members in each of the professional departments in the School of Health Sciences are not only academically prepared to teach, but also have significant professional practice experience. This combination of professional experience and academic preparation allows faculty to offer students rigorous academic program content as well as understanding the application of this content in the context of real-world professional practice.

Undergraduate Areas of Study

Graduate Areas of Study

Meet the Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Dean Bruce Loppnow joined St. Scholastica in 2016. He earned a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University.

His B.A. degree is in geography and his M.S.H. is in healthcare administration.

Bruce has extensive experience as a hospital executive in Wisconsin, as well as substantial higher education experience as a faculty member and administrator.

Bruce Loppnow can be contacted at (218) 733-7033 or


The School of Health Sciences
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

Bruce Loppnow, PhD, MSH, Dean

News & Events

Physician Assistant program in development

The College's Board of Trustees has approved the development of a Physician Assistant (PA) Master's Program.

The program will accept students in in the Fall of 2017 pending all accreditation processes and approvals pending achieving accreditation-provisional status.

Visit our M.S. Physician Assistant page for more information.