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Department of Pharmacy Practice

Commitment to Excellence and Innovation

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy Practice, a cornerstone of excellence in healthcare education and patient-centered care. Our department is committed to preparing students to become proficient pharmacists, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide optimal pharmacy care across diverse patient populations. Through innovative teaching methodologies, dedicated faculty, and cutting-edge research initiatives, we strive to foster critical thinking, professionalism, and leadership qualities in our learners.


The Department of Pharmacy Practice prepares learners, as a key member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, to provide optimal pharmacy care that will achieve positive outcomes in all patient populations. The department, which consists of a diverse and dynamic group of faculty, strives for excellence in teaching, pharmacy care, research/scholarly activity, and community service. Emphasis is placed on innovative methods to foster critical thinking, new knowledge and practice opportunities, professionalism, and leadership skills in learners needed for life-long learning.

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2023 Rho Chi Inductees

Western New England University Celebrates Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Induction

Western New England University's Epsilon Iota chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society celebrated the induction of nine outstanding members from the PY3 Pharmacy Class. The ceremony at Munich Haus in Chicopee, MA, emphasized the society's dedication to promoting pharmaceutical sciences and fostering fellowship among pharmacy students.

University News, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
OTD students with swimming buddies

OTD Students Buddy Up with Aqua Buddies with Springfield's Center for Human Development

Western New England University Doctor of Occupational Therapy students are enhancing the lives of young participants in the Aqua Buddies program, a collaboration with the Center for Human Development. These students provide aquatic therapy, fostering connections and therapeutic play, while gaining valuable learning experiences themselves.

University News, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
WNE OTD Graduate Kelsey Fitzhugh, OTD, OTR/L Receives Hand Therapy Fellowship with NYU

WNE OTD Graduate Receives Hand Therapy Fellowship with NYU

WNE graduate Kelsey Fitzhugh OTD ’21 has been awarded the prestigious Hand Therapy Fellowship at NYU. This 12-month program in New York City equips her to treat a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions while preparing for the Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) examination.

University News, Pharmacy and Health Sciences