Daemen has long been distinguished by its high quality science and healthcare programs, the two most prominent of which are our Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies programs. These programs consistently elevate the visibility and distinction of our College and are highly competitive on the national scale. Our physical therapy program has a current Three Year Weighted Average Ultimate Pass Rate of 100% for first time pass rates on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), which is above both New York State and national averages. Beyond intellectual achievement, these marquee programs also play an integral role in producing highly qualified professionals who make up the exceptional pool of alumni that will support the College in decades ahead. In the last five years, ninety-nine percent of Physician Assistant program graduates were fully employed within six months, earning salaries well above the national averages of recent college graduates.
While our science and healthcare programs have long held great reputations in the marketplace, it is important to always be seeking ways to improve them to stay at the forefront of these fields. Physical laboratory spaces are an essential component of a science education, and Daemen has long provided high quality spaces. Of course, with time have come new advances that necessitate the College to make updates and renovations to the existing laboratory spaces to keep our programs as the student destination that they are.
Daemen seeks to make transformative improvements to our laboratory space to give our students new state of the art learning spaces in order to produce the greatest quality of research, discourse, and hands-on learning outcomes. These improvements will further allow us to meet and exceed the evolving needs of our student population in the sciences; the largest population of students on our campus and in our applicant pool. Enhanced laboratory settings help to recruit top scientific minds, both students and faculty, to Daemen, and ensure that we maintain our competitive advantage over peer institutions.