College of Health Professions Building

TU’s state-of-the-art hub for healthcare research and practice is opening in summer 2024. 

Towson University is building a new home for its renowned College of Health Professions programs. Located along University Avenue on the campus’s academic core, the 240,000-square-foot building will contain:

  • 19 collaborative classrooms
  • 10 specialty labs facilitating hands-on learning in nursing, occupational therapy, pediatrics, anatomy, health assessment and more
  • 10 patient exam rooms
  • 8 speech and audiology research labs
  • 6 specialty simulation labs and an acute care multi-patient simulation environment, and
  • a 300-seat auditorium

Expanding Opportunities

The $175 million building will bring almost all of TU’s Health Professions programs together under one roof, including the state‘s only accredited occupational therapy program and Maryland's second-largest baccalaureate nursing program. When it opens in summer 2024, its state-of-the-art facilities will expand high-tech simulation opportunities and its collaborative spaces will strengthen interprofessional education.

The building will advance health and wellness in form and function, incorporating sustainable materials and design elements to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Your Support is Needed

With your support, our health professions students will learn together in a modern educational center designed to mirror today‘s high-tech, high-touch clinical practice. For information about naming opportunities in the College of Health Professions Building, contact Linda Roush, Senior Director of Development, at 410-704-3540 or .


  • Auditorium, 1st Floor
  • Concourse, 2nd Floor
  • Simulation Suite, 6th Floor


  • Commons (L shaped), 1st Floor
  • Acute Care Simulation Center, 6th Floor


  • Café, 2nd Floor
  • Outpatient Practicum Area, 6th Floor
  • Multipatient Simulation Lab, 6th Floor


  • South Commons Lobby, 1st Floor
  • Grand Staircase, 2nd Floor
  • Tiered Classrooms (2) (120 seats), 2nd Floor


  • West Commons Lobby, 1st Floor
  • Audiology Suite, 3rd Floor
  • Foundational Skills Labs (2), 5th Floor
  • Health Assessment Labs (2), 5th Floor


  • Rooftop Therapy Gardens (3), 5th/6th Floors
  • Dean's Suite, 6th Floor


  • Large Active Learning Classrooms (13) (50-80 seats), 2nd-4th Floors
  • Large Conference Rooms (2), 3rd/4th Floors
  • Executive Education Board Room, 6th Floor
  • Labor and Delivery Simulation Suite, 6th Floor
  • NW Café Terrace, Outside
  • SW Café Terrace, Outside
  • Computer/Specialty Labs, Various
    • Activities of Daily Living OT Practice Lab
    • Anatomage Lab
    • Audiology Diagnostics Lab with Sound Booths
    • Makerspace Media Lab
    • Medical Surgery Labs (2)
    • Mental Health Lab
    • Occupational Therapy Pediatric Lab


  • Small Classrooms (6) (30 seats), 2nd-5th Floors
  • Prebriefing Rooms (2), 6th Floor
  • Medical Simulation Rooms (5), 6th Floor
  • Dean's Conference Room, 6th Floor

Project Updates & News

The building design is complete and the project has broken ground. Site work is underway.

Traffic & Pedestrian Impacts

Detours are in place to direct pedestrians around the project site. Individuals traveling east-west should use the University Avenue sidewalk or Tiger Way/Newell Avenue. North-south egress is available adjacent to Prettyman Hall and the Liberal Arts Building. With the permanent closure of the Glen Esk parking lot, drivers should use York Road and Burke Avenue to travel between University Avenue and Newell Avenue. University Avenue will remain open throughout the project. Visit the construction map (PDF) for details.

If you have limited mobility and are having difficulty navigating around the project, please call 410-704-RIDE (7433) and a TU Paratransit will help get you where you need to go.


Towson University hailed as 'truly the future of health care' at CHP groundbreaking - 10/7/2021

TU Construction News - 9/1/2021

Construction Update: Temporary Sidewalk Closure - 8/16/21

Construction brings exciting opportunities - 7/5/21

Construction Update: Glen Esk Access Rd - 6/22/21

New College of Health Professions building to break ground this summer - 4/20/21

Filling the Gap

Towson University is the largest provider of health professionals in Maryland. Demand for programs far outpaces the seats available, and space restrictions limit the college to enrolling just 18 percent of applicants in high-demand programs. As of fall 2020, the College of Health Professions enrolls nearly 4,500 students—a 184 percent increase since 1998. At the same time, Maryland faces a statewide shortage of qualified health professionals. The new College of Health Professions building will help address Maryland’s workforce shortage, preparing TU graduates to step up in these critically needed roles.


Shortage of health professionals in Maryland.


Increase in undergraduate health professions enrollment since 1998.


Of the USM’s health professions bachelor’s degrees come from TU.

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