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 the current list of naming opportunities in the College of Health Professions Building, contact Linda Roush, Senior Director of Development, at 410-704-3540 or .

Project Updates & News

The building foundation is complete and structural framing is taking shape. Framing is progressing from the lower-level structures to the upper levels.

Traffic & Pedestrian Impacts

University Avenue will remain open throughout the project.  Pedestrians traveling east-west should use the University Avenue sidewalk or Tiger Way/Newell Avenue. North-south egress is available adjacent to Prettyman Hall or next to the Liberal Arts Building. Visit the construction map (PDF) for details.  

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


News

Progress moving quickly on Health Professions - 7/24/2022

University Ave. partially closed Dec. 27-29 - 12/21/2021

University Ave. Roadwork Dec. 5 & 6 - 12/3/2021

University Avenue Partially Closed This Morning - 11/17/2021

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. 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.

23,000

Shortage of health professionals in Maryland.

184%

Increase in undergraduate health professions enrollment since 1998.

30%

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

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