Health Sciences Simulation Center

Health Sciences Simulation Center: Opening August 2021

Renderings of the new Health Sciences Simulation Center by Lavallee Brensinger Architects

The College of Health and Human Services is committed to providing high-quality education and preparing the future health care workforce for New Hampshire and beyond. This Fall, the new Health Sciences Simulation Center will open to both returning and incoming UNH students in health profession majors. 

read the UNH Today article about the Health Sciences Simulation Center

The College of Health and Human Services’ Health Sciences Simulation Center will provide enhanced educational opportunities for students majoring in health and human services areas, including nursingoccupational therapy, communication sciences and disordersathletic training and health sciences

The Center will provide the next level of education, bringing students and faculty together in a high-tech environment, ensuring that students are maximally prepared and competent. 

  • Exterior of new Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Exterior view of the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Exterior view of the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Exterior view of the Health Sciences Simulation Center

With major funding support from the State of New Hampshire, the University System and UNH, construction of the Health Sciences Simulation Center got underway in Fall 2020, and will be comprised of more than 20,000 square feet. The Center will house 35 offices, learning classrooms and fully equipped simulation labs that mimic hospital, clinic, primary care and other health care settings, giving students the experience of practicing in a setting with real equipment and technology.  

  • One of the Health Sciences Simulation Center's learning labs
  • Simulation lab in the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Simulation lab in the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Simulation lab in the Health Sciences Simulation Center

Common spaces will allow students from across disciplines to discuss simulation cases and share learning from their respective fields. These settings further strengthen the interprofessional relationships that students will continue in their careers after graduation. 

"Interprofessional education promotes a deeper understanding of each health care provider’s role for patient care, and how those roles blend together to create a truly comprehensive health care team.”
Josh Routhier, OT ’21

  • Common area in the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Common area in the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Common area in the Health Sciences Simulation Center
  • Common area in the Health Sciences Simulation Center

Construction Updates

  • Aerial view of Health Sciences Simulation Center construction

    Aerial view of the building on March 11, 2021

  • Aerial view of Health Sciences Simulation Center Construction on March 11 2021

    The center structure consists of the classroom and skills labs, and will be roofed in by the end of March.

  • aerial view of health sciences building construction

    Aerial view of the building, February 24, 2021. Walls are up and roofing in is in progress.

  • Aerial view of the health sciences building construction

    A closer up aerial view of the building from February 24, 2021. 

  • Health sciences simulation center construction photo February 12, 2021

    February 12, 2021: Construction is on track to be completed for the Fall 2021 semester. Here is a view from the west side of the building.

  • Health sciences building construction update February 4, 2021

    February 4, 2021: The weather has been (mostly) cooperating and the walls are going up. 

  • Health Sciences building construction update February 4, 2021

    February 4, 2021: View from the west side of the building. Roof is next. Gregg Hall can be seen in the background. 

Flyover - March 11