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Empowering tomorrow's healthcare visionaries through integrated excellence

Mission-Inspired Excellence

For more than a century, Ƶ graduates have excelled in health-related roles, a legacy extended by the College of Health. This new dynamic platform empowers students with rich research opportunities, nurturing aspiring leaders in clinical and administrative healthcare spheres.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Students gain a Jesuit-infused education merging social context and global perspectives. In collaboration with the Boler College of Business and College of Arts & Sciences, this integrated environment equips students to navigate intricate patient needs within healthcare and chart their career paths.

Cleveland's Healthcare Nexus

Nestled in Cleveland, a global healthcare hub, we leverage partnerships with esteemed institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth. These close affiliations and proximity with professionals provide students with invaluable insights, research and networking opportunities.

Cultivating Holistic Healthcare Leaders with Compassion

At Ƶ University, the College of Health embodies the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, cultivating a new wave of healthcare leaders committed to comprehensive care. Emphasizing the fusion of physical and mental health, we prepare students to navigate the evolving healthcare landscape.

While housed within the College of Health, our healthcare curriculum extends its reach across all academic programs. We empower students university-wide to engage with healthcare perspectives.

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Addressing Workforce Shortages

More than 1,500 graduates of Ƶ University are currently working in healthcare-related fields.

The healthcare sector faces impending shortages of nurses and physicians. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a shortage of up to 195,400 nurses by 2031, while the Association of American Medical Colleges projects that physician demand is growing faster than supply, leading to a projected total physician shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034.

Academic Programs

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Our patient-centered education cultivates compassionate nurses as agents of positive change. Students grasp nursing as a scientific field, employing critical thinking and evidence-based practices to ensure safe, effective care.

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Undergraduate-level Exercise Science

Students work hands on with faculty in a state-of-the-art laboratory that allows them to collect data and develop and conduct research projects. Additionally, they engage in local community settings, supporting first responders' training for the physical demands of their roles.

Pre-Health Advising (Biology and Chemistry)

Our program guides students through Biology and Chemistry focuses, which have traditionally served as the path for graduates to pursue professional careers across the healthcare spectrum, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary care and pharmacy.

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Masters in Exercise Physiology

The customizable curriculum prepares students for careers in exercise physiology, encompassing skills in clinical, medical and research settings, as well as human performance, establishing skills related to coaching and sports science.

Graduate-level Counseling

The Department of Counseling offers master's degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, both CACREP-accredited. A concentration in Substance Use Disorders Counseling is also offered to students.

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Future Expansions

The College of Health will include the Student Health Center and the student-run EMS program, as well as future program offerings for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Undergraduate Major in Public Health (Fall 2024)

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Undergraduate Major in Healthcare Administration (Fall 2025)

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Master of Science in Nursing (Fall 2025)

Leadership

melissa cole - interim dean of college of health

Dean Melissa Cole, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CENP, spearheads the College of Health's inception. A national search for a permanent dean is ongoing, with an appointment anticipated in early 2024.

Alumni Outcomes in Healthcare