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Student Success

In an effort to maximize potential success and satisfaction for each student throughout a very challenging academic experience, the faculty and staff are committed to providing a high level of support and individualized attention every step along the way.

Orientation

Prior to the beginning of the fall term, Orientation is held for new students.  As part-time students, juggling the commitments of work and family, many of you will encounter challenges on the way to your degrees.  Orientation is just the first step in connecting with the team of people, including your fellow students, who will help you navigate as you embark on this exciting journey.

Advising

All students are assigned a faculty advisor. Students work together with faculty advisors to build an advising relationship that becomes an important element in an overall support system that enables them to meet and surpass their educational goals.  Prior to registration every semester, faculty advisors and students will connect, usually via email, to talk about enrollment in the upcoming term’s classes, as well as progress towards meeting the requirements for graduation.

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

Faculty Spotlight

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My own experience confirms my belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning. I know what it's like to take courses online and to make sacrifices to devote myself to my studies. But I also know the kind of opportunities education opens up.
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Ana Abad-Jorge

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management & Certificate in Health Sciences Management

After 27 years spent working with the most vulnerable of patients as a pediatric nutritionist with the UVA Health System, Ana decided to pursue her lifelong goal of teaching. She earned her doctorate in higher education and adult learning, and is now program director and assistant professor for the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management and Certificate in Health Sciences Management programs.

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Student Spotlight

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The faculty are deeply engaged on an everyday basis with their students. And interacting with classmates working in different parts of health care was eye-opening.
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Jackie Maier

BACHELOR OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN HEALTH SCIENCES MANAGEMENT

Like many SCPS students, Jackie saw her path to promotion blocked by the absence of a four-year degree on her resumé. As a licensed physical therapist assistant, she found that the health sciences program was a perfect fit for her interests and career aspirations. She was able to transfer credits earned in her applied science associate’s degree program, and is now well on her way to assuming a management role in her field.

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