Adventist University of Health Sciences’ mission is to prepare students to engage in Healthcare as Ministry. This is the philosophy that true wellness is achieved through medical care and healing relationships that speak to people’s minds, bodies, and souls.
A private, Seventh-day Adventist institution. Affiliated with Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System.
Orlando, Florida, next to the main campus of Florida Hospital. Another site is located in Denver, Colorado at Porter Adventist Hospital.
Adventist University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
1913: Florida Hospital began first nursing program 1962: Florida Hospital began first radiography program 1992: Florida Hospital College founded 1994: First graduation 1996: Initial SACS accreditation 1998: SACS accreditation to offer bachelor’s degrees 2001: First distance education program 2003: The Grace Fund founded 2008: SACS accreditation to offer master’s degrees 2009: First classes in Denver via video conferencing 2012: Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences renamed Adventist University of Health Sciences
Grace Fund: Since 2003, more than $360,000 has been distributed from the Grace Fund to students with financial crisis, which translates to about 750 students helped. Service: Service-learning and mission trips are a large part of campus life. Just a few of the University’s projects in 2012 include: Autism walk fundraiser, mission trip to Costa Rica, wellness fair, ergonomic assessments, the Hope Clinic, soap drive, books for Bithlo.
According to PayScale’s 2012-13 College Salary Report, 97 percent of Adventist University graduates believe their work makes the world a better place, the highest percentage in the study. A total of 1,058 schools were included, 77 percent of schools in the U.S. with more than 2,000 students. In 2012, Florida Campus Compact awarded David Greenlaw, President of Adventist University, the Thomas E. Gamble Service Legacy Award, recognizing his lifetime and legacy of service. In 2012, the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) recognized Charlotte Henningsen, chair of the Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, with the Distinguished Educator Award.
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Academic calendar: Trimesters Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Enrollment: 2,293 Student to faculty ratio: 19 to 1 Percentage of students helped with financial aid in 2012-2013: 68 percent
Associate of Science Programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Occupational Therapy Assistant Pre-Professional Studies Radiography Bachelor of Science Programs: Biomedical Sciences Health Sciences Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing Master’s Programs: Nurse Anesthesia Occupational Therapy Healthcare Administration Online Distance Education Programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography RN to BSN Program Radiologic Sciences
Projected Dates of Future Programs 2015: Doctor of Physical Therapy Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Master of Physician Assistant 2016: Doctor of Pharmacy
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