Stephens College establishes Academy of Health Sciences

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 04 2014 Dec 4, 2014 Thursday, December 04, 2014 10:50:00 AM CST December 04, 2014 in News
By: Stephanie Sierra, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Stephens College has established their very own Academy of Health Sciences to promote interest in sciences and connect students with more opportunities to work in the healthcare industry.

Stephens has a history of science education and has recently expanded their programming. This year, Stephens announced the creation of a new Master of Physician Assistant program, scheduled to begin in 2016. In addition, students can now also earn a Bachelors of Health Science. 

Stephens College representatives say the academy will provide learning opportunities using strong academic and experiential curricula.

Programming will be available to K-12 through undergraduate students.

"We want to inspire a new generation of healthcare professionals interested in making the world a better place," Stephens President Dianne Lynch said. "The healthcare profession is a growing field, and we want to challenge students to explore these careers."

Debbie Brunner, who recently served as interim director of career services and previously worked as the education coordinator for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will now serve as executive director, working with an advisory board of professionals and faculty who will develop programming.

 

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