School of Health Sciences
Explore, Expand, and Excel in the Field of Health Sciences
Interested in a career in healthcare, but not sure how to get started? Explore, expand, and excel in the possibilities of earning a degree in Health Sciences from Stratford University.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the need for health care management professionals will grow by 22%. Now is the time to prepare for an exciting career that offers many rewards.
At Stratford University, you can explore various career paths through degrees offered in the field of Health Sciences. Whether your goal is to obtain an associate or bachelor’s degree, Stratford’s School of Health Sciences will prepare you for the most versatile professions in health care. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the baby-boom population ages and society focuses on managing healthier lifestyles.
When you enroll at Stratford University, you receive more than an excellent education. You will expand your educational opportunities and become part of a caring extended family of professionals dedicated to helping you succeed.
There is great opportunity to excel by enrolling in your desired health science program. You will build the academic foundation and real-world experience to provide compassionate patient care. Our programs will help you:
- Obtain the skills and knowledge required to launch a career in the health science field;
- Develop an understanding medical terminology and the structure and functions of the body system;
- Build skills through hands-on practice in clinical hemodialysis and electrocardiography
- Learn best practices in medical billing and coding, the dispensing of medications, measuring vital signs, infection control, and assisting with clinical procedures
- Enhance your communications, active listening, monitoring, and time management skills;
- Engage in hands-on exercises in state-of-the art laboratories;
- Become familiar with the latest in medical technology;
- Build critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical skills; and
- Learn a holistic approach to providing health care in a diverse society.
Explore our program offerings and consider how Stratford can accelerate your career. You can begin your academic journey by earning an Associate degree to increase your marketability, gain specialized training to advance your current career, or pursue a bachelor’s or an advanced degree.
Stratford ‘s faculty is comprised of some of the top health care professionals in the field all of whom possess either a Nurse Practitioner degree, Master of Science in Nursing, a Ph.D. or other medical degree. These healthcare professionals are licensed by the State of Virginia and have expertise in specialty areas such as maternal child Health, medical Surgical nursing, and nursing policy. Because they are practicing professionals, they are able to apply theory and real-life scenarios to classroom instruction.
As a healthcare student at Stratford, you will obtain practical experience by engaging in on-site clinical experiences and accessing advanced technological resources that will help hone your talents in patient care. Through our internship program you can work in some of the top healthcare facilities, including Virginia Cancer Institute and James River Primary Care.
State-of-the-Art Learning Environments
Stratford offers learning environments that facilitate competency-based learning, testing and evaluation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Our School of Health Science is equipped with advanced medical teaching tools, such as the SIM mannequin and simulation labs—all designed for scenario-based training that will enhance your learning experience. In addition, we maintain small class sizes, which are ideal for lab activities and encourage collaboration and information sharing among students.
Healthcare Programs that Fit Your Busy Schedule
Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.