Monica MaraskaWelcome to the School of Health Professions and Natural Sciences

We are a dynamic student-centered learning community dedicated to helping you achieve your educational goals. The School provides unique learning environments for traditional and non-traditional students in the areas of biological, chemical and environmental sciences; health professions including nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy and occupational therapy assistant; exercise science and personal trainer; landscape and horticultural technology; teacher education specializations and public health.  These innovative degree programs incorporate traditional face-to-face teaching methods, hybrid instruction (both in class and online), as well as online distance learning technology.

Our programs are challenging and structured to recognize the needs of all the students. Our departments emphasize independent student learning and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Faculty maintain the highest standards of teaching whether in the classroom, laboratory or clinical setting and will share with you the enthusiasm they have for their disciplines. Our programs will prepare you for a variety of professional opportunities in each of the disciplines, as well as serve as transfer programs for careers that require additional scientific and healthcare backgrounds.

Teaching laboratories will provide you with hands-on experiences using state-of-the art computer technology, software, specialized equipment and simulation.  You will gain experience using the equipment and software encountered in health care and industry.  Our Landscape and Horticultural Technology Building emphasizes our commitment to conserving our natural resources through sustainable landscape design and management.

Please take some time to explore our site and learn more about the School of Health and Natural Sciences and its limitless opportunities for you!

Sincerely, Monica Maraska, MSN, RN, Dean