Category: Health Sciences

Health Sciences programs are led by experienced health practitioners and professional educators, and offers a variety of online programs that give many students a jump start with substantial credit for health credentials. Check for stories about exciting ways Excelsior has enabled alumni to achieve their career goals in health care roles.

Health Science Masters

The health sciences include multiple disciplines that focus on a better understanding of human health and the application of that knowledge to improve the delivery of healthcare. Graduate program students in the health sciences move on to jobs in clinical and non-clinical settings, including public health planners, health professions educators, health informatics technicians, quality assurance …

Adrienne Foderer, Ethics in Health Sciences

Adrienne Foederer’s background lies in both biology and law, which has allowed her to work in many different positions involving the judicial system and health care. She has brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to the HSC 312 Ethics of Health Care course she teaches at Excelsior College, giving her students an informative and …

Deloise Whitfled, Master of Science in Health Sciences

Deloise Whitfield plans to use her master’s degree in public health to help underprivileged communities

Deloise Whitfield’s passion is in helping other people. While in the military, she taught nutrition classes so others could better themselves, and now that she is a retired veteran working with the Department of the Army, she helps others through …

Shanique Berry, Ultimate Medical Academy Student

Shanique Berry Plans to Use Her Health Sciences Degree to Help Vulnerable Populations

Shanique Berry, of Tampa, Florida, wasn’t sure where her career path would lead because she had interests in several areas, including healthcare and business administration. It wasn’t until her current job as a financial aid officer at Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) that …

Limah Houston, phlebotimist, associate in health sciences

Muslimah Houston Plans to Advance in Her Career with an AS from Excelsior

Muslimah “Limah” Houston of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been a phlebotomy and medical assistant instructor for the past 15 years, but that’s not what she originally wanted to do. Her goal has always been to pursue nursing and so she is currently …

Kaneesha Rourke, Health sciences degree alumni

.large { font-size:3rem !important; } Kaneesha Roarke somehow always knew she belonged in the health care field. She decided to pursue higher education with Excelsior College to obtain a job in this career field, and although her educational journey has contained some hard obstacles to overcome, her dedication and support from instructors has helped her …

Woman with back turned in winter, suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder

Symptoms and Common Treatments for SAD

Some of you might be feeling like your sunny dispositions have taken a vacation, and you may be right. How you feel may depend on where you live, and a few other factors. You may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of …