COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Sandra Gangstead, Dean
Martha M. Colvin, Associate Dean
The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide undergraduate and graduate programs in disciplines that emphasize health education, promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Liberal arts constructs permeate the health science curricula thereby enhancing an understanding of the diverse, changing and complex health needs and values of society. The College of Health Sciences encourages the University community to embrace the concept of health as multidimensional and to respect and understand the unique role holistic health plays in the quality of individual and community life. Holistic health is viewed as an integrated method of functioning, which incorporates the physical, psychological, spiritual, cognitive and sociocultural well-being of an individual or community. Optimal health is oriented toward maximizing the potential for which an individual or community is capable. The College of Health Sciences is committed to contributing to the optimal health of those who live and work in the University environment and to community partnerships that strive to ensure health. By engaging in the University’s liberal arts experience, College of Health Science graduates attain intellectual integrity, appreciation of diversity and commitment to the best for self, family, society and the world. In response, students emerge with a more comprehensive world view that promotes leadership, initiative, accountability, stewardship and ethical respect for self, others, and the ability to effect change in a dynamic society.
Admission to some programs in the College of Health Sciences is highly competitive and may be limited based on availability of qualified faculty and maintaining student to faculty ratios required by accreditation standards. All students may not be admitted. Specific guidelines for individual majors follow in each major program's overview.
Many agencies where clinical and practical experiences take place require students to undergo a criminal background check, urine drug screens and to meet the CDC standards for immunizations for health care professionals. Students desiring to enter a College of Health Sciences' major should consider these requirements. Agencies may refuse any student based on failure to meet these guidelines or other agency guidelines. Refusal of an agency to accept a student may delay or prevent a student from completing a program. Professional licensing boards may also refuse to license individuals who have committed certain criminal acts or other acts of moral turpitude.
DIRECTING INQUIRIES REGARDING GRADUATE EDUCATION IN HEALTH SCIENCES
- Inquiries concerning admission to graduate work in the University and majors in the health sciences should be directed to the Graduate Admissions Office, Georgia College, Campus Box 107, Milledgeville, GA 31061. E-mails can be sent to email@example.com.
- Inquiries concerning graduate programs in the School of Nursing should be directed to the Assistant Director, Graduate Programs, of the School of Nursing, Georgia College, Campus Box 063, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Contact the Assistant Director at 478-752-1074 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inquiries concerning the nature of graduate programs in Kinesiology should be directed to the Chairperson, Department of Kinesiology, Campus Box 065. Contact the Chairperson at 478-445-4072 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
- Inquiries concerning the nature of graduate programs in Outdoor Education should be directed to the Chairperson, Department of Outdoor Education, Campus Box 121. Contact the Chairperson at 478-445-1226 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inquiries concerning the nature of the graduate program in music therapy should be sent to the Chairperson of Music Therapy, Georgia College, Campus Box 067, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061. Contact the Chairperson of Music Therapy Programs at 478-445-2645 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
- Inquiries concerning the nature of the graduate program in art therapy should be sent to the Chairperson of Music Therapy. Contact the Chairperson of Music Therapy Programs at 478-445-2645 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inquiries concerning financial assistance, described in detail elsewhere in this catalog, should be sent to the Director of Financial Aid who can be reached at 478-445-5149.
- Inquiries concerning availability of graduate assistantships should be directed to the appropriate department Chair.
GRADUATE DEGREES IN THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Master of Science in Nursing: Focus Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Music Therapy