The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide the health care community with competent, compassionate individuals.
Located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula each Finlandia University College of Health Sciences (CHS) program curricula places emphasis on serving rural populations. Our faculty members are committed to delivering professional programs dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. We envision CHS as a leader of health sciences education in the Upper Peninsula. The health science degree programs within the college provide a strong educational foundation for the health care community with an emphasis on delivery of services in rural America.
The College of Health Sciences is committed to:
- Maintaining professional/regional/state accreditation for programs that necessitate such accreditation.
- Partnering with local and regional resources to provide excellent learning experiences for the student.
- Developing a solid reputation of providing an excellent foundation education in the various programs.
- Providing a forum for facilitating health sciences education to the external community of health care practitioners/managers/office personnel and the general public.
2016 College of Health Sciences Data
|Program Outcomes||Placement Rate||Exam Pass Rates|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||92%||93%|
college of health sciences News
News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Health Sciences
- July 3
PTA alumna, Brigitte LaPointe (’07), talks career success, sports on Leading the Pride
Leading the Pride is back and talking with Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Brigitte LaPointe (’07). LaPointe is originally from Baraga where she grew up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She ultimately came to Finlandia to study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and play for the women’s basketball team.
Following her passion for health and wellness, LaPointe also serves on the
- June 18
Upper Great Lakes hires 2007 nursing alum Jenny Bausano, NP
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) recently announced Jenny (Niileksela) Bausano (’07), Nurse Practitioner (NP), has been hired to join their team of family medicine providers at the Lake Linden Family Health Center.
Bausano was born in Hancock, and grew up in Chandler, Arizona. She relocated to the Copper Country during high school and graduated from Hancock Central High. Bausano earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Finlandia University. [...]
- May 28
Finlandia University Online RN-BSN Program Recognized for Affordability
Finlandia University has been named in the top 10 of the 2019 Most Affordable Online Christian Colleges for the online RN-to-BSN program by SR Education Group.
“SR Education Group has been publishing rankings of online colleges since 2009 and awarding scholarships since 2010. We pride ourselves on thorough research and fair assessment of all available online programs, with the hopes of helping students make educated decisions when choosing an online degree,” SR Education Group representative Adria Vaughn [...]
- June 18