College of Health Sciences

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.

College of Health Sciences Data

ProgramYearsGraduation RateLicensure Pass Rates
1st time test-takers
Licensure Pass Rates
All time test-takers
Placement Rate
Physical Therapist Assistant2018-201989%78%89%97%

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Faculty and Staff

Anne HalgrenAdministrative Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Medical Assistant Program, Medical Billing and Coding ProgramFinlandia Universityanne.halgren@finlandia.edu906-487-7308
Cindy BlakeAssistant Professor of NursingFinlandia Universitycindy.blake@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7323
Fredi de YampertVice President for Academic Affairs; Nursing Program ChairFinlandia Universityfredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu906-487-7301
Irina SergeyevaDirector RN to BSN Program; Assistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universityirina.sergeyeva@finlandia.edu906-487-7354
Johnna TherrianAssociate Professor of NursingFinlandia Universityjohnna.therrian@finlandia.edu906-487-7322
Lori Sullivan
Lori SullivanAssociate ProfessorFinlandia Universitylori.sullivan@finlandia.edu906-487-7333
Mark MironAssociate Professor, NursingFinlandia Universitymark.miron@finlandia.edu906-487-7247
Nicole PolakowskiAdministrative Coordinator for Clinical Education, PTAFinlandia Universitynicole.polakowski@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7372
Pam BorsumAdjunct InstructorFinlandia Universitypam.borsum@finlandia.edu(906) 369-3994
Pam BrownPTA Program Chair/Assistant ProfessorFinlandia Universitypam.brown@finlandia.edu906-487-7368
Ryan BessoloAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universityryan.bessolo@finlandia.edu906-487-7357
Theresa Rajala-HalseyAssistant Professor, NursingFinlandia Universitytheresa.rajalahalsey@finlandia.edu906-487-7332


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