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
As reported to CAPTE (PTA Accreditation Agency) and CCNE (Nursing Accreditation Agency), respectively.
|Program||Years||Graduation Rate||Licensure Pass Rates|
1st time test-takers
|Licensure Pass Rates|
All time test-takers
|Physical Therapist Assistant||2021/2022||73%||47%||82%||80% to date|
|* As reported on the annual nursing and PTA graduate surveys.|
college of health sciences News
News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Health Sciences
- May 11
Relive Graduation Day 2023 at Finlandia University | Photo Gallery & Livestreams
Finlandia University held its final Spring Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 7, honoring 92 graduates in the Class of 2023. Following commencement, a commendation service was held for Finlandia University students, staff, faculty, alumni, neighbors and friends, commending the University and its 126 years of service.Full High-Res Photos from Spring 2023 Commencement:
Founded in 1896 as Suomi College, Finlandia University held its final spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 7, honoring 92 graduates in the Class of 2023. In March, the University announced the decision to dissolve the institution and not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Delivering the welcome address was Board Trustee Stephen Nikander, whose great-grandfather founded the institution and whose grandfather served [...]
- May 3
Where to livestream Spring 2023 Commencement
On Sunday, May 7, Finlandia University held its Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in Hirvonen Hall Auditorium. Whether rewatching from home, or on the go, here’s everything you need to know.Web: Livestream at finlandia.edu
In case you missed it, an on-demand version is available below!
?Connected TV & Tablet: Livestream on YouTube
For those watching from home, find the comfort of viewing commencement directly from your connected TV or tablet by visiting Finlandia University’s YouTube Channel. Simply go to your [...]