For Immediate Release (from the Albertus Magnus College Communications and Marketing Department) - Second New Major Added for Fall Semester
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries this century and Albertus Magnus College is now offering a new major – a Bachelor of Science in General Health Sciences – to connect more students to the jobs of the future. Starting with this fall semester which is just underway, students can pursue careers in a variety of health fields including but not limited to nursing, nutrition, and physical therapy.
Graduates who major in health sciences will be prepared to assume roles as health and wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, government, and healthcare settings. The program includes instruction in personal health, community health and welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness and exercise, and health behaviors.
"My focus in recent years has been the use of active learning approaches in biology teaching. I use a mix of case studies, discussions, and site visits to promote student-centered learning in my classrooms," said Dr. Rosemary Whelan, associate professor, department of Biology and Chemistry.
"My time at Albertus has allowed me to find a career path that I am passionate about. Upon graduation, I plan to continue my education at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for a master's in Individualized Health Genomics, while working full-time as a molecular lab technologist," said Stephanie Lynne Latella, Albertus '19.
The number of colleges with health science majors is growing, but at Albertus, the focus on experiential learning is an added plus. Based on the annual Destination Survey, at 96-percent, Albertus graduates consistently and significantly outperform the national average (82-percent) for finding full-time jobs or furthering their education.
ABOUT ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE
Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. It is recognized as a Top 100 Regional University in the north by US News & World Report Best Colleges guide for 2019. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling in Connecticut. In the last few months, the College received two significant federal grants, $300,000 from the Department of Justice and a $2 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.