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Adventist University of Health Sciences

Adventist University of Health Sciences is Adventist college with 2160 students located in Orlando, FL.

Medicine and Allied Health School, Religiously affiliated

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Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, located near downtown Orlando, specializes in allied health and nursing education. The College works closely with Florida Hospital to give students the clinical experience that only a major medical center can provide. Florida Hospital, a globally recognized medical center, is the largest of more than 350 healthcare facilities, worldwide, operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In addition to our offerings in Orlando, a growing number of programs are available at FHCHS-Denver which is located on the campus of Porter Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

The College offers outstanding educational programs. Degree choices include baccalaureate degrees in nursing and radiologic sciences. Associate of science degrees in diagnostic medical sonography (general or cardiovascular ultrasound), nuclear medicine, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, pre-professional studies, and radiography. Certificate programs are available in advanced placement - diagnostic medical sonography, advanced modalities - cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, mammography, and nuclear medicine. General education courses in liberal arts and sciences are also taught on our campus.

Contributing to academic excellence on-campus is a Learning Resource Center and the Robert Arthur Williams Library containing outstanding collections of print and video information in nursing and allied health fields.

Campus Ministries are a vital part of student life. This special dimension provides students with Christian educational experiences that include assembly programs, music, drama, and the camaraderie of Christian friends. Students have access to the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is within walking distance of our campus. The church offers weekly services throughout the year.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 2,160
Gender 22% Male / 78% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 28% Full Time / 72% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 71% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 52%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 21%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 17%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance pre-admission summer program tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms wireless network available computer repair service available on campus
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling personal counseling alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services
  • Facilities: human patient simulators
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (26%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (24%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (24%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (5%), Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (3%), Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician (3%)

Majors Offered

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

A general, introductory, undifferentiated, or joint program in health services occupations that prepares individuals for either entry into specialized training programs or for a variety of concentrations in the allied health area. Includes instruction in the basic sciences, research and clinical procedures, and aspects of the subject matter related to various health occupations.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to employ radioactive and stable nuclides in diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic applications while monitoring for patient health and safety. Includes instruction in nuclear physics, health physics, instrumentation and statistics, biochemistry, immunology, radiopharmacology, radiation biology, clinical nuclear medicine, radionuclide therapy, computer applications, safety regulations, equipment operation, quality control, laboratory procedures, taking patient histories, patient evaluation and monitoring, emergency first aid, administration and record-keeping, and personnel supervision.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of occupational therapists, to direct patient participation in skill-enhancing, learning, and motivational tasks; correct or diminish pathologies; and to provide direct health education and promotion services. Includes instruction in human life span development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, record-keeping and documentation, patient education and intervention, activity and program direction, and assistive services management.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Bachelor's

A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Administration & Faculty

President David E Greenlaw
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 67
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 28 : 71
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 13.4% accepted of 2,110 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite17 - 20
English16 - 20
Math16 - 18
 
SATMath388 - 490
Reading398 - 480

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Academic GPA, Recommendations

Important: Level Of Applicants Interest, Application Essay, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 3
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 3
Science Lab 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Deadlines

July

1

Regular Decision

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $16,437 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $18,425
$30K-$48K $18,301
$48K-$75K $19,293
$75K-$110K $20,027
$110K+ $20,928

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $11,250, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,250 Same as On-Campus
Fees $580 Same as On-Campus
Housing $5,804 $11,270
Books $2,310 $2,310
Total (before financial aid) $19,944 $25,410

Students Receiving Aid

89% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 75% $5,774
Federal Scholarships/Grants 71% $2,955
Institutional Grants 4% $1,968
Other Federal Grants 11% $267
Other Loans 2% $7,900
Pell Grants 71% $2,914
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 72% $2,880
Student Loans 75% $6,029

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.fhchs.edu/financialinformation/financialaidinformation.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/fhchs.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

39% of students graduated in six years.

71% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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