The School of Health Professions at Florida SouthWestern State College offers many diverse options for students who want to pursue a career in the rewarding field of healthcare. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations related to health care are projected to have the fastest job growth between 2010 and 2020. Education and training in these fields will need some type of postsecondary education for entry in to the occupation.
Eleven associate degree and six certificate programs are available for entering the workforce upon graduation and successful credentialing. Baccalaureate degree options are also available for those who wish to advance their education in their discipline. Nursing, Paramedic, and Emergency Medical Technician academic programs are offered on all three campuses in Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties.
Program options in the School of Health Professions include:
- AS in Dental Hygiene
- AS in Health Information Technology
- AS in Human Services
- AS in Radiologic Technology
- AS in Opticianry (Partnership with Hillsborough Community College)
- AS in Physical Therapist Assistant (Partnership with Broward College)
- Certificate in Addiction Studies
- Certificate in Human Services Assistant
- Certificate in Youth Development
In addition to the valuable clinical experiences made available by our community hospitals and affiliates, Florida SouthWestern State College boasts a state of the art Simulation Education Center that has obtained global recognition. Faculty, staff, and students in the School of Health Professions are active in community and professional activities at the local, state, national, and international level.
Graduates of our health professions programs are extremely successful on credentialing examinations and with finding employment after graduation. Please take a moment to browse through our academic programs to see the many unique opportunities offered by each discipline. We look forward to having you experience the quality healthcare education offered in Florida SouthWestern State College School of Health Professions!
Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics/ and on the School of Health Professions Home page at: www.fsw.edu/sohp