Become a College of Health Professions faculty member
Who you learn from matters. Working in their chosen industry for an average of 20 years, our College of Health Professions faculty members also have an average of six years teaching with University of Phoenix. This blended experience means our students are offered an education of theory and practice from someone who has firsthand knowledge in both career and classroom.
Our faculty members undergo a robust onboarding process and work with a faculty mentor to ensure a streamlined introduction to the University experience. Aligned with our focus on the value of life-long learning, University faculty members receive continual opportunities to refine and upgrade their educational skills throughout the year.
College of Health Professions faculty members work or have worked in more than 60 of the current Fortune 1000 companies. Employed by companies of all sizes across the U.S, our faculty members hold cumulative experience in areas including chief executive officer and chief nursing officer.
To learn more about the college and types of programs offered, please visit the College of Health Professions hub page.
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00:10 The thing that keeps me coming back every day is, one, what we do for our students.
00:15 Also, being able to look at the industry, look at healthcare, how it’s changing, and what we can do to provide our students with the best education to be prepared for that.
00:26 It is an amazing time in this country.
00:28 For the first time, we, as a nation, are starting to redefine the way we look at healthcare.
00:32 For a long time, we weren’t sure, as a society, where we placed healthcare.
00:37 Healthcare, as a whole, has always demanded innovation.
00:40 Each iteration of healthcare has always been propagated on the fact that someone, somewhere, had an idea of how to do it better.
00:48 At the University of Phoenix, we’re taking that same type of ideation, applying it to our own core administrative and faculty,
00:55 And allowing them to design what is healthcare future gonna look like, how can we predict it, and how can we prepare students for it.
01:03 In this area, in health services, we have the opportunity to make some huge strides, in terms of responding to what the community needs and what our students need.
01:15 As we build our curriculum and collaborate with our faculty and really look to faculty expertise to get the word across to our students,
01:23 Always in the back of our minds is these students are being prepared for things that haven’t even emerged yet.
01:30 Healthcare is a new science every day.
01:34 One of the—one of the benefits of being part of the University of Phoenix is this is our mindset.
01:40 We know that things change.
01:42 Our students come away with this set of skills that really prepares them for anything.
01:51 The faculty are extremely well-supported here at the University of Phoenix.
01:55 We have a centralized curriculum development process.
01:58 We use our faculty as our subject matter experts to develop our curriculum.
02:02 Healthcare is changing rapidly, so they’re our ears and our eyes.
02:06 When it comes time to developing the curriculum, they provide us with the essential elements that are needed for our students to be successful.
02:13 These people are top-flight individuals, who have been both—and I think this is important.
02:18 They’ve been both in the field as practitioners, expert practitioners, and now they’re educators.
02:23 With those teams of people, I’ve been able to really vision a new way of looking at health services at the graduate level.
02:32 Any time we touch a life of a student and we equip them with a skill, that has a reverberation effect.
02:39 It affects the lives of their own families.
02:41 It affects the lives of the people that they work with, and ultimately, the community as a whole.
02:47 If you look at healthcare as a whole, it’s becoming about the community.
02:51 That’s what we do for our students.
02:53 That’s where I see the University of Phoenix, in particular health services administration, stepping up and meeting that need.
03:00 Trying to anticipate what’s going on by linking with industry, and making sure that our students hit the ground running, or moving at the speed of healthcare.