With an aging society, healthcare workforce shortages, and disparity in access and affordability to care...the demand for healthcare providers with advanced preparation is high. More than ever, compassionate Christian care is needed to extend professional support in an increasingly complex healthcare delivery system.
Mission College of Health Sciences (MCHS) advances the academic and professional preparation of others to equip wherever God calls them to serve. Every program incorporates an experiential mission-based course in national and international nonprofit agencies and healthcare facilities to support the personal, professional and academic goals of servant-oriented leaders to further their careers and interests.
The Mission College of Health Sciences has a unique, online, faith-based curriculum in accordance with its mission to support advanced degree attainment in a variety of disciplines and General Education courses are also offered to help satisfy additional requirements.
The Curriculum is uniquely faith-and-mission based as well as values-and-service-oriented. Courses are presented through a blend of online and experiential-based coursework, and offered asynchronously.
Experiential learning has significant teaching advantages, namely that it entails a hands-on approach to learning that moves away from the teacher imparting and transferring their knowledge. It makes learning an experience that moves beyond the traditional classroom and provides a more involved way of learning.
All courses are offered in 16-week sessions and some courses may occasionally require that you log in for class at a specific time (e.g. at the beginning of each semester).
NOTE: Prerequisite and General Education courses are also offered in our degree plans.
Upon completion of the academic course of study, the graduate will possess knowledge, skills, and dispositions to:
Demonstrate critical thinking by making sound clinical judgments, which incorporate healthcare science, evidence-based practice, advanced clinical and service-orientation, and a biblical worldview.
Integrate therapeutic communication techniques effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare community, using a variety of communication resources and methods.
Provide compassionate, culturally competent, holistic care and service in a variety of settings.
Apply biblical and managerial principles of leadership in managing resources to achieve quality healthcare outcomes.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for care and service delivery within a biblical worldview.
Pursue knowledge and expertise through continued practice, research, and community involvement to enhance spiritual and professional growth and development.
Advocate for excellence in care, service, policy, and practice using biblical and healthcare paradigms.
Coordinate client-centered, collaborative care using various secular and faith-based resources.
Mission College of Health Sciences:
The Cross represents love, humility, and obedience and we give the same love to others that Christ freely gave to us first. The message of the Cross remains a gift of love.
The Shield is a classic symbol in higher education, representing knowledge as well as shelter and security.
The color blue was assigned for holy garments and accredited with being the color of God’s healing and grace.
The color white was used often to depict holiness and redemption. White also represents the absolute purity of God and is an official color of the church.
Mission College of Health Science:
"We Are Cavaliers"
Cavaliers were the virtuous warriors who acted as champions of righteousness and justice. Quite often they were noble-born individuals who lived their lives in service to a knightly order or ruling lord.
These individuals personified the virtues of camaraderie and exuberance. Cavaliers extolled the deeds of their allies to everyone. They armed themselves with the acclaim and faith of the people in their communities, and upheld that trust in all their deeds. Due to their social standing and the good will they fostered, cavaliers were typically empowered to petition aid from others in times of great need.
Cavaliers were the epitome of chivalry and were bound to the strictness of its codes. They were required by their code of honor to aid others whenever possible; keep true to their word, as it was the law of the land; demonstrate deference to the superior nobility, as well courtesy and gallantry to everyone; and above all else, defend the people of their lands.
The bravery of cavaliers knew no bounds and fear had no effect on them in battle. They could readily bring out the courage in those they fought alongside. A Cavalier's bravado precluded them from fighting at range on the field of battle and they nearly always charged ahead towards whichever threat appeared to be the greatest.
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The MCHS College Catalog contains detailed program information, current policies, and course descriptions.