School of Health Sciences

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Welcome to Hodges University School of Health Sciences. Whether you are a new or continuing student, or someone looking for a place to further your educational experience, Hodges University offers some of the most exceptional programs designed to fit your individual needs. We congratulate you on pursuing your educational journey. It is our honor to assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals for the future.

The Healthcare field is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and the demand for qualified healthcare professionals has never been higher. The School of Health Sciences at Hodges University provides many high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the exciting and professional world of healthcare.

Hodges University offers the first-time student, as well as the seasoned professional, an environment aimed to foster success, such as:

  • We treat you as an individual. Class sizes are small so that each student can receive individual attention from faculty.
  • Students requiring additional support with writing or study skills have a variety of services readily available at no additional cost.
  • All faculty are experienced practitioners who hold appropriate academic credentials in their fields and have or are currently working in their areas of expertise.
  • All faculty hold regular office hours and are available to meet with you in person or by telephone when you need it most.
  • A variety of flexible delivery formats including day, evening, and online classes, as well as accelerated programs to speed graduation.

Hodges’ School of Health Sciences is offering Heartsaver® CPR AED and Heartcode® BLS certification programs in a blended format. Individuals may take the Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartcode® BLS lessons online at their own pace before scheduling an instructor-led skills practice and testing session at Hodges. Upon successful completion of the skills practice and testing sessions, students will receive a Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartcode® BLS card that is valid for two years.

Students in the Heartsaver® CPR AED course will learn how to recognize when someone is in need of CPR and how CPR can increase survival rates, how to administer CPR on adults and children, and experience using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Heartcode® BLS certification is designed for healthcare professionals. Depending on the need, an in-facility or pre-hospital track may be selected.

To learn more about the program, view testing dates, schedule an American Heart Association online course or practice and test session at Hodges, visit For more information, contact Maria Vacca at or (239) 598-6285.

Join us at Hodges and advance your career in the health care field. Choosing to enroll in programs of study within the Health School will help you to develop compassion for your fellow man/woman and the necessary skills and knowledge to transfer your compassion into tangible results.

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Accreditation is one of the biggest considerations when choosing a university for your health sciences degree. Hodges U has received programmatic accreditation which means you will obtain the skills you need for success in your healthcare program of choice.

PTA Certification Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

PTA Student Outcomes

Hodges PTA Program Graduate Data: 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Last two reported years average
Number of students accepted into the PTA Program 11 19 18 18 19
Graduation Rate 91% 95% 81% 83% 80%
Percent of students who took the national boards and passed within 1 yr. of graduation 87.5% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Percent of graduates licensed as PTA’s within 1 yr. of graduation 70% 94% 93% 93%
Percent of licensed PTA’s employed within 1 yr. of graduation 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Nursing Accreditation 

The Nursing Program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone: 404-975-5000.

Medical Assisting Student Outcomes

Medical Assisting Outcome: Percentage for 2016 Retention:  100.00.

Year # Grads Grad Satisfaction
2018 0 N/A
2017 1 100.00%
2016 6 100.00%
2015 9 100.00%
2014 14 100.00%
Total 30 100.00%

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