Starkle Dream Up. Stephens College

Dream. Discover. Define your future in the School of Health Sciences.

Follow your dreams and discover faculty ready to encourage your goals with challenging coursework and individualized attention. Here you’ll find a culture that encourages critical thinking, values innovation and instills a joy of learning while empowering women’s leadership and personal success. 



Inspiring Programs

Small classes mean individual attention. When you question a concept, when you're ready to stretch yourself, when you're tackling something new, it's important to have faculty ready (and available) to help. It's the kind of environment where you can really explore what inspires you and grow as a student and (future) professional. You’ll come to understand where you can best make a difference while gaining real-world professional experience.

Programs of Study

Biology including Pre-Med and Pre-Vet

Health Science with tracks including Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Chiropractic; Healthcare Management, Fitness and Wellness, and Generalist.

Equestrian Studies 

Exercise Science

Human Development 

Health Information Administration (100% online)


Master of Education in Counseling 

Master of Physician Assistant Studies



Outstanding Faculty

At Stephens, our faculty members make teaching their first priority and serve as advisers and mentors. Professors are committed to helping students—starting their first year—discover their talents, strengthen their abilities and become the creative, confident leaders known. Our professors attend and present at national and international conferences, are deeply involved in their industries and professions, publish and are respected experts within their fields.

Meet our faculty.

Read a feature about Dr. Erin Sellner who combines her love of music with science.

Explore a day in the life with equestrian instructor and alumna Sara Linde Patel.

Read about faculty member Kelly Hulse and the Stephens saddle seat program. 



Women’s College Advantage

Proud to be the second oldest women’s college in the country, we take our emphasis on women seriously. That commitment extends to not only our focus on women’s unique health issues but also on providing fulfilling career and leadership opportunities. Our advisers take the time to understand your goals and strengths and help you tailor a career path and course load that’s right for you. For many, a internship/capstone experience will provide even greater insights into career and professional opportunities. Small class sizes and dedicated mentors also lead to more research opportunities. Read about Women & STEM. 



Far-Reaching Career Impact

Health-related career fields are among the nation’s fastest growing, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics ( Occupations and industries related to healthcare are projected to add the most new jobs between 2012 and 2022. Total employment is projected to increase 10.8 percent, or 15.6 million, during the decade—making it an ideal time for graduates interested in all of the many facets of the fields. Stephens is uniquely positioned to help all students find their way in an expanding field with many different paths, challenges, rewards and opportunities.

For students pursuing Equestrian Studies, Stephens is proud to have achieved a 100% job placement rate for five years. An extensive dedicated alumnae network actively supports the program and its graduates. 


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