Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

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The future favors the bold

Everyone has their own idea of what the future holds. We give our students the power to shape the future for themselves. Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report for more than 10 consecutive years, Jacksonville University is a private liberal arts and sciences school where the next generation of leaders are defining success on their own terms. 

No matter what future you envision, we’re ready to help you get there. As a JAX Dolphin, you’ll find a caring, tight-knit, and student-centered campus community where you’ll never get lost in the crowd. With an 11:1 student-teacher ratio, this is a place to be seen, supported, and challenged.

The JAX Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences (BRCHS) is dedicated to preparing students as health care professionals who provide exemplary service and care by combining advanced curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and nationally acclaimed faculty. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, BRCHS is in a health care hub, home to industry leaders such as the Mayo Clinic, Florida Blue, Brooks Rehabilitation, MD Anderson, Johnson & Johnson, and several major hospital systems, providing rich opportunities for internships and careers.

Here, you’ll find a supportive but challenging environment that offers individualized attention; a place where you can learn by doing and customize your education to fit your passions. There are no limits for those bold enough to aim higher.

Keigwin School of Nursing
The Keigwin School of Nursing has been setting the standard for nursing education for more than 30 years, starting with its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Now we include nearly every aspect of a nursing career, from bachelor’s degrees to our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), offering programs in a number of graduate specialties.

Nursing students are educated in the Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) Center, which provides an invaluable experiential and hands-on learning experience. The STAR Center enhances critical-thinking and psychomotor skills that are fundamental to health sciences education and patient care in a simulated environment. The experience creates a safe learning environment that builds students’ confidence, communication techniques, assessment skills, and critical-thinking abilities, advancing their clinical skills.

School of Applied Health Sciences
This innovative and exciting new school is comprised of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, and graduate Health Informatics and Mental Health Counseling. Professionals in the applied health sciences deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics, and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain the best physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive, and social functions.

Kinesiological Sciences
Kinesiology is the choice for students seeking careers in the traditional areas of health and fitness, health promotion, and sport science, as well as a new area of “movement science,” where students use technology to study human movement in sport, exercise, and clinical settings.

Students in JU’s Kinesiology program get hands-on experience from the start through undergraduate research opportunities, clinical practicums, and our biomechanics laboratory. Our Division I athletics and adaptive rowing program provide additional experiential learning opportunities.

Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares
students to enter the industry at a variety of levels, including community and educational positions, as well as occupations that assist professions in speech-language pathology, audiology, education, and other communication technology industries. Students will receive a strong foundation of science courses capped with an internship experience in the health, rehabilitation, or educational fields.

School of Orthodontics
In the Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) program, students undertake an intensive, continuous full-time course of study as well as clinical training by expert orthodontic faculty in various contemporary orthodontic techniques. Students gain firsthand experience, interacting daily with patients in JU’s state-of-the-art orthodontic clinical facility. 

Just The Facts

• Established in 1934
• Location: Jacksonville, Florida, 10 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes to the beach
• Enrollment: Approximately 2,400 undergraduate students and 4,200 overall
• Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Healthcare Sciences
• Schools: Applied Health Sciences, Aviation, Education, Nursing, Orthodontics (post-doctoral)
• 100+ student clubs, organizations, intramurals, and club sports, including 10 Greek organizations
• More than 31,000 alumni from all 50 states and more than 92 countries
• More than 30 distinguished master’s and doctoral programs and certificates, including a CEO Magazine top-tier MBA program
• Financial aid: 99% of JU students receive some form of financial assistance.

Prime Location
Named one of the fastest-growing cities in the South by the US Census Bureau, Jacksonville is a vibrant metropolis of nearly one million people that continues to live up to its nickname: The Bold City. Its population growth can be attributed, in part, to the thriving business community that includes both Fortune 500s and innovative start-ups. 

Degree Programs

• Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing

• Doctor of Nursing Practice
• Doctor of Occupational Therapy
• Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Master of Science in Health Informatics
• Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety
• Master of Science in Kinesiological Sciences
• Master of Science in Nursing
• Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
• Orthodontic Certificate/Master of Science in Dentistry
• Orthodontic Fellowship Program

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
• Commission on Dental Accreditation
• Accreditation candidacy from the Council on Academic Accreditation Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
• Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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