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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

We create well-rounded, 360° practitioners

Compassion. Skill. Discipline. Critical thinking. Professionalism.
The healing professions require all in equal degrees. Marieb College delivers through hands-on learning, intensive clinical experience and personalized attention.

The healthcare industry is booming.

It is projected to add more jobs than any other industry in the next several years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A growing and aging population, technological advancements and changes in the way healthcare is delivered are among the primary reasons the industry is expanding so rapidly. That translates into a wealth of career opportunities for well trained professionals.

Graduates of the Marieb College of Health & Human Services’ 7 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs are among those filling these positions.

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Good health makes good business, so it makes sense for FGCU’s Lutgert College of Business and Marieb College of Health & Human Services to unite to mobilize their expertise and resources, along with those of our local partners, to help businesses respond to the impact of COVID-19.



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Rank among 145 RN programs in Florida


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Explore our unique learning environments

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Nursing Simulation Labs

With cutting-edge equipment in labs that emulate operating, ICU and patient care environments (not to mention mannequins that talk, bleed and present like a human) nursing students can perfect their skills.

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Exercise Science Lab

Filled with state-of-the-art equipment like anti-gravity technologies, a bod pod and pressure-plated floors, our lab boasts the most comprehensive collection of cutting-edge tools you’ll find under one roof.


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Physical Therapy Labs

Students perfect various therapeutic and diagnostic assessment techniques in cutting-edge sports medicine, human performance, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and aquatics rehabilitation labs.

Undergraduate Degrees

Receive more hands-on clinical experience, cross-disciplinary exposure and personalized attention to make you a 360° practitioner than you’ll find in other programs across the country.

Graduate Degrees & Certificates

With online and hybrid programs featuring hands-on clinical experience, cohort-based teamwork, individualized attention and a research-based curriculum resulting in well-grounded professionals, our graduate program stands out.


Our alumni reflect on our strengths 

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You get a very real, very personalized education. The faculty takes time to make sure you know what you’re doing and feel comfortable doing it. ”

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The leadership emphasizes both IQ and EQ. Emotional maturity — empathy, teamwork, and forging meaningful connections with patients — is vital, because it is where the industry is headed. ”

Learn about his unique insights as a student

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Because I shared some of my classes with students from related health disciplines, the knowledge I received was more in-depth and well rounded. ”

See what Jessica is looking forward to in her career

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A historic gift, a profound legacy

Citing academic excellence and a forward-thinking curriculum, internationally known textbook author Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb gifted $15 million to FGCU to build one of the nation’s best health and human services programs.


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Dr. Abbe Finn, Counseling Director & Associate Professor, Reflects on Career at FGCU

Dr. Abbe Finn, Counseling Director & Associate Professor, Reflects on Career at FGCU

May 20, 2020 / Dr. Abbe Finn

When I left Ole Miss with 155 years of tradition to come to six-year-old FGCU, many of my friends and colleagues were concerned that I was taking a risk with my career. 17 years later, I am amazed at the many opportunities that I have had at FGCU that I would not have had at an older, more traditional and established University. What are your proudest contributions to FGCU? I was able to participate in faculty leadership and governance, work on a committee that developed the first doctoral program at the University, and to be innovative with the courses and Counseling Program development. While serving in the Faculty Senate, I loved taking part in the dialogue that impacted the growth and direction of the University. It was fascinating to see how the academic expertise of various faculty became the lens through which they perceived problems and solutions. I also had the opportunity to take several leadership roles as Associate Dean of the College of Education, and leadership roles within the Counseling Department as Program Leader and Program Director. I have also represented FGCU in one and two-week deployments with the Red Cross in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Earthquake in Haiti, and the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. I was able bring these experiences home with me to share with students in Counseling and Educational Leadership. What will you miss most about FGCU after you retire? My real passion is teaching. At FGCU I have been encouraged to be creative and innovative with my interactive teaching style. For example, when teaching the counseling supervision course, I have conjured an alter ego named “Wanda” who is the worst possible student to supervise. When role playing supervision, I become Wanda, and challenge the budding supervisors to work with her. Last year in the student’s final semester, they brought a cake to class that said, “We’ll miss you Wanda”. I know that the class has been a success when I have more energy at the end of class than when we started. At FGCU I have had the benefit of many opportunities I would not have had at other universities that function more on tradition than innovation. I had a chance to play an integral part in building programs and taking leadership roles. As I look back on the decision to leave an old established university to come to be a fledgling Eagle, I realize that coming to FGCU was the best career choice of my life.

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