More in this section More in this section

5 ways Mount Mary University is improving health in the community

Mount Mary University is named one of the top ten places in the nation to earn a degree in health professions.

health degreeHere are five ways Mount Mary University is improving health in the community:

  1. Our Master of Science in Counseling is CACREP accredited, meaning our graduates are prepared with high quality training and can more easily obtain state counseling licensure.
  2. Mount Mary University launched a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy. This online, part-time program is designed to meet the need for occupational therapists, particularly those specializing in helping people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  3. Self-care and spiritualty courses are unique to Mount Mary University’s curriculum. Carrie King, Chair of the Graduate Program in Counseling, adds: “Counseling is a very secular profession. But we at Mount Mary acknowledge that 77 percent of Americans believe in a higher power, and so for many of our clients we need to consider their spiritual self, too.”
  4. Alumnae from our programs provide compassionate care to cancer patients in Wisconsin. Dena McDowell `04, M.S. Dietetics, partners with her patients throughout their course of treatment, mentors other dietitians in the Cancer Center, and is recognized as an expert in the field.
  5. Helping people cope with health issues requires creative strategies. Chair of the Sciences Department Lynn Diener says that science courses at Mount Mary “help students develop analytical and critical thinking skills that help them make decisions. They gain the knowledge base they need to evaluate health care choices because they understand what constitutes good research and good evidence.”