Immerse yourself in a warm environment focused on student success
From physical therapy to clinical mental health counseling to nursing, our programs are designed for careers that require a committed, personalized, healing touch. So that’s what you get from Marieb College. Our class sizes are small, so you receive personalized attention from professors and staff. Moreover, our professors are clinicians and educators who invest the same effort in educating students as they do in healing their patients. They share professional perspectives gleaned from years as practitioners. They support you through long clinical hours, difficult workplace situations and challenging programs. They inspire your confidence to perform as a well-rounded practitioner.
Gain the advantage of more clinical time than most of your peers.
We emphasize clinical experience. That means two or more semesters working in clinical settings where other programs might offer just one. That extra time in the field makes all the difference when it comes to graduating and working. It’s one reason we have 100% graduate employment rates in many programs.
Serve a diverse and active community.
One thing that differentiates Marieb College is our community connectedness. Our deep partnerships within the five-county Southwest Florida region mean our students have plenty of opportunity to serve, through clinical internships, service-learning or the many public programs FGCU offers. There's a critical need for physical and mental healthcare workers, social workers and high school counselors throughout the region.
Build a reputation marked by professionalism.
Our students are expected to dress and conduct themselves as members of the established workforce would – not just for internships but for labs. This level of professionalism is one reason our graduates are in high demand.
Keep pace with a changing industry.
The healthcare industry is constantly changing, so Marieb College changes along with it. Advances are reflected in our curriculum, research, programs and facilities. The college’s main building, Marieb Hall, houses technologically advanced clinical simulation labs with sophisticated equipment. Additional facilities for mental health and school counseling as well as social work classes are located in nearby Merwin Hall and will be included in the Student and Community Counseling Building opening in fall 2019.
Preparing future generations of healthcare professionals
In March 2012, FGCU celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new health professions building, Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb Hall. Then-FGCU president Wilson G. Bradshaw said Dr. Marieb's generous $15 million gift to the university for health professions programs "ensures that our students and faculty study, teach and learn in a superb facility."
- Prepare students to assume vital roles in the health professions and human services delivering care in diverse and dynamic interdisciplinary and global environments.
- Promote professional behaviors including ethical practice, competent, and compassionate care, cultural competence and effective communication skills.
- Facilitate critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and a commitment to life-long learning.
- Support faculty and student participation in scholarly activities.
- Promote active involvement of faculty and students in providing service to local and global communities.
- Foster career advancement and engagement in lifelong learning among healthcare personnel in the communities we serve.