The Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health & Human Services provides academic advising to students who are preparing to enter Undergraduate majors within the College. The College houses the School of Nursing, along with the following Departments: Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Work. Lower-Level Academic Advising is provided to pre-majors, while full-majors are served through faculty advisors in each of the Departments and School. The advising process begins with orientation and progresses with individual student advising until degree program requirements are completed.
Listed below you will find quick links to advising resources based on student type, and additional information to assist you in the process of learning more about Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health & Human Services Academic Advising, and scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor. We look forward to working with you.
The majority of First Time in College (freshman) students are advised by First Year Advising (FYA) during their first semester of enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University.
The process of the advising "transition" refers to a formal shift in who advises FTIC students during their second semester of enrollment, when academic milestones are completed, and through the point of graduation. Students transition from being advised by FYA to being advised by Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health & Human Services (MCHHS) assigned advisors.
Declared Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health & Human Services (MCHHS) pre-major or lower-level students assigned to the MCHHS Advising Office are considered transitioned students (MCHHS Advisees). Transitioned students include the following: FTIC (freshman) that attended a MCCHS transition workshop, new change of major or new transfer students that are assigned to a MCHHS pre-major or lower-level Advisor. Pre-major or lower-level advising is provided by the MCHHS Advising Office until acceptance into a MCHHS full-major program or major reselection (change of major) into another College at FGCU.
Current FGCU students declared or accepted into a MCHHS full-major program are considered Full Major students. Full major students are assigned to a selected professional "faculty" advisor within the Departments and/or School. The Professional Faculty Advisor assist full-major students in completing final program degree requirements and preparing students for graduation.
The Marieb College of Health & Human Services recognizes that advising is integral to fulfilling the educational mission of the College. The Marieb College Advising Team empowers and encourages students to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and develop well-intentioned and strategic academic decisions. The Advising Team acknowledges and appreciates the individual differences of students and facilitates the development of partnerships to maximize retention and success in the pursuit of their chosen Marieb College major.
What we do:
The Marieb College of Health & Human Service provides academic advising to students who are preparing to enter Undergraduate and Graduate program within the College. Marieb College houses the School of Nursing, along with the following academic units and programs: Counseling, Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Social Work. Pre-major academic advising is provided by lower-level Marieb College Advising Office, while full majors are served through professional faculty advisor in each of the Departments and School. The advising process begins with orientation and progresses with individual student advising until degree program requirements are completed.
The Marieb College Advisors are committed to providing guidance in academic and personal development in a collaborative and mentoring environment. The objective is to foster interaction between the advisors and students in a supportive atmosphere where students will achieve self-sufficiency while implementing their educational goals to reach degree completion.
If you have questions please stop by Marieb Hall 213 or contact Sonnie Straw.
Executive Secretary - Academic Advising
Phone: (239) 590-7391
Office: Marieb Hall 213
Below is a listing of the programs and majors in the Marieb College of Health & Human Services. Use this list to directly learn more about each program.
The Athletic Training program conducts a competitive limited access admissions process for this major. All applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements may not be admitted into the program. Application forms are available on the Athletic Training Program website. All application materials must be received by February 1st of the year in which entry is sought. Admission decisions are made based on materials and coursework completed at the time of the application. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a health care profession. The Athletic Training Program will move to a master's degree program in 2020. Baccalaureate programs may not admit, enroll, or matriculate students into the athletic training program after the start of the fall term 2022.
The Clinical Laboratory Science program at FGCU has been designated as limited access. Consequently, the selection process is competitive and all qualified applicants may not be admitted to the program. Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students who seek a Bachelor of Science degree, national certification and Florida licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist. The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in the chemical or biological sciences who seek licensure/certification in clinical laboratory science. The CLS curriculum also serves as a solid preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, and graduate school.
The Bachelor of Science in Community Health degree is designed to prepare students for various careers in servicing the health and wellness needs of individuals, groups and communities. The Bachelor of Science in Community Health's curriculum prepares graduates of this program for multiple paths: graduate study in occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health and other health and allied health related programs such as accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs, in addition to preparation for employment as a health educator or other community health professional.
The Exercise Science program is located in the Marieb College of Health & Human Services. Students in FGCU's Exercise Science program focus on analyzing movement and maximizing performance levels of high-level athletes, fitness-oriented persons, and special populations such as children and older adults. Graduates of the Exercise Science program will be qualified for graduate programs in the applied sciences and in the health professions such as athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, sports nutrition, and sports psychology. Exercise Science is a selective access program which requires a supplemental application and admission requirements. Exercise Science program requires a strong science-based academic foundation, please start science prerequisites as soon as possible.
The Health Science program is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide career advancement opportunities for entry level health profession practitioners as well as individuals that seek future careers in health care. The program is also recommended for students who are interested in a health profession at the post-baccalaureate level, such as Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy. All of the upper division courses required to complete this program are available by web-based distance learning.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a full-time limited access program designed to prepare caring scholar clinicians for professional practice in contemporary health care settings. Graduates are prepared to assume vital roles in the improvement of client health care outcomes. The Nursing program requires a strong science-based academic foundation, please start science prerequisites such as Anatomy & Physiology I and II early in your academic course tracking. The School of Nursing conducts a competitive limited access admissions process for the Nursing major. All applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements may not be admitted into the program. All application must be received by the published deadline for the Fall or Spring application cycles.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program prepares students for strengths-based generalist professional practice that teaches students to assist individual, families, and groups to identify their strengths and solve problems. Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of public, nonprofit, and proprietary human service agencies. BSW is a selective access program which requires a supplemental application submission before the published deadline and admission requirements in order to be declared a full-major.
Academic Advising SOAR to Graduation (academic tracking, planning & more):
Career Development and Campus Involvement:
Health and Support:
Main Offices or Departments:
Academic Advisor based on your last name:
Students with the Last Name Beginning with:
Sonnie Straw, Executive Secretary- Academic Advising
To make a MCHHS Advising appointment, please click here or stop by Marieb Hall 213.