OLOL College

School of Arts, Sciences and Health Professions

Kitty Krieg, Ph.D., Dean
Brian Rash , Ph.D., Associate Dean

The School of Arts, Sciences and Health Professions (ASHP) at Our Lady of the Lake College (OLOL College) provides foundational general education and prerequisite courses for both pre-clinical and non-clinical students as well as a variety of associate, baccalaureate and master level degree programs. Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs include Arts and Sciences; Physical Therapist Assisting; Radiologic Technology; and Respiratory Therapy. Baccalaureate (B.A., B.S.) degrees offered include Biology (with concentrations chosen from general biology and,pre-professional human medicine), Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Sciences completion, and Liberal Studies (with concentrations chosen from English, Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies). The School also offers a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Health Administration degree in Health Administration . The content of all courses in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Health Professions is organized and presented in a manner that facilitates continued academic growth and progression through the College experience to prepare students for academic and professional challenges.  

Goals and Objectives for the School of Arts, Sciences, and Health Professions

  1. Develop a process of ongoing systematic assessment in all programs and courses that informs effectiveness of, and changes in, curricula, instruction, and resource management. 
  2. Embrace and advance the Catholic Franciscan mission of the College by ensuring all fiscal activities are consistent with the mission and implemented so as to acheive it's goals. 
  3. Work with other units in the College to enhance enrollment, community engagement, and collegiality across the institution;
  4. Promote a climate of active learning and student engagement;
  5. Continue to improve the efficiency of the day-to-day operation of the School, identifying and resolving inefficiencies within the School and working with administration and other units to develop appropriate policies and procedures across the College;
  6. Support professional development activities that are mission focused, goal oriented, and which address areas of need identified through the assessment process. 

Arts, Sciences and Health Professions Courses

General education courses and many degree programs in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Health Professions are offered in fall, spring and summer semesters according to the published academic calendar. The schedule of clinical programs varies according to the requirements of each program. Students should check with the directors of individual programs to ascertain class meeting times and clinical rotation schedules. 

Students enrolled in a distributed learning program offered through the School of Arts, Sciences, and Health Professions must adhere to the same curricular guidelines as those enrolled in traditional on-campus programs as presented in this catalog.

Departmental Contacts for Associate of Science Degrees

  • Barbara Napoli, M.B.A. - Associate of Science in Arts and Sciences 
  • Leah Geheber, M.S., P.T. - Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting 
  • Nicole St. Germain, B.S., R.T. - Associate of Science in Radiographic Technology
  • Sue Davis, M.A.Ed., R.R.T., N.P.S. - Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy 

Departmental Contacts for Baccalaureate Degrees

  • Janice Stein, Ph.D. - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (English) 
  • Michael Dreznick, Ph.D. - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Psychology)
  • Janice Stein, Ph.D. - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Sociology)
  • David Whidden, Ph.D. - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Religious Studies) 
  • Natalie Lenard, Ph.D. - Bachelor of Science in Biology (General Biology and Human Medicine)
  • Deborah Fox, Ph.D. - Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences 
  • Leah Geheber, M.S. - Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences 
  • Elizabeth Berzas, Ph.D., F.A.C.H.E. - Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration

Departmental Contacts for Master's Degrees

  • John Allgood, PA-C,M.P.A.S. - Physician Assistant Studies Program
  • Elizabeth Berzas, PH.D., F.A.C.H.E.- Master of Health Administration

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