As physical and psychological needs mount, our world requires more competent and compassionate professionals to facilitate healing and full life for people who are hurting. This work is both critical and challenging, which is why you should have a college experience that equips you with what you need to thrive—so you can help others thrive.
At Gordon our faculty are active, accomplished scholars who take a collaborative, personal approach. They will equip you with the skills, training, connections and experiences you need to confidently make a difference as you bring hope, healing and fullness of life to others. And it all happens near Boston, a city that houses some of the country’s top hospitals and facilities for treatment, research and education.
Be cared for—by your personal advisor, invested faculty and peers—as you prepare to care for others. Gordon’s low student-to-faculty ratio means your professors will know you personally and help you tailor your academic experience to meet your career goals. With small class sizes and a strong faith foundation, you will find a community that cares at Gordon.
At Gordon learning happens by doing. That might look like joining a faculty member in their research project or spending your Tuesdays and Thursdays performing dissections in the anatomy and physiology lab or tests in the neuroscience lab or movement lab. It could also mean gaining clinical experience on-campus at Gordon’s Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness or the privately-run Harmeling Physical Therapy clinic, or at many other schools, nonprofits, recovery centers and hospitals in nearby Boston or along the Biomedical Corridor.
As you build the technical skills and experience to excel in a caregiving career, you’ll hear directly from alumni in the field about the challenges and opportunities they face. These connections lay the groundwork to a highly sought-after network of alumni with strong graduate school placement rates.
“It is the relationships that I formed at Gordon that prepared me best for what I do. These relationships give me purpose, as well as a direction for that purpose. For this, I am grateful, and I couldn’t have experienced a fuller, more well-rounded undergraduate education in this and many other respects.”