Our graduate programs put your skills into practice. Go beyond theory with experiential learning opportunities that test your knowledge in real-world settings. Immerse yourself in projects that draw upon your prior work experience and build the kind of skills employers are looking for. Most graduate programs at Regis University feature opportunities to collaborate with peers, faculty, and corporate partners in settings outside the classroom. Take on real-world challenges and apply your thinking to impact your community and the world around you. Explore Some of Our Experiential Learning Opportunities Health Professions Doctor of Pharmacy In our Doctor of Pharmacy program, you will apply real-world learning in every year of the program. In the first three years, you’ll interact one day a week with patients, caregivers and other health professionals in your Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Service learning projects are incorporated into your courses, giving you first-hand views of the environments and issues that your future patients will face. The fourth year of the curriculum is entirely experiential in nature. You’ll complete seven, six-week experiences in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and other health-related settings, becoming immersed in a real-world pharmacy practice. Counseling and Family Therapy Our master’s degree programs in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy each give you the opportunity to engage in experiential learning, beginning in your first class. In basic courses, such as theories and development, you’ll observe and participate in counseling and therapy role-plays. During skills classes, these role-plays are more in depth, with application of learned skills to clinical scenarios. You’ll participate in 10 hours of service learning during our Cultural Issues and Social Justice class, where you’ll have the opportunity to engage in community events or community agencies with clients and service providers. After completing basic courses and advanced skills classes, our students begin their clinical component, where you’ll provide services to community clients under live supervision from faculty. You’ll participate in an internship, working in the community to provide services under the supervision of both the internship site and Regis faculty supervisors. Health Services Administration Our graduate Health Services Administration program features an experiential, applied capstone project. Projects differ each year, but you’ll typically be asked to complete a feasibility study for a nonprofit health care organization in Colorado. You’ll help evaluate new business endeavors, including components like the market, information technology, human resources, financials, their mission and more. These studies are high-level; you’ll serve as a consultant for a nonprofit organization that would otherwise have difficulty raising the funds to hire a professional consulting firm. Our partner organizations have often implemented ideas into their businesses upon completion of the project. Education Graduate Licensure Education Our graduate licensure education programs offer experiential learning activities that apply educational theories to real-life experiences. Service learning projects in the community help you gain first-hand knowledge about the services, after-school activities, and support that your students need outside the walls of the classroom. Develop the knowledge you need to work with parents, caretakers and educational professionals on support systems and services your students will rely on daily. These experiential and service-based experiences provide the skills you’ll need to become teacher leaders. Business Nonprofit Management The Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE) is a unique, blended, experiential learning capstone class within the Master of Nonprofit Management program. This eight-week class gives you an opportunity to travel and learn from your global counterparts. Students have visited countries such as Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Ireland, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, as well as various places in the U.S. including Alaska, Denver, Hawaii and the Navajo Nation. SOFE blends aspects of social justice and nonprofit leadership, helping you experience the reality of being a nonprofit/nongovernmental organization (NP/GO) leader. The course and trip gives you an opportunity to “get away” and learn from leaders and programs in a different context. You’ll discover new ideas of how to be a better leader, which you’ll go on to implement in your own community. Organizational Leadership Our Masters in Organizational Leadership program has three specializations – Human Resources Leadership, Project Leadership and Management, and General Leadership and Management. In our Project Leadership and Management track, you’ll be assigned to work alongside a nonprofit that has a project management need. You will manage and complete a project plan working alongside key stakeholders, while examining the interrelated functions impacting project delivery in a team-based environment. Sciences Biomedical Sciences You will engage in experiential learning in all of our Biomedical Sciences courses. Biomedical ethical issues are addressed in each of the four seminar courses, as well as integrated into all traditional lab and lecture courses. Courses are closely coordinated and include cross-course Team-Based Learning, where you’ll apply course material working together as a team, rather than simply acquiring it. The Jesuit value of cura personalis is integrated across the curriculum through personal advising projects and externships tailored to your specific goals. You’ll complete a 100-hour academic externship, engaged in a real-world biomedical or clinical research environment in the Denver area. It adds valuable experience and provides service to biomedical researchers and clinicians in our community. Environmental Biology Our Environmental Biology program uses cutting-edge techniques (i.e. GIS, use of R) via real-world environmental fieldwork in the Rocky Mountains and in the California desert. Environmental ethical issues are commonly encountered in all courses, but are specifically addressed in the colloquium courses. You’ll complete a research project with a faculty member, or a 100-hour academic externship. Projects and research work may lead to publication, may help with ongoing environmental monitoring, or may be used to assist nonprofit environmental groups. You’ll be asked to engage in the world in a way that will help you achieve personal goals and augment environmental monitoring efforts in your community. Applied Craft Brewing Science-based courses in our Applied Craft Brewing certificate, like Biology and Chemistry of Brewing, offer the opportunity to conduct lab experiments and demonstrations, analyzing the microbial basis of brewing and the chemistry of brewing. In the Business of Brewing and Brewing Practicum courses, you’ll work directly with breweries and community organizations dedicated to craft brewing and will become involved in a growing industry that’s vital to our local community. The culmination of the certificate is a 160-hour internship experience that you’ll undertake at a local brewery. You’ll work with local brewers and their employees, applying the knowledge you’ve gained through your courses. Genetics and Genomics Our graduate certificate in Genetics and Genomics offers dedicated class time for researching primary data and generating research projects of your choice based on the primary research data. All written work has a required biomedical ethics section and you’ll be asked to integrate your primary research topic into this ethical framework. Further, current biomedical topics in the media are addressed and discussed with an eye toward the ethical responsibilities of researchers and medical professionals when reporting findings. Changing Gears See how our M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program is giving students real health care experience in clinical externships in Denver. Regis University Is Graduate School for You? As you’re weighing your options and considering graduate school, here are some questions to keep in mind. 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