Road To Success November 16, 2014 : Page 1

2 ROAD TO SUCCESS ◆ Sunday, November 16, 2014 ◆ AN ADVERTISING PRODUCT OF LEDGER MEDIA GROUP Keiser University offers an innovative learning experience to its students Keiser University is a private, not-for-pro t university serving approximately 20,000 students statewide, 1,200 of which are currently enrolled through the Lakeland campus. For nearly 40 years, Keiser University (KU) has been a trusted educational resource for Florida’s leading industries, developing the workforce talent necessary for employees to advance within their professions. Through quality teaching and research, the university is committed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment. KU prepares graduates for careers in elds such as business, criminal justice, legal studies, health care, and technology through empowering innovative learning. The Lakeland campus opened in 2000 and has served as a vital connection for local employers seeking to ful ll workforce needs, advance their businesses, and promote economic development in Polk County. Of the many choices at Keiser University a popular program is the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. The program’s curriculum combines both didactic instruction integrated with supervised practice and externships necessary to provide the student with the tools to be Keiser University successful in the eld. The program recently upgraded its lab, adding equipment that enhances the practical aspects of the program. The new equipment can serve multiple programs, including Dietetics, Physical Therapy, and Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology. If the study of forensics appeals to you, KU o ers a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Investigations with a hands-on approach providing students with the competencies in the collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence. Through lab experimentation, students ne-tune their skills in the recognition of relevant scienti c information for forensic investigations. Opportunities to learn from individuals in the industry are woven throughout the curriculum, such as Forensic Investigation students visiting a local towing company where they analyzed tire tracks and latent ngerprint recovery. Another popular choice amongst students is the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Physical Therapy Assistants provide support in the management of therapeutic exercise, patient care, medical diseases and rehabilitation. KU o ers an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), which prepares students for employment as a skilled licensed health care worker under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students taking general education courses aren’t left out of this innovative learning focus at KU. American Literature students participate in a Harlem Renaissance project, which culminates in a “fair” where students share their ndings, sample cuisines, and music from the era. Students are encouraged to dress in period clothing to fully immerse themselves in the experience. The degrees o ered at the Lakeland campus of Keiser University are strategically aligned with the needs of Florida’s economy and the global economy. To learn more about the degrees mentioned here or any of the other undergraduate and graduate degree o erings at the Lakeland campus visit: www. or call 863-682-6020 for more information. Future Opportunities Degree programs available in the fields of: Focus on Your Health Care • Technology • Criminal Justice Legal Studies • Business • Psychology Degree programs and delivery format vary by campus Associate I Bachelor’s I Master’s I Doctoral 888.225.3129

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