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Holistic Health Studies

Your Passion to Help Others Extends Beyond Theory. Learn How to Serve Others in Mind, Body and Spirit.
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College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

Regent Extends $5,000 Scholarship to Nurses

Limited-Time Offer Extended Through December 21, 2021. Complete a Request Information Form to Learn More. Read About the Scholarship
A nurse smiles as she looks through a report. Earn your nursing degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach with a $5,000 scholarship.

College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

APA & CACREP-Accredited Psychology and Counseling Programs

Get an Extraordinary Faith-Based Education From One of the Few Christian Universities Offering Both Accreditations. See Programs
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College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

Health Services Management Positions Are Growing 4x Faster Than Average

Stay Ahead of the Curve With the M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration. Explore the Program
A nurse smiles as she meets with a patient. Earn your medical and health services management position with a degree from Regent University.

College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies

Advance Your Career with a Ph.D. Meant to Challenge and Grow Your Confidence as a Thought Leader in Psychology and Counseling. Learn More
A woman receives counseling. Earn your counseling degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach.

be part of an integrated opportunity to Change lives, Including your own

Regent University’s College of Health & Behavioral Sciences consists of three schools: the School of Psychology & Counseling, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Health. The college offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs that can be pursued online or on-campus in Virginia Beach (varies by program).

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your career in health or behavioral sciences. Your Regent degree will equip you to answer the growing demand for interdisciplinary care and holistic health that addresses the mind, body, and spirit.

As you work toward your degree, you’ll gain tools to help you understand health system complexities and to serve as part of an integrated system of care. A Regent education is built on a strong Christian foundation through which you will learn to distinctively integrate science and faith and wisely engage ethical concerns.

You will also be equipped to serve others with excellence whether you pursue a role in nursing, healthcare management, health information systems, psychology, licensed and pastoral counseling, human services, or gerontology.

  • 8-week online nursing courses
  • Additional 8- and 15-week psychology, counseling, and healthcare course options, online and on campus
  • High-quality programs to help you launch your career or upgrade your credentials
  • Faith-based approach
  • Transfer-friendly credit hours for many degree programs
  • Financial aid available
  • Top military-friendly school
  • Specialized accreditations: CCNE, CACREP, APA
  • Among the first universities to deliver unified interdisciplinary degree programs through a College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

If you are called to lead and serve in the arena of health or behavioral sciences as a caregiver, counselor, medical professional, researcher, administrator, educator, or policymaker, we invite you to apply now.

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Success Stories

“Learn all that you can while you're a student at Regent. Take everything the professors say and learn from their wisdom and expertise, because soon you will be the leader in your field.”

Kelly James, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2011 Licensed Professional Counselor, Professor, Author & Radio Host

“At Regent, I loved the integration of Christian values that were wrapped tightly in a strong academic degree. I felt completely academically prepared to go out and help people, but I also had that very foundational core belief system that was strengthened unbelievably.”

Jada Jackson, B.A. in Communication 2009; MA in Human Services Counseling 2010 President & TV Host, Total Life Counseling; Advisor, Listeners On Call; Author; Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“Best college class I've ever taken. Hands down. I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and family.”

Kristen Aguilar, MBA, 2018 General Management

“I would recommend Regent's counseling programs to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of others and of themselves.”

Karen Palmer, M.A., 2011 Human Services

“"God ordained all the circumstances, and I simply made the step of faith to follow."”

Marina Kuzmina, M.A. in Counseling, 2010 Community Counseling
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November 1, 2021
Regent University Announces New College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (November 1, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce the launch of the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences. The college will contain three schools: the School of Psychology …

October 12, 2021
Access the Next Level of Your Nursing Career

Whether you’ve already obtained your bachelor’s degree in nursing or starting on your nursing education path, working toward your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree can help open doors to a meaningful career and exciting leadership …

August 18, 2021
Rising World Changers

Meet Nine Accomplished Graduates from the Class of 2021 who are Ready to Change the World Sheila Atieno (College of Arts & Sciences ’21)B.S. in Biophysical Sciences Sheila is living proof that miracles exist. In middle school, a train wreck left …

July 22, 2021
Regent University Named #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 22, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked the #1 Safest College in Virginia. Regent’s outstanding safeguards were recognized in a new report by YourLocalSecurity, an ADT authorized provider and partner of …

July 1, 2021
Regent University Appoints New Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 1, 2021) – Today, Regent University welcomed Aaron Marks as its new Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Marks will oversee Regent’s admissions initiatives and recruitment efforts …

June 17, 2021
Regent University Names William L. Hathaway, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 17, 2021) – Today, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor, and CEO of Regent University, announced that the university has appointed William L. Hathaway, Ph.D. to …

June 11, 2021
Spring 2021 Faculty Awards for Excellence Announced by Regent's Office of Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 11, 2021) - Regent University's Faculty Awards for Excellence program recognizes faculty for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to Regent's mission as evidenced by …

May 12, 2021
14 SOAR FAQs Answered: An Interview with Regent University’s Orientation Team

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 12, 2021) – As Regent University’s Spring 2021 semester comes to a close, our beautiful campus is gearing up for the summer events, including SOAR -- Summer Orientation, Advising …

May 8, 2021
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 41st Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University conferred over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 41st commencement ceremony—making the class of 2021 the largest …

April 26, 2021
Regent University Freezes Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 26, 2021) – To help students recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regent University will freeze tuition for all classes in Fall 2021 through Summer 2022, both online and on campus. For …

April 14, 2021
Regent University Extends $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship™ to Nurses

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 14, 2021) – To honor the healthcare heroes serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regent University is offering a $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship™ to all licensed, registered …

March 18, 2021
10 Things You Need to Know About Regent 2021 Commencement and Commissioning Virtual Ceremonies

Regent is excited that graduates and their supporters from around the world can come together during a virtual experience to celebrate the culmination of our journey together. Here are some important …

March 18, 2021
Regent University Announces Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as 2021 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 18, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the keynote speaker for its 41st commencement ceremony on May 8, 2021. Secretary …

March 8, 2021
Regent University Will Celebrate Virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University will celebrate its 41st commencement ceremony in a virtual format with live-streamed events at www.regent.edu/commencement. We are …

February 10, 2021
Regent University Nursing Students Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 10, 2021) – In response to a surging demand for healthcare personnel who are trained to administer vaccines, Regent University nursing students are helping the Virginia Department of …