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College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

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 can 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 can 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 can learn to distinctively integrate science and faith and wisely engage ethical concerns.

You can 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.

We Know What’s Important to You:

  • 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

“Regent trained me really well as a clinician in getting the types of clinical experiences that I needed and building relationships. I felt known as a person and invested in for who I was.”

Madison Simons, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2020 Staff Psychologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

“Regent provided a very hands-on experience that I could implement in my life right away. You can’t come out of this program without becoming a better leader. It proves itself of worth and value time and again.”

Cynthia Arocho, M.A., 2012

“Regent opened up so many opportunities for further training and further education.”

Melanie Mosbarger, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2016

“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

“I choose Regent for its professional thoughtful and approach to education, but what shaped me was the mentoring faculty and my cohort experience.”

Chris Hull, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2009 Head of Graduate Counseling, John Brown University; Board of Directors Chair, CACREP
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Health & Behavioral Sciences

June 4, 2024
How to Become a Licensed Therapist

So, you feel called to help others manage and overcome life’s dilemmas and lead them to better mental health? That is an important calling! Such a calling may be pushing you toward becoming a licensed mental health therapist. Mental health counseling is a …

May 8, 2024
What is a PMHNP?

What is a PMHNP? While its title may seem like a random assortment of letters to some, PMHNPs play a crucial role in healthcare. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) blend the worlds of nursing and psychiatric mental health to provide assessments, diagnoses and …

February 21, 2024
Regent’s Online Master’s in School Counseling Ranked Top 10 Best in the Nation

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 21, 2024) – has ranked Regent University as a Best Online Master's in School Counseling Program for 2024—surging ahead of hundreds of colleges and …

October 23, 2023
Regent University Introduces Two New Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs that Qualify for a $5,000 Scholarship

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Oct. 23, 2023) – Regent is adding two new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs to its Spring 2024 curricula that qualify for the Healthcare Hero …

October 10, 2023
Regent’s Graduate Level Counseling Programs Hailed as the Best in the Nation for 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Oct. 10, 2023) – Regent University is leading the pack with three new “best of” rankings from, an online tool that provides aspiring students insight to …

September 21, 2023
Regent Recognized at the Top of the List for the Nation’s 2023 Best Online Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Sept. 21, 2023) – Regent University has been ranked #1 on the 2023 Best Online Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling Programs list by …

September 18, 2023
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent University a Tier 1 Best National University for the Fifth Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Sept. 18, 2023) – Regent University has once again been named a “Top Tier” institution by U.S. News and World Report on its 2024 Best Colleges Rankings. U.S …

May 23, 2023
Regent Breaks Into the Top 10 List for Best Master’s in Human Services in the Nation

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 23, 2023) – Regent University’s Master’s in Human Services has been ranked #6 on the Top 21 Master’s in Human Services Degree Programs of 2023 by – an …

March 31, 2023
Can You Get a Ph.D. Without a Master’s?

So, you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree and want to get on the fast track to a Ph.D. The question is—can you get your Ph.D. without a master’s degree? Or, is a combined master’s and doctoral program an option? The answer to …

March 13, 2023
Regent University Named #5 Best Military Friendly® School for 2023-24

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 13, 2023) – Regent University was ranked #5 by Military Friendly® Schools for the academic year 2023-24, up one spot from last year’s ranking. Regent’s #5 …

February 27, 2023
‘God is Here’: Regent University Experiences Outpouring of Spiritual Renewal

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 27, 2023) – As revival moves to college campuses across the nation, Regent University students, faculty, and staff are experiencing a miraculous move of God. The Holy Spirit …

February 16, 2023
What is an APRN?

Nursing is a noble and viable medical profession. Nurses are the foundation of the healthcare system. You may have heard the acronym APRN, but what is an APRN? Learn more about Advanced Practice Registered Nursing. What is an APRN? Things You’ll Learn as an Advanced …

December 28, 2022
Regent University Celebrates the 2022 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Dec. 28, 2022) – In 2022, Regent University celebrated historic growth, launched exciting new initiatives, and received notable accolades and awards. The following summary provides a few notable highlights …

November 11, 2022
Life Coaching: Helping Students Help Themselves

By Jeffrey Pittman, Kyle Graham, and Adam WilliamsThe COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous global impact, forcing people and all types of organizations to adapt quickly to a new reality. Higher education institutions and students not comfortable …

October 13, 2022
Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson Tells Students at the College of Health & Behavioral Science’s Chancellor’s Forum that God has a Place in Healthcare

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Oct. 13, 2022) – Regent University Founder, Chancellor & CEO Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson held a Chancellor’s Forum on …