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The College of Health & Education

The College of Health and Education (COHE) supports the mission and vision of the university by offering fully accredited undergraduate and graduate professional programs that are grounded in the sciences and humanities.  We offer degrees in Occupational and Physical Therapy, Nursing, Counseling, and Education.  Students interested in careers in Nursing, Counseling and Education can choose from several tracks at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and Occupational and Physical therapy students earn bachelors degrees in Healthcare Studies or Kinesiology respectively on the pathway to earning their Master of Science in Occupational Therapy or their Doctor of Physical Therapy.  


Our programs are fully accredited or approved by one of the following agencies:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

The Maine State Board of Nursing

The Maine State Board of Education

Admissions Criteria

Each of our programs have admissions criteria unique to the discipline.  Refer to your program of interest for detailed information about the qualifications for admissions into the program.  

Cheryl Adams 1998
B.S. Florida International University
M.H.S. University of Indianapolis
D.Sc. University of Maryland
Lynne Atherley 2015
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Parkside
M.Ed. Edinboro Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Mikal Crawford 2009
BS Western Virginia University
M.S. Frostburg State College
Ed. D. University of Maine
Kimberly Davis 2003
B.S. University of New England
M.S.O.T. University of New Hampshire
O.T.D. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Carolyn Dorfman 2012
B.A. University of Colorado
M.S. Colorado State University
Ph.D. Capella University
Deborah Drew 2007
B.S. University of Maine
M.Ed. University of Maine
Ed.D. University of Maine
Laurie Eddy 2006
B.S.N. University of Maine
M.S.N. University of Maine
Cathleen Goebel 2011
B.S.N. University of Connecticut
M.S.N. Rush University
Suzanne Gordon 1995
B.S. University of Missouri
M.A. University of North Carolina
Ed.D. University of Maine
Valerie Herbert 2006
B.S.N. Troy State
M.S.N. St. Joseph's College
Katie Howland 2014
B.S. University of New England
M.S. University of New England
Christine Hubbard 2006
B.S. Tufts University
M.A. Tufts University
O.T.D. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Mary Jude 2011
B.S. University of the State of New York Regents College
MSN University of Maine and MPH Loma Linda University/ FNP-PA University of North Dakota
Cavenaugh Kelly 2014
B.S. University of Southern Maine
M.S. Lewiston Auburn College
Kelly Mead 2008
B.S. University of Maine
M.Ed. University of Maine
Barbara Moody 2011
B.S. St. Michael's College
"M.Ed. University of Alaska, Anchorage"
Ph.D. student at University of Maine
Karen Morren 2000
B.S. Biology Albright College
M.P.T. - Hahnemann University
D.P.T. Simmons College
Laurie Mouradian 2010
B.S. Tuft's University
 M.S. Emory University
Sc.D. Boston University
Moira O'Neil 2012
B.S.N. University of the District of Columbia and BA Castleton State College
M.S.N. Yale University
Ph.D. Yale University
Margaret Olson 2010
B.S. Marquette University
M.Ed. University of Maine
Ph.D. University of Maine
Jeanne-Ann Ouellette 2011
B.S.N. University of Maine
M.S.N. University of Maine
Cynthia Peterson 2001
B.S. Husson University
M.S. Arizona State University
Valerie Sauda 2014
B.A. University of Southern Maine
M.S. University of Southern Maine
Arthur Schwarcz 1999
B.S. York University
M.A. Indiana State University
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Wayne Scott 2009
B.A. University of Delaware
M.P.T. University of Delaware
Ph.D. University of Delaware
Ben Sidaway 1996
B.Sc. Loughborough University of Technology
M.A. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill & M.S.P.T. Husson College
Ph.D. Penn State University
Sondra Siegel 1998
B.A. University of California at Berkeley & B.S. Washington University
Ph.D. Emory University
Connie Sprague 2001
B.S.N. University of Maine
M.S.N. Boston University
Kimberly Steinbarger 2008
B.S. Daemen College
M.H.S. University of Indianapolis
Cathy Stucker 2014
B.S. Indiana University
D.Sc. Andrews University
Mary Tedesco-Schneck 2003
B.S. Rutgers College of Nursing
M.S. Seton Hall University
working towards Ed.D. University of Maine
Shelly Tennett 2008
B.S. University of Maine
M.Ed University of Maine
Chad Tiernan 2012
B.S. University of Michigan
M.S. University of Michigan
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Rhonda Waskiewicz 2015
B.S. Tufts University
M.S. Kings College
Ed.D. Tempie University
Deborah Whittemore 2006
B.S. University of Bridgeport
M.S. Boston College
LeeAnne Wilson 2003
B.A. Pomona College
M.Ed. Cambridge College
Ed.D. University of Maine
John Yasenchak 2011
M.A. Fordham University
Ed. D. University of Maine Counselor Education