Health and education are at the heart of the community. Because it's the foundation of people and professions. One of the most important aspects, in my opinion, of our school is that we believe in what's called scholar practitioners. And this is particularly poignant to the School of Health Studies and Education. Scholar practitioner means that we value theory, we value knowledge, but we value it being applied to real world problems. So in education, we provide a number of opportunities for students to get into schools. Saint Joseph's is partnered with the K-8 school very close to our campus called Samuel Gompers. It's a school district of Philadelphia school. We provide amazing opportunities for our students to go in and work in Gompers, whether it's in clubs and activities with students, tutoring, through Big Brothers Big Sisters, providing support to teachers, and all kinds of aspects. On the health side, we have a number of partnerships with local hospitals and health centers, where our students get to go in and actually do practical things. Not only do you take blood pressure or learn how to do those kinds of things, but you learn how to interact with people and learn those inner relational skills.
In a lot of my classes that are health based, we really focused on the whole person. The professor's not only try to teach that, but they also try to reflect that in the classroom. So the teachers are really involved in you and your life.