Academic Advising | Methodist College - UnityPoint Health

Academic Advising

New Students

Arts & Sciences Majors

Program chairs will provide academic advising and initial registration services for NEW and CONTINUING students in the following programs:

Health Science and Healthcare Management - Dr. Amber Schappaugh

Bachelor of Social Work - Mr. Corey Campbell

Bachelor of Science in Medical and Life Sciences - Dr. Octavian Gabor

Medical Assistant Certificate - Dr. Amber Schappaugh

Nursing Majors

Bachelor of Nursing (Prelicensure, Prelicensure Accelerated, Second Degree) - Heather Moles, Director of Advising

Nursing Assistant Certificate - Dr. Theresa Schwindenhammer


New Student Orientation Questions  Academic Advising Director
New Student Communications
Computer Issues IT Support (submit an IT Support Ticket)
Registration Issues, including CAMS issues Office of the Registrar
Financial Aid Questions Financial Aid Office
Tuition and Billing Concerns Office of the Bursar
Finding textbooks required for Classes Methodist College Online Bookstore
Purchasing textbooks Methodist College Online Bookstore
Book vouchers (to charge books to your CAMS account) Sent to your Methodist College email after you register for courses. Vouchers
Student Housing Questions Director of Student Affairs
Health Records Questions Student Services Receptionist

Mission of Academic Advising

The mission of the advising program at Methodist College is to empower students to become self-directed learners and decision makers who will develop and implement sound educational and career plans consistent with their personal values, goals and career aspirations in healthcare. Collaborative relationships between students, advisors and faculty mentors will assist students in the successful transition to college life and develop students' appreciation for the academic community to which they belong.

The Academic Advising Program is offered to all new and continuing students. The Academic Advising Program is administered by Academic Affairs under the direction of the Director of Academic Advising. The advising model approaches advising from the perspective of learning outcomes and educates students about their programs so that they are responsible for scheduling, progression monitoring, and graduation planning. Students are advised at new student orientation and at advising workshops held each spring and fall ahead of the registration period. Faculty serve as Advising Educators and each student is assigned an Advising Educator who participates in advising at the workshops and orientation. The Director of Academic Advising provides support to all students and to Advising Educators. As students progress in their education, faculty advisors provide career and content based advising support, while prescriptive advising support will be available through the Director of Academic Advising.