College of Education and Health Professions

The college of education and health profession serves the educational and health community through research-based professional practice and a variety of learning constructs applied to real-world experiences.

All courses are fully accredited. Our faculty provide expertise in several domains including education, nursing, psychology, sociology work, and social work. Faculty research covers a wide range of topics including health promotion, health communication, decision support, health disparities for disadvantaged groups, and access to healthcare.


  • Department of Early Childhood Education- Teaching Young Children
  • Department of Education Technology
  • Department of Education Administration
  • Department of Language and Literacy ELL
  • Department of Secondary Education


  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology and Psychology
  • Department of Sports and Exercise Science

Park University is committed to providing assistance to students who do not receive federal grant assistance.  We welcome applications from students who have distinguished themselves through school, community, and/or church activities while showing significant academic achievement in school.  We have over 7 categories of scholarships both internal and external that cater to all our students including international scholars.

For more information on how to apply for the scholarships visit our Scholarship Information Guide

At Park University,  we value the next career step after graduating. The Career Center is ready to assist you!  With upcoming programs and events that are geared towards job opportunities, our staff members are available to connect with you.

The following ways can be used to reach out to our career teams:

  • Online drop-in hours
  • by appointment
  • by email
  • by phone

For more information and our current hours, please visit Career Development 


  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Head Start Teacher
  • Non-Profit or For-Profit Agency Supervisor, Manager or Director


  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Therapist
  • Counselor
students in hospital

Department of Nursing

The Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing at Park University offers program options in Kansas City, including a BSN pre-licensure program option. Our flexible scheduling, dedicated faculty and relationships with hospitals and medical facilities throughout Kansas City provide current and future nurses with valuable opportunities to achieve their educational goals.

Park University’s BSN program combines the “art and science” of nursing with a foundation in the liberal arts to prepare graduates who will assume the scope of practice expected of the professional nurse. The Nursing pre-licensure program option is designed for the non-nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse who desires a baccalaureate degree in nursing. It is a face-to-face and online program taught in Parkville, Missouri. Enjoy the benefits of one-on-one instruction with small class sizes and a state-of-the-art skills labs only a short drive outside of downtown Kansas City at our main Parkville campus.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.