Professional Development, Bryan College of Health Sciences

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Professional Development

Enhances your skills to be successful in college and beyond

Schedule an Appointment Today

Schedule an appointment with the Professional Development Counselor or refer a student today.

Mel Stutzman, MA, LIMHP, LADC

Call 402-481-3831 or email

Office 216B

Personal and Professional Support

Professional Development is here to help you enhance your college experience by promoting personal well-being and involvement in professional activities. Through the Peer Mentor Program, students can focus on their professional, social and personal development through a variety of meetings, events and outings.

Academic, Personal and Professional Counseling

College can be an overwhelming and stressful time. It’s our goal to ensure your experience at Bryan College of Health Sciences is a supported time in your education where you leave with the skills needed to be a successful health care professional. We provide free and confidential short-term counseling if you are experiencing academic, personal or professional concerns.

Services are provided for any of the following but not limited to:

  • Transition into a Health Care Profession
  • Résumé Writing, Mock Interviews & Professionalism
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body Image
  • Grief & Trauma
  • Sexuality
  • Identity Issues
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Time Management
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Relaxation Strategies
  • Assertiveness/Confidence/Communication Skills
  • Crisis Management

Peer Mentor Program

Professional Development sponsors the Peer Mentor Program. This program is designed to help students navigate through their college programs of study, develop new skills and styles of performance, and promote personal and professional support networks.

Partnerships & Referrals

Professional Development serves as a liaison between our partnerships with Continuum EAP and Bryan Heartland Psychiatry, as well as personal counselors for longer term counseling and outside resources and referrals. Continuum EAP offers an offsite option for short-term counseling. Bryan Heartland Psychiatry offers medication management of mental health needs.

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