Live Your Dreams: Video Interview with Non-Traditional Nutrition Student Michelle Cason

For many parents, kids going off to college signals the beginning of a certain period of wondering: “What’s next?” Is it time to retire; focus on a new career; or simply keep doing the same old, same old? WellSpring School of Allied Health gives people the opportunity to begin a career doing something they’ve always dreamed of!

The NYU School of Medicine says that it’s common for parents to experience symptoms of feeling left out, having a void to fill or difficulty relinquishing control. To combat these feelings, nextavenue.org suggests they begin to focus more on themselves. Instead of focusing on their children who are off at school, it gives parents the time and opportunity to focus on their passions.

That’s exactly what happened for Michelle Cason, a nutrition student at WellSpring. Her children were getting ready to head off to college and she wasn’t sure what to do next. Cason said, “I came to a place where I wondered, ‘I don’t know what’s next for me.’ So, I decided to go into nutrition because I love everything about it. This school has given me the opportunity to live my dreams and bring about a positive future.”

Non-traditional students, like Cason, who return to school later in life are a growing trend in the United States. The National Center for Education Statistics predicts that enrollment by people aged 25 and older will grow by 18 percent by 2024. That’s slightly up from the predicted 13 percent growth of students under the age of 25. WellSpring’s wide variety of course offerings and class types allows people to return to school and earn a degree, no matter their stage of life.

At WellSpring, students can earn certificates or degrees in fields ranging from medical assisting to nutrition. As an institution, WellSpring School of Allied Health has an 85 percent student retention rate, 86 percent graduation rate and an 85 percent job placement rate! Whether students are looking to head to college directly from high school or looking for a new career after their children leave the house, WellSpring provides students with the tools they need to follow their dreams.

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