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The Importance of Diversity: Video Interview with Massage Therapy Student Mariah Thompson

Healthcare careers are based around helping all different kinds of people. By receiving an education at an institution that encourages and celebrates diversity, students gain valuable experience and exposure to people from a variety of backgrounds. At WellSpring, students from all walks of life come together and learn about subjects they’re all passionate about.

The American Sociological Association (ASA) stresses the value of a diverse environment in higher education. The ASA reports that by 2050, minorities will make up 50 percent of the U.S. labor force. WellSpring takes pride in providing a diverse educational setting for people of all ethnicities, genders and backgrounds. Mariah Thompson, a massage therapy student, sees these benefits as well. Thompson said, “We’re very well diverse and we all come from different backgrounds. So, it’s nice knowing that I may not know something but another classmate may know more about that topic and we help each other out.”

Watch Mariah’s interview here!

WellSpring’s diverse student population isn’t limited to the classroom. With short breaks every hour and a smaller community campus, students can easily interact with people from all disciplines. WellSpring offers certifications and degrees in multiple skill areas, which exposes students to new topics and people they wouldn’t normally meet. A report from the U.S. Department of Education found that diverse campuses, like WellSpring’s, enhance critical thinking and analytical skills as well as help to break down stereotypes and reduce bias.

By supporting students with a diverse environment and supportive, experienced instructors, WellSpring provides benefits that extend well beyond the classroom. Interactions with diverse groups of people will help prepare students for a successful career along with a happier and more inclusive lifestyle.

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