Who We Are

COLLEGE MISSION

Kettering College, born out of Adventist faith, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in health science. Upholding Christ, the College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit.

COLLEGE VISION

Innovation. Superior graduates. Passion for service and health.

KETTERING COLLEGE VALUES

Trustworthy

  • We value personal and professional integrity and accountability in all relationships.

Innovative

  • We value an approach to health science education that promotes advances in the effective practice and delivery of health care.
  • We value creative, future-oriented preparation of health care professionals to meet the challenges of providing comprehensive and compassionate health care.

Caring

  • We value spiritual wholeness and nurture personal spiritual growth.
  • We value and respect the dignity of all people as being made in the image of God.
  • We value being called to Christian service through the ministry of health care as a reflection of Christ’s unconditional love.

Competent

  • We value excellence in teaching and clinical competence evidenced in personal and professional growth.
  • We value promptness and effectiveness in responding to the needs of others.
  • We value lifelong learning as an integral part of our professional calling and personal growth.

Collaborative

  • We value social responsibility and service to others.
  • We value partnerships that foster enhanced service to our community.

KETTERING COLLEGE: A SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST COLLEGE

Owned and operated by Kettering Medical Center, Kettering College is an integral part of the educational mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes firmly in the inspiration of the Bible, the record of creation, the divinity of Christ, His saving work at Calvary, and His second coming. Adventists believe that God desires the very best of us; therefore, we endeavor to order our lives after His teaching and His will. We recognize that positive relationships with others and with God are vitally important to a happy and fulfilling life. Adventists emphasize the importance of spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth to ensure a well-balanced personal development. We believe that God invites us to make a difference in this world, first by letting the difference of the Gospel change our own hearts, and then by sharing the gifts God has given us to serve others. As a health care professional, the difference you can make for people will be very significant.

While at Kettering College, you may experience some campus practices that are new to you.

  • You will find opportunities in your classes and with campus faculty and staff to discuss spiritual issues as they relate to healing, ethics, and personal growth.
  • Your faculty may lead in devotional thoughts and/or prayer as you begin classes.
  • You will be expected to join corporate worship experiences during convocations and Spiritual Emphasis Friday programs.
  • You are strongly encouraged to abstain from illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and you are strictly prohibited from possessing and/or using them on campus and at College-sponsored events.
  • You will notice that the biblical Sabbath, a prominent belief of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, is observed from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Campus activities are different and ministry opportunities more plentiful during Sabbath hours.
  • You will find opportunities for service to fellow humanity, whether in local communities or in distant mission outposts.

We encourage you to ask questions and to keep an open mind to the religious diversity that you will experience at Kettering College. During your experience at Kettering College, inquire about the different faith expressions of our student body, faculty, and staff. Make spiritual learning an important area of growth as you become a health professional.

While at Kettering College, we pray for and desire that you will find a place to belong, where you feel loved and valued, and where you are encouraged to seek God and grow into the men and women He intended us to be.