School of Innovative Learning (SIL)

A school as innovative as the world we live in. That’s SIL. Programs are available for undergraduates and graduates to complete in person, online or with a hybrid option – our learning environment is as flexible as it is innovative. If you want to stand out from the crowd in your career, you’ve come to the right place.


Through internal and external partnerships SIL offers new courses, initiatives, projects and programs for students to stay competitive.

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Health Sciences

Two programs – pre-health professions or leadership – provide a solid foundation for a successful healthcare career.

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Exercise Science

Exercise your interest in healthcare and gain critical knowledge needed for graduate school and a career of your choice.


Instructional Design and Technology

Earn your master’s online and capitalize on one of the fastest-growing areas in higher education and corporate training.

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Open Learning Academy

The Open Learning Academy (OLA) is a flexible, online option for anyone looking to earn college credits in a fast-paced environment. With more than 70, eight-week courses offered, the OLA has what you’re looking for, whether you want to finish your degree, change careers, tackle prerequisites for medical school or are on another unique education path.


A collaboration between Doane and edX – an online education platform founded by MIT and Harvard – DoaneX courses will set you apart in your career. With four programs offered, you can deepen your knowledge on a subject or jump-start your master’s or bachelor’s degrees.


Cannabis Studies

Dive into all aspects of the emerging cannabis industry. Certificate, credit and non-credit courses for undergraduates and external learners are available.

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Doane University is recognized by The National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program (ERP), which recognizes and distinguishes programs with approved and standardized strength and conditioning or personal training curricula. Recognized programs are designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.
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