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  • Celebrating 90 years of health care education at Samford Apply Now

    School of Health Professions

    A School for the Future

    The health professions make up the vast majority of jobs in health care today. How are we preparing students to answer their calling?
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    Three Departments

    Health Professions comprises three departments: Kinesiology, Physical Therapy and Communication Sciences & Disorders.
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    Department of Physical Therapy

    In Summer 2015, we will launch the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Hear from the head of the department.

    Communication Sciences & Disorders

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is enrolling undergraduate students for Fall 2014 classes. Visit the department page to learn more about this exciting new degree program.
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    Faith & Health

    In the College of Health Sciences, we put our beliefs into action through the Center. Learn about how our students and faculty are affecting the care of people around the world.
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    Meet the Magic City

    Birmingham is one of the leading health care centers in the world, but it also has a new vibe that is turning heads around the country.
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  • Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA  22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

    Samford University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE.  The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.  Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.