Samford University's School of Health Professions is home to five academic departments, which comprise of six undergraduate majors and six graduate degree programs.
Samford's Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences offers two degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level that are entry-to-profession, preparing graduates to take the national board of examinations in order to obtain a state license to practice as a respiratory therapist immediately following graduation.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Speech language pathology and audiology are inherently service careers. The professionals who choose this life are called to a life of caring, using their gifts to better the lives of others. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers three degrees: one undergraduate and two graduate degrees.
Kinesiology is the study of human movement and its impact on people's health and quality of life. Samford's Department of Kinesiology offers four undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in sport administration, and one graduate degree, a Master of Athletic Training.
Physician Assistant Studies
As the newest department in the School of Health Professions, faculty and staff are working diligently toward an anticipated start of August 2019 for its inaugural degree, the Master of Science in physician assistant studies.
Physical therapy is a critical component to effective health care as movement is essential to human well-being. It is fueled by a compelling desire to make the lives of others better. The Department of Physical Therapy offers a three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program with a heavy emphasis on the sciences.