Samford University's School of Health Professions is home to four academic departments, which comprise of five undergraduate majors and five graduate degree programs.
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.
Occupational TherapyOccupational therapy is the rehabilitation profession that helps people across the lifespan engage in daily life activities do what they need to do and want to do. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, adapt to or prevent injury, illness or impairment, or disability.
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.