student and professor using kinesiology equipment
School of Health Professions Timeline
School of Health Professions established with in the College of Health Sciences 2013
Depart of Kinesiology, established at Samford in 1945, moves into the School of Health Professions 2013
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders established 2013
Department of Physical Therapy established 2013
Inaugural MS in Speech-Language Pathology cohort enrolled 2015
Inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy cohort enrolled 2015
Department of Physician Assistant Studies established 2017
Inaugural MS in Physician Assistant Studies cohort enrolled 2019

New thinking to prepare students for the changing health care environment

Health care today is increasingly delivered by teams of professionals from a broad range of specialties and professions working in collaboration. To prepare our graduates to thrive in today’s dynamic environment, we have built our curricula to foster inter-disciplinary collaboration between students in every school of the College of Health Sciences. As a student in the School of Health Professions, you may find yourself working with nursing students or nutrition majors. It’s an innovative approach that ensures each graduate is prepared for the career of their choosing.