School of Health Professions Undergraduate Degrees

The School of Health Professions offers degree programs in an array of specialties that make up a large portion of the health care workforce. We prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to continue their education at professional and graduate schools, ultimately working to deliver exceptional care.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

There is something special about those who use their gifts to make a difference in the lives of others. This undergraduate major is designed to foster a love for others while providing you the knowledge and practical experience to continue your education at the graduate level and attain your personal career goals.

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Exercise Science (Prephysical Therapy)

This distinctive prephysical therapy major was created specifically to prepare you for a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates classes such as nutrition, biology, physics, athletic training and chemistry to ensure that you are prepared for whatever comes next in life.

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Health Sciences

Majoring in health sciences allows you to explore the various professions within the broad area of health. Whether you are interested in becoming a physician assistant, an occupational therapist, a strength and conditioning coach or other health professional, the health sciences major provides many elective hours to allow you to tailor your program to meet your professional goals.

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Sport Administration

If your calling leads you to the world of sports, a degree in sport administration will prepare you for leadership at almost any level of the industry. In addition to giving you the knowledge and experience you need to excel on the business side of sports, we see the degree as a kingdom calling—an opportunity to serve as a Gospel witness in the sports world.

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Sports Medicine (Premedicine)

Answering the call to join the medical profession means dedicating yourself to helping others lead better, healthier lives. In the sports medicine program, you will build a foundation for professional success, whether you go on the medical school or another professional track.

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Fast-track Options

B.S., Exercise Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn a major in Exercise Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy is just six years. Incoming freshmen may apply for the program and must meet specific progression standards to remain in the program. Acceptance to the fast track guarantees admission into Samford's D.P.T. program as long as progression standards are met.

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B.S., Health Sciences/Master of Athletic Training

Earn a major in Health Sciences and a Master of Athletic Training in just five years. Upon the submission of your application to Samford University, you must complete a second application for the fast-track Master of Athletic Training program. 

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