An Innovative College Intentionally and Strategically Designed for the Ever-changing Health Care World

Health care is an industry reinventing itself. Technology, an aging population, medical research and clinical advancements unimaginable 20 years ago are increasing the demand for responsive, responsible health care, while forcing changes to the way in which care is delivered. Increasingly, the model for patient care is shifting to interdisciplinary, collaborative teams of health care professionals in an effort to meet the demand, while simultaneously resulting in better patient outcomes.

While health care is changing faster than at any time in  history, what hasn't changed, what will never change, is the need for skilled, compassionate caregivers who understand both the art and science of health care.

This is why Samford created the College of Health Sciences.

With the creation of the College of Health Sciences at Samford University, the demand for skilled, compassionate caregivers is met with exceptional people driven by their desire to care for their patients.

Four exceptional schools and two world-class centers make up the College of Health Sciences: School of Health ProfessionsIda Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health along with the Center for Faith and Health and the Experiential Learning and Simulation Center. 

Across all four schools and in every program, we focus on four aspects of the college experience to better prepare our graduates for the world awaiting them following graduation.  As a result, employment rates for Samford graduates continue to remain strong, which means the health-related career paths our students are choosing yield high returns on their investment by default.  The College of Health Sciences at Samford University is where calling, education, and service meet.  

Students Working Together

Rigorous academics

Together, our students and faculty pursue an academic programs that challenge at every level. The results are clear. Our graduates are more than prepared, as they are consistently accepted into their preferred graduate programs and pass the licensure exams at rates far exceeding national averages.

Clinical experience

It is our belief that you cannot graduate skilled, compassionate people without providing them with hands-on, patient-care experience. In most of our programs, students earn considerably more clinical experience than required by the various accrediting organizations.

Interprofessional curriculum

Across all four schools, we have constructed out curricula to foster interprofessional collaboration, successfully preparing graduates to work on interprofessional care teams. For example, in the College of Health Sciences, our students’ normal class day might include a clinical simulation setting in which nursing students may be working with social work students, health informatics students might be collaborating with pharmacy students, and athletic training students might join forces with students studying respiratory care. 

Christian context.

As part of Samford University, we exist to help further the University's mission. Everything we do is grounded in the Christian faith and community service. As a Christian university, it is our mission to foster each student's academic, professional and ethical abilities, while encouraging social and civic responsibilities.