Samford University's School of Public Health is home to five academic departments, which comprise of five undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs and one certificate program, the Dietetic Internship. As the only Christian school of public health in the southeast, students are taught in a faith-based context that develops distinctive leaders in a shifting world.
Health Informatics and Information Management
The use of informatics in health care has exploded and with that so has the need for professionals to plan, build and manage the health informatics infrastructure. Employment of health informatics professionals is expected to grow twice as fast as employment overall, and three of the five fastest growing job categories between now and 2022 are predicted to revolve around health care and information technology.
Samford University’s Department of Healthcare Administration was created for people who are called to serve through dynamic leadership. The department focuses on developing and nurturing servant leaders who will make a mighty impact on the delivery of healthcare locally, nationally and internationally.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Few topics relative to the health care industry generate more discussion, more argument or more passionate interest than nutrition and food. Whether we are looking for more effective ways to feed starving people in famine-ridden countries or battling obesity and diabetes in developed nations, there are an infinite number of opportunities for people called to nutrition and dietetics to make a difference in the lives of individuals and entire populations.
The Department of Public Health educates students in a variety of multidisciplinary approaches to public health practice and research. In earning your degree, you will explore both quantitative and qualitative aspects of public health at all levels of analysis. The public health major will provide a broad and rigorous sequence of courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health systems, behavior science and environmental health sciences.
Samford's Department of Social Work is a distinctively Christian learning community that prepares graduates for lives of service as advanced social workers who promote wholeness, healing and reconciliation. In our department, you’ll find many exciting learning opportunities, from courses taught by well-trained, articulate social work scholars and practitioners to field placement opportunities in various fields of practice in local, national and international locations.