2017-2018 Samford University Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2024  
2017-2018 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health Sciences


Nena F. Sanders, Vice Provost, College of Health Sciences, Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor, Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Tinisha Glenn, Contracts Attorney
Leslie Mann, Assistant to the Vice Provost
Lesley Parrish, Administrative Assistant
Deanna Smeltzer, Business Manager

Center for Faith and Health

Michael Hogue, Associate Dean
Debbie Duke, Director, Congregational Health Program

Enrollment Management and Student Services

Marian Carter, Assistant Dean
Leslie Carlisle, Director of Graduate Student Services
Misty Altiparmak, Admissions Advisor

Experiential Learning and Simulation Center

Jill Pence, Executive Director
Shannon Ashe, Simulation Coordinator
Melanie Henningsen, Simulation Coordinator

Healthcare is one of the most dynamic career paths in the world today. It is reinventing itself in the face of constant change. Opportunities exist now that no one imagined 10 years ago. Although many things are changing, the one thing in healthcare that will never change is the need for knowledgeable, compassionate, skilled, and motivated people who are answering their call to care for others. Individuals fortunate enough to have such a calling go on to more than just a career; they create a life rich in opportunity and fulfillment. The College of Health Sciences was created to extend the reach of Samford’s mission and to provide students the opportunity to answer the call of caring for others.

Four schools make up the College of Health Sciences: School of Health Professions Ida Moffett School of Nursing McWhorter School of Pharmacy , and School of Public Health . At the intersection of these schools is the Center for Faith and Health. The Center is where our academic programs and Christian faith intersect to care for people at home, in the community and around the world. This purposeful interaction with the world around us is the practical application of all that we know, believe, and continue to learn.

Students who begin their careers at Samford are uniquely positioned to combine their faith, skills and knowledge to positively impact the lives of patients and families. We believe in caring for the whole person and our graduates are prepared and committed to caring for others physically, spiritually and emotionally.

For those called to the healthcare profession, the opportunities you will find within the College are unprecedented in our history. This year, we have more than 30 health-related majors divided between undergraduate and graduate programs, and we expect to add many more in the future. The College prepares students for some of the fastest-growing, in-demand, and fulfilling careers in the world. To learn more about the College of Health Sciences, please visit www.samford.edu/healthsciences.