C. Scott Bickel, Associate Dean; Director, Office for Faith and Health; Professor, Physical Therapy
Jill Pence, Executive Director, Experiential Learning and Simulation Center; Associate Professor, Nursing
Robert Hensarling, Director, Office of Interprofessional Education; Professor, Kinesiology
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 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 , Moffett & Sanders 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 globe. 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 exceptionally 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. 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.