2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health Sciences


Nena F. Sanders, Vice Provost, Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor
Leslie Mann, Assistant to the Vice Provost
Katie Stripling, Executive Director of External Relations
Marian Carter, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services


Health care is one of the most dynamic career paths in the world today. It is reinventing itself in the face of constant change and opportunities exist now that no one imagined 10 years ago. Although many things are changing, the one thing in health care that will never change is the need for smart, compassionate, skilled and motivated people who are answering a call to care for others. Those 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 knowing they make a difference in the life of each person they touch. 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 to a lifetime of caring for others.

Four schools make up the College of Health Sciences: Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing McWhorter School of Pharmacy School of Health Professions , and School of Public Health . At the intersection of these schools is the Center for Faith and Health. The Center is where we put our academic programs and Christian faith into practice caring 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 and all that we are continually learning.

Caregivers 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 committed to caring for others physically, spiritually and emotionally.

For people called to the health care profession, the opportunities you will find within the College are unprecedented in our history. This year, we have more than 30 health-related degrees divided between undergraduate and graduate programs and we expect to add an additional 20 in the future. The College prepares students for some of the fastest growing and most fulfilling careers in the country. To learn more about the College of Health Sciences, please visit www.samford.edu/healthsciences.