2016-2017 Samford University Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2016-2017 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health Sciences


Nena F. Sanders, Vice Provost, Dean, Professor, Ralph W. Beeson Chair of Nursing
Leslie Mann, Assistant to the Vice Provost

Michael Hogue, Associate Dean of the Center for Faith and Health
Marian Carter, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services
Jill Pence, Executive Director of the Simulation Center
Katie Stripling, Executive Director of External Relations
Leslie Carlisle, Director of Student Services
Debbie Duke, Congregational Health Program Director
Tinisha Glenn, Contracts and Compliance Manager
Deanna Smeltzer, Business Manager

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 knowledgeable, compassionate, skilled and motivated people who are answering a 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 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 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 all that we are continually learning.

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 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 most fulfilling careers in the world. To learn more about the College of Health Sciences, please visit www.samford.edu/healthsciences.