MaconCatalog : College of Health Professions
College of Health Professions
Lisa M. Lundquist, Dean
Leslie F. Taylor, Associate Dean
Jeannette R. Anderson, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
William R. Holcomb, Director, Athletic Training Program
Craig D. Marker, Chair, Department of Clinical Psychology
Jill R. Mattingly, Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Nannette C. Turner, Chair, Department of Public Health
The College of Health Professions is comprised of five disciplines: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, Clinical Psychology, and Athletic Training. The College offers the doctoral-level physical therapy program, master’s-level physician assistant program, master’s-level public health program, master’s-level athletic training program, doctoral-level clinical psychology program, and bachelor’s-level public health program. The Department of Physical Therapy offers an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy residency program, a Neurologic Physical Therapy residency program, a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary residency program, and a fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.
The College of Health Professions seeks to prepare students to improve the health and quality of life of individuals and society through excellence in teaching, research, and service.
The College of Health Professions will:
Provide an education that is effective, innovative, and comprehensive.
Foster an environment that is caring, equitable, and responsive toward all stakeholders.
Ensure quality of programs through continuous assessment and improvement.
Encourage diversity and adhere to the values of the University's Judeo-Christian heritage while respecting the pluralistic values of our society.
Engage students in active learning to enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Foster personal and professional growth and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Support a highly qualified faculty in their pursuit of teaching, scholarly activity, and service in recognition that these activities are integral components of continuing professional growth.
Provide the infrastructure to support research that integrates components of basic science, public health, clinical interventions, and pedagogical innovation.
Prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in their communities and profession.
Provide postgraduate education including graduate programs, residencies, fellowships, and certificate programs.
Engage in interprofessional education to develop mutual understanding of and respect for the contributions of various disciplines for the betterment of individuals and society.
The College of Health Professions will be nationally recognized for promoting and improving health through excellence in education, leadership, and innovation.
Core Values
The College of Health Professions bases its educational program and position in the healthcare community upon certain core values. The core values of the College are:
Collaboration – working together and respecting each other’s contributions.
Compassion – showing empathy and concern for the well-being of others.
Excellence – performing at the highest level.
Integrity – unwavering adherence to an ethical code of conduct.
Justice – committing to fairness and equity in the treatment of others.
Learning – acquiring, synthesizing, understanding, and assimilating new knowledge and information.
Professionalism – exhibiting appropriate behaviors and adhering to an established code of conduct.
Service – offering our talents and skills toward betterment of our communities.
The College of Health Professions Degree Programs
The College of Health Professions offers the following degree programs:
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Master of Public Health
Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant)
Master of Athletic Training
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Psychology
Advanced Placement
Advanced placement or credit by examination for appropriate courses that satisfy University criteria may be included in the BSPH degree.
Credit Hours
Refer to University policy.
Dean’s List
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Academic Warning, Probation, and Suspension
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Repeating Courses
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Undergraduate Program
The College of Health Professions offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.