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    School of Health Professions Welcomes Inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy Class

    On Monday, June 1, 2015 Samford University’s School of Health Professions welcomed its first class of 35 students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  Students hold bachelor’s degrees from a number of universities across the Southeast.

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    Master of Athletic Training Program Coming to the School of Health Professions

    The Department of Kinesiology in Samford University’s School of Health Professions will soon begin accepting applications for its inaugural class in the Master of Athletic Training program.  The application will open on July 1 and accepted students will begin courses in summer 2016.  

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    GRADUATES CHALLENGED TO CONTINUE PURSUING THEIR CALLING TO SERVE

    Graduates from Samford University’s College of Health Sciences are uniquely prepared to combine their faith, skills and knowledge to positively impact the lives of individuals and communities. In a May 15 commencement address, College of Health Sciences Vice Provost Nena F. Sanders, challenged graduates to dedicate their careers to answering God’s call to a lifetime of caring for others.

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    Health Professions Students Participate in Disaster Drill

    Health professions students participated in a simulated a community incident on April 2 to help prepare future nurses and other health care providers to respond in the event of a campus or community emergency. 

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    Sankey Encourages Sport Administration Students to 'Stop Working for the Weekend'

    Samford’s Department of Kinesiology hosted Greg Sankey, Executive Associate Commissioner for the Southeastern Conference, on campus February 9.  Sankey, an accomplished collegiate sport administrator, spoke to Dr. Nathan Kirkpatrick’s Sport Governance and the NCAA class, sharing stories from his career and tips for personal and professional success during the question and answer session in Brock Forum.

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    Communication Sciences and Disorders Students Partner with the Bell Center

    The Samford University National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (SUNSSLHA) has partnered with the Bell Center to update the Center’s literacy bags. On Thursday, February 6, 2015 Andi Gillen, program director for the Bell Center, visited campus to speak to students about the importance of this project and the work of her organization.

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    Ford Receives Research Award from Physical Therapy Association

    Associate professor and chair of Samford University's Department of Physical Therapy, Matthew P. Ford, PT, PhD, received the America Physical Therapy Association's Chattanooga Research Award during the association's NEXT Conference & Exposition held in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 11-14, 2014.

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    Dept. of Physical Therapy Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Class

    The Department of Physical Therapy in Samford University's School of Health Professions is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program. Accepted students will begin courses in summer 2015.

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    Margaret Johnson Joins the School of Health Professions

    Margaret L. Johnson, SLP.D., CCC­SLP, joined the College of Health Sciences as associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in August 2013. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience in neurogenic speech­ language pathology and currently practices at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the area of aphasia.

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    Matt Ford Joins the School of Health Professions

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    *Effective April 29, 2015 Samford University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703:706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the programs is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

    **Graduation from an athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6836 Austin Center Blvd. Suite 250, Austin, TX 78731; phone; 512-733-9700; support@caate.net is necessary for eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC) , which is required to be licensed in all states.

    Samford University is seeking accreditation of a new master of athletic training program from the CAATE. The program will submit an Application for Accreditation including a Self-Study and on-site visit. Submission of this document and completing the site visit does not assure that the program will be granted Accreditation. Students who graduate prior to the program’s achievement of accreditation will not be eligible to sit for the BOC examination.