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School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences includes a variety of undergraduate programs within various health care related fields including Athletic Training, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, and Professional Nursing Studies. In addition, the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs are also included within the school.
The Athletic Training program is designed to prepare students for the professional opportunities as Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). Students will gain experience in collegiate, high school, and physical therapy clinical settings. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Health Care Administration program is designed to teach graduates effectively manage health care organizations. The Health Care Administration program follows the guidance of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
The Kinesiology program is a multidisciplinary undergraduate program designed to prepare students for graduate programs in physical therapy and exercise science.
The Professional Nursing Studies program prepares students for successful career progression in health care as a registered nurse (RN). Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) assists students not only interested in career advancement, but also those interested in advanced health care degrees and nursing education. Students begin in our pre-nursing program in preparation for admission into the Nursing Program by their junior year. The MU Professional Nursing Studies program has been unanimously approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to graduate independent servant leader practitioners who are recognized as critical thinkers, poised communicators and valued collaborators within the health care system. The DPT program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), which is required for licensure (for more information, accreditation). However, the Program submitted an application for candidacy which is the first step towards accreditation. For details of this program, please review the Methodist University Graduate Catalogue.
The Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is geared toward preparing individuals to be health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician Assistants provide primary care as well as medical care in specialty fields. Our master's degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). For details of this program, please review the Methodist University Graduate Catalogue.
The Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bacc) Certificate Program is an intensive, one-year program designed to prepare individuals to enter into a health professions program. Through this program, potential health professions students will complete the necessary prerequisite coursework required for admissions and/or to enhance their credentials for admission into a health professions program such as:
Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Health Sciences at Methodist University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers as health professionals. Programs in the School of Health Sciences support collaboration between the health disciplines and are committed to lifelong learning as evidenced by critical thinking, compassionate and caring interactions, and the delivery of ethical and evidence-based health care services to research and/or promote health and wellness locally, regionally, and globally.
Vision Statement: The School of Health Sciences at Methodist University will promote wellness, quality health care, and ethical practices through excellence in education, research, service, and community engagement. The School is committed to becoming recognized as a provider of superior quality education and service driven by entrepreneurial thinking and a spirit of stewardship.