You Have a Heart for Helping Others
You have a heart for helping others and you want to put that God-given gift to work so it can make the greatest impact. The College of Health Professions is the place where cutting-edge science and biblical compassion come together to meet the healthcare needs of the twenty-first century.
Skill and Compassion
Just as you might feel called to serve in healthcare, the faculty and staff at AU are called to serve you. While you can find similar courses in other places, AU is not like other places. From the caring faculty to the cutting-edge labs, there’s a sincere desire to blend academic rigor with Christian service. It’s the freedom to stay connected to your faith life while pursuing your career, without shortchanging either one.
Schools of College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions consists of the School of Allied Health, School of Human Performance, School of Nursing, and School of Physical Therapy. Thus, the College of Health Professions represents a diverse mix of undergraduate and graduate students, traditional and adult students; they study at the AU campus in Anderson, the University Center of Greenville, and online. Within the four schools, you’ll find a wide and growing variety of majors. There are bachelor’s programs in human services, in kinesiology with several concentrations, as well as in nursing, which range from bachelor’s to doctoral levels. A doctoral program in physical therapy is also in the works.
Rewarding Careers in Healthcare
You’ve chosen the perfect time to answer the call of a career in healthcare. The U.S. will need millions more healthcare workers in the coming years. You’ll not only find fulfillment, but also security, in a helping profession where job opportunities will be growing far into the future. Whether you’ve already begun your professional journey or you’re about to start, we’ll walk with you on the path toward a rewarding career.
As a leader in health and clinical education, we have a vision to improve the health of our community by developing excellence in our students. We do this with an incredible faculty of experts who follow our mission to prepare highly skilled professionals to advance, preserve and improve the health and quality of life of those we serve through our service to God, mankind and scholarship to our profession.
Find Your Degree
The human services field is extremely broad, but it all comes down to getting help to those who need it most – and doing so with compassion. The School of Allied Health at Anderson University can empower you to make a difference in a variety of “helping” professions.
Walking. Writing. Pedaling a bicycle. Throwing a curve ball. The variety of human movement and activity is complex and amazing. You can find a career exploring the science of human motion while helping others reach their physical potential in our School of Human Performance.
It’s incredibly rewarding work. Simply put, nurses meet people’s needs: from managing care in operating rooms to advocating for patient’s rights in Congress. In the twenty-first century, nurses are in high demand—and will continue to be—as we seek solutions to America’s healthcare needs.
The School of Physical Therapy prepares physical therapists who are clinical experts in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the human movement system, as well as advocates for healthy living and physical wellness.
The graduation of Anderson’s inaugural DPT class is not only a major milestone in university history, it also happens to coincide with the centennial celebration of the physical therapy profession.
Anderson University nursing students had fun with the Rainbow Gang (Area 14 Special Olympics), one of their clinical sites for mental health nursing.
Drs. Heather Kindel and Jessica Jacobs, assistant professors of physical therapy in the Anderson University College of Health Professions, presented on “Creating a Culture of Feedback” during the 2021 Educational...