College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions provides undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students with the opportunity to hone their healthcare skills and further develop their professionalism within highly-interactive, medically-focused programs.

Hardin-Simmons is an innovator of professional healthcare education at small, private, liberal arts institutions. Our approach of melding high-quality healthcare programs with a Christian environment allows our graduates to meet the needs of a diverse world population. The College of Health Professions prepares students to work in industries in high demand among the growing and aging population of Abilene, around the state, and throughout the world. Our programs give students the skills necessary to care for their patients not only physically, but mentally and spiritually.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

A major in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides an academically challenging pre-professional education in the field of speech-language hearing pathology in preparation for graduate school or for licensure. Support courses are provided in the fields of biology, physics, and psychology that are required for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Master of Physician Assistant

The HSU PA program is dedicated to academic excellence in medical education. Students can enter this professional program upon completion of a bachelor’s degree and specified prerequisite courses. The PA program will take 27 months to complete on a full-time basis.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Hardin-Simmons University is pleased to offer the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in just 28 months. This program prepares individuals who demonstrate excellence in the practice of physical therapy and are enlightened by Christian faith and values. Service-learning is an integrated component of the curriculum.

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Avantika Sathiraj-HSU Master of Physician Assistant
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Master of Athletic Training

The HSU Athletic Training Program provides a combination of formal and informal education along with structured practical athletic training experiences. Both the classroom and clinical settings provide superb environments, with the most current equipment and training, for students to gain the knowledge and experiences necessary to become credentialed athletic trainers.

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Meet Our Health Professions Faculty

Our professors aren’t just book smart. They also have real-life experience in their health professions. Learn more about the faculty and staff for the College of Health Professions.