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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.

Dr. Donald M. Peace

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.

Dr. Donald M. Peace
Dean, College of Health Professions
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Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Imaging

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program is designed for students with an associate's degree in a health-related field and/or those planning on applying to clinical programs, such as pharmacy, accelerated nursing (ABSN), medical imaging, respiratory therapy...
Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

As the national need for mental health professionals continues to increase, Anderson University is ready to equip you with the professional and spiritual tools you need to change lives for the better. In our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, you will...
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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. Our graduates are also prepared to be...
Health Care Management - BS

Healthcare Management - BS

AU’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management gives you the educational foundation to pursue a career as a healthcare administrator – someone who oversees the day-to-day operations of a healthcare-related organization, whether that’s a hospital, a non-profit health...
Human Services

Human Services

The Bachelor of Human Services program educates students through a Christian perspective about the human condition. The field of Human Services focuses on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of...
Human Services - Behavioral Health

Human Services - Behavioral Health

Through the Bachelor of Human Services with a concentration in behavioral health, you’ll study emotions, behavior, and environmental elements that impact the people you connect to community resources. You’ll learn to address your clients’ mental health, including addictions...
Human Services - Gerontology

Human Services - Gerontology

Aging comes with a whirlwind of needs: medical, social, relational, psychological and more. You can bring peace amid that tempest by presenting your elderly clients with a compassionate, professional approach to their life. At the same time, you’ll need to be aware of the...
Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership (MSN)

Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership (MSN)

If you’re ready to connect your leadership abilities with your passion for nursing and healthcare, AU is here to help you along that journey. Our MSN Executive Leadership program joins the fields of nursing and business, preparing you for emergency management and leadership...
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

You entered the field of nursing to improve the lives of others and enjoy a fulfilling career. Maybe you even see your vocation as a spiritual calling. In Anderson University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program, we want to help you apply your faith to your profession. As you...
Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (MSN)

As a nurse educator, you're an information interpreter, a translator of technical terms, a problem-solver, a teacher. But first and foremost, you're a nurse. Our Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Educator, will equip you to unite your skills in...
Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

If you are pursuing a career in psychiatric mental health, you may be aware of the national need for mental health professionals. In fact, AU’s graduate program in mental health is one of only two such programs in South Carolina. Our program is distinctive because it will...
Nursing - ABSN

Nursing - ABSN

The 15-month-long, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) trains adults with 59 hours of previous college credit-or bachelor’s degrees in fields other than nursing-to to become registered nurses (RNs). It will prepare you to work in pediatric, surgical, adult...
Nursing - Advance Practice (DNP)

Nursing - Advance Practice (DNP)

It’ll prepare you to lead, and improve health care—from the clinic where you work to the policies that govern our system. A Doctor of Nursing Practice: Advanced Practice will teach you to use research to design, test, implement and assess how we deliver healthcare. It’ll...
Nursing - Executive Leadership (DNP)

Nursing - Executive Leadership (DNP)

As a nurse, you understand patient needs, and you see the challenges nurses encounter every day. As a leader, you see potential to improve the work and lives of your colleagues and patients. Maybe you want to implement more economical financial practices, create efficient...
Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

You’re a hands-on problem solver. You see a need and try to meet it. You like results. As you consider entering family practice or advancing your degree within nursing, you may have discovered that our country has a pressing need for primary care providers. Since you’re a...
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

In the current healthcare climate, mental health professionals are in high demand. If you are an FNP already holding a master’s degree and ready to specialize, Anderson University can help you earn the certification you need for a rewarding career in the field of mental...
RN to BSN

RN to BSN

AU’s FLEX RN to BSN program gives you, the working nurse, a faster route to professional advancement by allowing you to leverage your nursing knowledge to get your degree at your own pace. By using online courses, you can move through the program quickly to obtain the...