Pharmacy and health sciences college preparing valuable members of health care team

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There are few professions that positively impact the lives of others in a meaningful, direct way more than the health care professions.

Lipscomb University understands this, and as a result, is preparing valuable members of the health care team by providing lifelong industry connections as well as a wealth of frontline experiences in a wide variety of career fields. 

Located in Nashville, the nation’s health care capital, students within the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences are working individually and collaboratively with the nation’s most prestigious health care professionals. And they are being exposed to topline training through the college’s interdisciplinary program curriculum and experiential learning opportunities.

With an unwavering commitment to caring for the whole person, Lipscomb’s programs stand out for their integration of Christian faith and practice within health science professions that go beyond preparation.

And with a variety of undergraduate and graduate program offerings, there is something for everyone looking to make a difference in the health care industry.

Pharmacy:

Every Lipscomb student pharmacist walks off campus with not only a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, but also a full range of experiences spanning the health care field. In the College of Pharmacy, students participate in diverse experiences in a number of nationally recognized health care facilities aimed at showing students the very best of pharmacy practice. Students also put their knowledge into practice from serving those with limited access to care to stretching their horizons even further by completing a dual degree with an optional study abroad practice experience in Florence, Italy or Malawi, Africa. Whether its dispensing medications in a retail pharmacy or working alongside physicians in an interprofessional team, Lipscomb provides a valuable, broad educational program for students to engage in opportunities across the spectrum of pharmacy practice.

The application deadline has been extended to June 1 for Fall 2018 admission. Applicants who have not taken the PCAT exam may submit the GRE, MCAT, OAT or DAT instead. Learn more here.

Nursing:

At Lipscomb, students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and earn the skills necessary to flourish in one of the most in-demand professions in health care today. The School of Nursing is committed to transforming each student into a compassionate caregiver, a strong patient advocate and a leader who brings a crucial patient-focused perspective to the health care team.

There is no longer a deadline for transfer students seeking admission to the nursing program. Seats are still available for Fall 2018. Interested pre-nursing students are encouraged to apply. Learn more here.

Physician Assistant Studies:

Physician assistants are in high demand in the health care industry, and the field is projected to grow 30 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Lipscomb plans to launch after receipt of accreditation its School of Physician Assistant Studies, the second program in Middle Tennessee, where students can earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Learn more here.

Kinesiology:

The fitness and wellness industry has exploded as the connections between them have become clearer. Strong job opportunities are available for those interested in enhancing others’ health and human performance. Students can choose from an undergraduate degree in exercise science, fitness and sport studies, health and physical education teaching (k-12) and sports management. Each bachelor’s degree path will equip students to enter a graduate or professional program as well as a range of opportunities varying from cardiac rehabilitation to wellness coaching to working with professional sports teams. Learn more here.

Nutrition:

Lipscomb’s accredited dietetics program prepares students for a wealth of roles in health care and society, ranging from medical nutrition therapy to sports nutrition to the culinary arts and nutrition program. Here, students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Food Systems Management, and of our nutrition graduates, 80 percent are accepted into dietetic internship programs for becoming Registered Dietitians, a rate nearly double the national average. Learn more here.

Exercise and Nutrition Science:

The nation’s interest in health and wellness has created a wide array of opportunities for fitness and nutrition professionals in today’s marketplace. The Master of Exercise and Nutrition Science at Lipscomb provides students the expertise and ability to span the gap and serve both your clients’ fitness and nutritional needs. Learn more here.

Health Care Informatics:

As the role of technology becomes more prevalent in health care, the Master of Science in Health Care Informatics curriculum teaches students to recognize and maximize the relationships between business practice, patient health and information technology. As part of the program, students work at the center of health care innovation to analyze and understand data for enhancing patient care and addressing health care delivery. Learn more here.

Want to learn more about Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences? Visit www.lipscomb.edu/cphs.