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College of Health Professions

Our college’s vision is to improve the health of populations by developing and inspiring health scientists and leaders. We aim to achieve our college's vision through a strategic plan that focuses on three priorities:

1. Offering online/hybrid programs to make advanced education accessible to more individuals,

2. Expand the health services research infrastructure to examine the roles that our graduates can fill in the provision of cost-effective and value-based care that improves patient outcomes, and

3. Increase student clinical opportunities and integration within the MUSC Health system. 

We invite you to be part of our growing college that is changing what’s possible!

- Zoher F. Kapasi, Ph.D., PT, MBA, Dean 


Zoher F. Kapasi, PT, Ph.D., MBA, FAPTA, Dean
Nancy E. Carson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
James S. Krause, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research
David Fitzgerald, DHA, Mph, CCP, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Julie O. Parrish, MBA, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

About the College

Established in historic and beautiful Charleston in 1966 as the School of Allied Health Sciences, the present College of Health Professions is the largest of the six professional colleges on the Medical University of South Carolina campus in terms of student enrollment. Approximately 1050 full- and part-time students enroll in our baccalaureate and graduate programs each year.

Program diversity is the landmark of the college, offering entry-level programs that provide opportunities in health management professions, patient treatment professions, and patient contact professions involving sophisticated, cutting-edge medical technology. In addition, the college offers both residential and distance-based programs designed to prepare already credentialed health professionals for advanced clinical or administrative roles. The college is dedicated to graduating health professionals who will not only excel in the provision of health care but will also provide leadership in the changing health care environment.

Mission Statement 

As a college dedicated to educating a diverse range of health professionals, we benefit our students, the university, and community through our synergistic approach to creating new knowledge and expertise. Through interprofessional collaboration and innovation, we enrich the learning environment, increase our capacity to conduct research, and augment our ability to provide service.  We are a dynamic and responsive college that generates solutions and contributes to the overall health and well-being of the citizens of our state and beyond.

Academic Departments

Department of Clinical Sciences

Angela R. Mund, DNP, CRNA, Interim Chair

Division of Anesthesia for Nurses
Division of Cardiovascular Perfusion
Division of Genetic Counseling
Division of Healthcare Studies
Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Megan Donaldson, PT, Ph.D., FAAOMPT, Chair

Division of Occupational Therapy
Division of Physical Therapy
Division of Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Health Science and Research

Steven A. Kautz, Ph.D., Chair

Division of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management

Jami L. Jones, MHA, Ph.D., Chair

Division of Doctor of Health Administration
Division of Master of Health Administration
Division of Health Informatics 


Programs in the College of Health Professions receive accreditation by appropriate professional and educational accrediting agencies where applicable.