High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences currently offers an undergraduate program in Exercise Science, graduate programs offering a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree, and a 3+2 BS in Exercise Science with a fifth-year Masters in Athletic Training degree.
The school has an inter-professional approach to education. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, evidence-based clinical practice and community engagement, students will experience first-hand what it means to be a scholar and/or a patient-centered, compassionate healthcare professional, who is dedicated to life-long learning and an inter-professional approach to achieving optimal outcomes with the patients/clients in the communities they serve.
High Point University is preparing students in the Congdon School of Health Sciences to meet a growing demand for healthcare professionals across the country.
Along with preparing graduates for in-demand careers, the jobs and activity generated by the Congdon School of Health Sciences will have a meaningful and significant impact on the individual and population health of those in the Piedmont Triad.
Leadership and faculty at High Point University are taking a long-term outlook on student success. We’re not preparing students just to find jobs when they graduate, we’re preparing them to function in their career or a healthcare system for the next 40 to 50 years.
The university has assembled a prestigious faculty to guide its students. These faculty are master educators, accomplished researchers who are nationally and internationally recognized, and expert clinicians. Students are working side by side with individuals who will help guide what future research- and practice- will become. Rather than reading about it and trying to use it in the clinic later, they will experience it first-hand right now. This fits with the university’s core tenet of experiential learning.
Dr. Kevin Ford, PhD, FACSM is the Dean of the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Professor of Physical Therapy. He has been at High Point University since 2012 and brings over 25 years of experience in biomechanics, research and other health science related fields. He has an active research agenda within the Department of Physical Therapy’s Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory.