The UAB School of Health Professions (SHP) is the fastest growing School at UAB and one of the largest health professions schools in the nation. Within our five departments, we have more than 20 programs and nearly 40 degrees and certificates at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree levels - one is right for you.

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The Alabama State Legislature created the school in 1969 to prepare healthcare professionals and technicians for medically underserved areas of Alabama and to assure consistent academic and clinical training in a medical center setting.

Today, students continue to develop skills and expertise in some of healthcare’s most challenging fields. Since SHP is one of the six schools comprising the world-renowned UAB Academic Health Center, students are exposed to vast resources, state-of-the-art facilities and progressive research during their academic and clinical education.

SHP Breaking RecordsSHP2K - Breaking RecordsSHP is proud of many accomplishments including:

  • Every program that can be ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Top 25 is ranked
  • Our MSHA program, ranked #2 in the nation, is the highest ranked program at UAB
  • Research funding has surpassed the $14 million level 
  • The school is at the top of the list in research funding from the National Institutes of Health for schools of its type and has been either first or second in funding received since 1969
  • Several SHP programs are the only ones of their kind in Alabama
  • All of the school’s programs with professional accrediting agencies are fully accredited by those associations.

Join us in the School of Health Professions and you will help us continue to make history. This past school year we had our most students enrolled, highest retention rate, highest national rankings, most research funding and strongest freshman class to date. From top to bottom we are experiencing unprecedented success and we invite you to come along with us as we soar to new heights.

Learn more about the history of the School of Health Professions.