Message from Dean

Harold_P_Jones_2011Welcome to the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. SHP is one of the nation’s largest schools of health professions with more than 1,900 students enrolled in over 20 different academic programs. Several graduate programs are nationally-ranked and the school is consistently rated at or near the top among all allied health schools for NIH funding. Together with UAB Hospital, SHP is one of the six colleges that constitute UAB’s nationally acclaimed academic health center.

As a national leader, the school is dedicated to providing the best in professional education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school’s research programs are nationally renowned, especially in the areas of nutrition and obesity. Graduates are well prepared to become outstanding practitioners who provide leadership to their communities and disciplines, as well as quality care to their clients. SHP is also recognized for its efforts in preparing top-level healthcare executives.

We are pleased that you are visiting the SHP Web site to learn more about our school, and we look forward to providing you with more information about UAB’s School of Health Professions–the first choice for health profession education.

Harold P. Jones, Ph.D.
Dean, UAB School of Health Professions