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Academic Program

The PharmD at Belmont University College of Pharmacy features five specialized concentrations that enhance the traditional pre-professional preparation in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Our Pharmacy curriculum and Pharmacy course descriptions are linked here.

The five concentrations are summarized below with links to additional information.  Information about Belmont's Experiential Education program is also included below.

1. Pharmacotherapy

Contemporary pharmacy practitioners benefit from learning about and how to manage diseases at levels of depth beyond that located in the core curriculum, as well as those not part of the core curriculum, so that they develop increasingly sophisticated pharmacy practice intervention and pharmacy service justification abilities.

2. Information Management

himss logo and linkInformation systems infuse health care delivery; career competence requires the ability to use and to develop systems that integrate and extend current and emerging technologies.  Belmont University College of Pharmacy has achieved the rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education to qualify as an Approved Education Partner (AEP) by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).

3. Pharmacy Management

Successful pharmacists require more than a solid base in the science of pharmacy; long-term career success and responsible patient care requires more-than-passing training in the art and science of management. This is one of the profession's greatest needs.

4. Pharmacy Missions/Public Health

Pharmacy is about serving others and what distinguishes fully developed pharmacists is their concern for others and commitment to service; leadership in the profession and one's community requires understanding and committing to health care access and equity for underserved populations.

5. PharmD/MBA

The PharmD/MBA is a dual degree program offered cooperatively by Belmont University College of Pharmacy and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business. The program provides a unique opportunity to get a cutting-edge education in pharmacy and business in the nation’s healthcare capital, Nashville, Tenn. Graduates are prepared for roles as executives and managers in the pharmaceutical industry and in health care delivery systems that provide pharmacy services to patients.


Experiential Education

Pharmacy Practice Experience Programs (PPEPs) are a core component of the College of Pharmacy's educational plan.  These experiential based programs span seven semesters, beginning in the second semester of the first professional year.  These programs are tiered as Early, Intermediate, and Advanced experiences.  The overarching goal of the PPEPs is to provide our students exposure to a broad range of patient and inter-professional groups within different practice environments that are representative of contemporary pharmacist-provided patient care.