Physical Therapy students working with an ultrasound machine in a lab

About the College

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont serves as an asset to the community and a provider to a world-class heath care community. As a Belmont College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences student, you will be exposed to innovative practice sites in retail pharmacy, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, healthcare corporations and more, all in the nation’s healthcare capital. The College is dedicated to providing you the hands-on experience needed to equip you to serve others. McWhorter Hall and the Gordon E. Inman Center are key to this experiential learning as they provides our students with state-of-the-art facilities and a comfortable and stimulating environment to learn.

Belmont University is well-respected in the health care industry for each of its professional programs of study. In addition to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Belmont offers top-notch programs in nursing as part of the Inman College of Nursing. Student collaboration within these disciplines helps shape you into the compassionate and skilled health care professional you aspire to be.

Schools & Departments

Department of Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences


The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences is to educate and empower life-long learning pharmacists to meet the demands of an evolving health care system through scientific discovery in support of evidence-based teaching and contemporary practice models.


To be a model department that innovates and excels in student-centered teaching, scholarship, inter-professional collaborations, and health equity.


  • Professional Integrity that values honesty, trust, and accountability
  • Scientific Inquiry that values innovation and productive creativity
  • Collaboration that values collegiality, respect, and empowerment
  • Service Learning that values the development of students through giving to the profession and community
  • Cultural Humility that values diversity, equity, and inclusion

Department of Pharmacy Practice


The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice is to serve as educators and professional mentors who facilitate the discovery of the most contemporary knowledge of drug therapy needed to provide exemplary patient-centered care that is anchored by Christian values.


To develop pharmacists who deliver patient-centered drug therapy in diverse settings, and who will make significant contributions to the advancement of the profession.

As one of the first in the country to gain professional accreditation at the doctoral level and with a unique master's program providing advancement opportunities for occupational therapy assistants and physical therapist assistants throughout the U.S., the Belmont University School of Occupational Therapy leads the way in educating future occupational therapists. Students receive a comprehensive education from experienced practitioners, utilizing the latest methods and technologies in an environment that encourages life-long learning, service and advocacy.


The School of Occupational Therapy provides comprehensive graduate education within a Christian, learning environment to enable students from diverse backgrounds to positively impact the community at large and enhance the human condition through appreciation of diversity, problem-solving, and utility of meaningful and purposeful occupations.


The School of Occupational Therapy’s vision is to offer a comprehensive education to graduate students in a Christian environment, preparing them to become and continue to be occupational therapy practitioners who are committed to evidence and occupation based practice, life-long learning, service and advocacy.

AOTA Vision Statement

We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, science-driven and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs.

Over the last twenty years, the motto of the Belmont University School of Physical Therapy has been “Our students and our graduates are our credentials.”  Our staff, faculty, and students work together to make this phrase a distinguishing trait of our program. While the rigorous curriculum, built on the medical model, challenges students academically, the program provides the support necessary for students to succeed. We strive to create an “extended family environment” while maintaining professional relationships. With open classrooms and laboratories, our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies support research and teaching.  The faculty are outstanding educators who maintain contemporary clinical expertise and are dedicated to molding excellent clinicians. Our goal is to prepare physical therapists who are compassionate providers, transformational leaders, and evidence-based clinicians committed to life-long learning, critical thinking, and inter-professional collaboration.


The School of Physical Therapy mission is to prepare physical therapists to provide excellent, compassionate care through evidence-based, autonomous practice.

Graduates will be:

  • practitioners of choice in the movement sciences
  • prepared to assume leadership roles
  • engaged in lifelong learning
  • actively involved in the profession and community service


We seek to prepare graduates to function as primary health care providers for persons with movement disorders and to maximize the physical and psychological potential of individuals and groups by demonstrating and instructing health promotion strategies.

In order to competently assess and provide intervention for patients, we believe graduates require an in-depth knowledge of the basic and applied sciences, effective critical thinking skills, and the ability to intellectually bridge theory with practice. Integration of the psychosocial, cultural and ethical elements of patient care is also essential, as is compassion, communication and professional behavior.

We aim to create an educational environment that is intellectually challenging, offers unique opportunities for learning and collaboration, and stimulates life-long learning and active involvement in the profession and community.

For almost 50 years, the School of Social Work at Belmont University has attracted students who have a desire to help facilitate positive change in the lives of others. The knowledge, values and skills that come with a Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) degree can be used to address diverse problems, immediately upon graduation. Social Workers’ clients may experience a range of challenges and highly stressful life events including poverty, mental health conditions, inadequate housing, chronic illness and disability, unemployment, and trauma and abuse.

Our students are equipped to engage the world and transform it with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage, and faith. They benefit from a close community and an amazing faculty who put students at the center of all they do. Our challenging curriculum and small classes facilitate exceptional learning opportunities.


The mission of the Belmont University Department of Social Work is to empower and equip students to live out their calling to serve others and to embody the core values of the social work profession: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.  Within the context of the liberal arts and modeled after the life and work of Jesus, we prepare students to engage in work at the margins of society and to transform the world in which they live.

Public health is a dynamic field of study and practice aimed at improving the health of communities and populations. It is a rich and rewarding career choice filled with opportunities to serve and to make a difference in the world. Students in the Department of Public Health at Belmont discover exciting new ways to serve locally and around the globe.

Public health is credited with adding 25 years to life expectancy in the U.S. in the last century. In more recent years, the discipline is credited with saving millions of lives due to cleaner air, water and food standards, immunization programs, tobacco control regulations, highway safety and injury prevention programs, emergency preparedness and many other programs.

The Department of Exercise Science is designed for students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in four years. Our experienced faculty provide a supportive learning environment as students prepare for a variety of careers.

The Department of Exercise Science currently offers minors in Sport Medicine, Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning.

Belmont’s M.A. and Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling are unique among counseling programs. Combining rigorous study in contemporary scientific psychotherapy with the wisdom, insight and values of the Christian tradition of caring for souls, this one-of-a-kind graduate program will give you practical tools and techniques to more effectively treat your patients. Moreover, it will also expand your capacity for compassionate and professional service.

Our program, drawing students from a variety of backgrounds, is led by a diverse faculty who remain engaged in research, academic writing, and clinical practice to ensure students are equipped with the training and skills required to practice as counselors after graduation. The faculty and curricula offer spiritual and theological foundations concomitant to psychotherapeutic training that will prepare students to become practitioners who are prepared and empowered to ethically treat clients holistically.