The impressive growth of Health Professions

A photo of President Choi presenting to School of Health Professions faculty and staff.

The School of Health Professions (SHP) is one of the fastest growing academic units on campus. Across eight departments, the school prepares graduates to tackle complex problems at the intersection of individual and population health, health care and well-being.

During my recent visit, I discussed this record of success with their faculty and staff. There’s a lot to commend. The school’s enrollment has expanded tremendously in the past 10 years. While the programs are rigorous, their students maintain a very impressive 75% graduation rate. The school’s placement rate is above 90%.

SHP plays an important role in fulfilling our MizzouForward research goals. We’ve already welcomed one MizzouForward SHP professor who’s a nationally recognized social work scholar. Looking ahead, we can do even more to recruit world-class researchers to collaborate with SHP colleagues in high-priority areas.

Keeping our communities healthy is a complicated task. Their focus on interdisciplinary collaboration helps us find solutions that work for Missouri.

— Mun