CHP building at night

About the College of Health Professions

By the Numbers




Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds


Academic Programs

$14 M

Research Grant Funds Awarded (FY23)

Established in 1966, the College of Health Professions (CHP) remains competitive among the top colleges of health professions in the country. We offer 13 different academic degree programs, and several of our programs are ranked in the top 30 nationally by the U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings:


Ranked Occupational Therapy Program


Ranked Health Care Management Program


Ranked Physical Therapy Program


Ranked Nursing Anesthesia Program

Our research portfolio continues to be robust, and the college is ranked No. 3 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among approximately 65 colleges of health professions. We recently broke ground on the college's fourth building, CHP-D. The building will house state-of-the-art education and research facilities. It will be home to the new Clinical Research Center for Restoration of Neural-Based Function in the Real World (RENEW), funded by a $7.8 million NIH grant.

Several of our faculty members provide clinical services within the MUSC enterprise. In addition, community service is an integral part of our mission, and our students, faculty, and staff are committed to serving the needs of others, demonstrated in part by our nationally recognized CARES Therapy Clinic.

A Message From the Dean 

Welcome to the College of Health Professions!

With over fifty years of history educating thousands of students from the state of South Carolina and beyond, the College of Health Professions is a national leader in education, intellectual discovery, and research. Located in beautiful Charleston, on the campus of the historic, and nationally recognized Medical University of South Carolina, our college advances student learning through a nationally recognized faculty by promoting diversity, and by constantly assessing our programs and activities to better serve our students, our community, and the world at large.

Our college continues to focus on recruiting a diverse and talented student body that can address the health care needs of the citizens of the state of South Carolina. It is critical that students of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds have the opportunity to be educated in our programs, to succeed, and to become leaders shaping the health care environment of the future.

Among the college’s most significant developments is the building of a state-of-the-art complex that allows us to take advantage of recent advances in educational technology and growth opportunities for research by faculty and students. Our classrooms are designed to enhance student learning through the use of cutting edge educational technologies. The College of Health Professions leads the way in the use of advanced technology.

We offer 13 degree programs from bachelor- to doctoral-level, and many of these are ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty members are well recognized for their excellence as educators, clinicians and researchers, and we are leaders in inter-professional education. Our graduates have touched the lives of patients in every corner of South Carolina, and beyond.

Again, welcome to our college. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding how the College of Health Professions can help you achieve your education and career goals.

1.	Dr. Zoher F. Kapasi


Zoher F. Kapasi, PT, Ph.D., MBA, FAPTA
Dean, College of Health Professions