College of Health Professions’ Values


We educate exceptional healthcare professionals:   • We educate through innovation, compassion, teamwork, and patient- and family-centered care.  • We utilize and model life-long learning and evidence-based health care.  •  We embrace contemporary instructional technologies and sound foundational approaches to education.  •  We improve health care delivery in Arkansas, across the nation, and beyond.


We contribute to and advance the intellectual and clinical practice foundations of our professions:   • We educate students, scholars, and health professionals by (a) incorporating current evidence and evidence-based clinical practice into curricula; and (b) guiding and mentoring learners to participate in and conduct scholarly activity.  •  We engage in scholarly inquiry to advance education, health, and healthcare, and we disseminate new knowledge in forms that are appropriate to target audiences.


We embrace a culture of service with our colleagues, learners, and community partners to promote our professions, enrich the lives of the individuals we serve, and strengthen our communities:   • We achieve excellence in service through leadership in our departments, college, university, and professions.  •  We cultivate high impact service-learning opportunities that strengthen our communities and promote learner engagement, inter-professional development, leadership, and team work.


We respect and honor the talents, abilities, and diversity of our colleagues and partners as, together, we endeavor to attain our highest potentials.   • We collaborate, actively listen, address concerns, and demonstrate mutual respect for the philosophies and ideologies of those whom we serve.  •  We seek and nurture inter-professional relationships that empower us and others to engage in scholarship, educate learners, serve, and lead our professions.

Latest News

Two Programs Forge Ties with India’s Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Two departments in the College of Health Professions (CHP) — Audiology and Speech Pathology and Genetic Counseling — are forging ties with India’s Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly Manipal University. Both departments have sent faculty to Manipal to present workshops, and Genetic Counseling has sent one student to complete a clinical rotation there. UAMS […]


Occupational Therapy Program Receives $100,000 Award from Chancellor’s Circle

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has awarded a $100,000 Chancellor’s Circle Grant Award to the occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program that is being jointly developed by the UAMS College of Health Professions (CHP) and the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Sherry Muir, Ph.D., program […]



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