The school has committed itself to precisely defined goals by which progress and effectiveness may be evaluated. However, these goals should not be considered fixed and inflexible, but rather subject to review and revision as required to adapt to changing systems of health care and health professional education.
The School of Health Related Professions seeks to provide superior quality instructional programs that are both responsive to societal and student needs and that prepare students to obtain the appropriate degree or certificate and professional licensure, registration or certification. These programs are designed to enable students to reach their potential through the acquisition of broad theoretical knowledge and clinical competency in their specialty areas, attitudes conducive to the utilization of knowledge and clinical skills in the delivery of health care, and habits of continuous inquiry and education that maintain and improve knowledge and clinical skills.
All programs are structured to qualify students for gainful employment and for admission to additional education. All programs are periodically evaluated internally and the findings applied to improve the programs, and plan for future programs and modification and improvement of ongoing programs. Faculty strive to identify student characteristics that are predictive of success and to admit those students believed most likely to succeed.
The school will maintain an intellectual and physical environment which is favorable to the educational function of the University on the health science campus and through affiliations with the health care facilities which offer clinical education opportunities. The school will recruit and retain a faculty and staff which recognizes as its first obligation the purposeful intellectual exchange between faculty and students.
The School of Health Related Professions will support and encourage faculty research that may reasonably result in public benefit. Faculty research considered valid and productive by professional peers is held to result in public benefit. Moreover, the school recognizes student research efforts as an integral part of the student's program of study.
The School of Health Related Professions utilizes its resources, including the services of its faculty and staff, to remedy health care problems within Mississippi, in cooperation with other agencies and institutions in joint endeavors of potential mutual benefit, to provide consultation to health care facilities and other appropriate institutions and agencies for allied health personnel continuing education, and to provide professional assistance to University Hospital or other health care facilities in times of emergency or crisis.