Psychiatric Mental Health - Doctor of Nursing Practice Online
Our nurses are educated to offer evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacology—merging the roles of psychiatrist and psychologist—with patients’ best interest at heart.
Of faculty have doctorates
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Occupational therapy is an in-demand career. We prepare you with hands-on experience from day one.
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Bachelor of Science Kinesiology - Sports Medicine
Become an advocate for healthy bodies and healthy movement. Get started with a dream career as a physical, occupational, or recreational therapist; rehabilitation aid or personal trainer; physiologist; chiropractor; sports psychologist; and more.
Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership Education
Nurses specializing in Clinical Leadership Education are transforming nursing education through new and innovative approaches that merge technology with caring and compassion.
First-time pass rate of graduates on the NPTE licensure exam
Find a job within one year
Our comprehensive Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program prepares students to treat foot and ankle diseases, disorders, and injuries.
First-time pass rate of graduates on the NBPME licensure exam
Three year average residency placement rate. Our doctor of podiatric medicine graduates find residencies all over the nation.
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We have a rich tradition of educating skilled and compassionate health professionals.
Our alumni are in high demand in our local community and beyond.
Close connections to faculty and fellow students and a personalized approach to education are just some of the benefits.
Students Who Receive Financial Aid
We’re committed to making your health care education affordable.
Providing Hands-on Learning
We believe one of the best ways to build your confidence as a care provider is to prepare you with plenty of practical experience.Explore
Dedicated to Community
SMU is committed to serving Oakland, the San Francisco Peninsula, Sacramento, and Central California by partnering with local nonprofits, schools, clinics, and faith-based organizations.Our Community Connections
Strength in Diversity
We believe that the more healthcare providers reflect the diversity of our communities, the better prepared they'll be to address healthcare inequities.We Value Diversity
Physical therapy student Rashika Sunku, DPT ’25, took photos of herself doing therapeutic exercises while seated on a bench so that her participant knew exactly how to replicate them on his own. A...
Professor Paulina Van was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s newest class of fellows, recognizing her substantial, sustained, and global impact on nursing. “As a member of the Academy, I...
The late Dr. William Lowe, DPM ’57, and his wife Phyllis have donated $1 million to Samuel Merritt University’s College of Podiatric Medicine. “This gift was a thank you,” said the Lowes’ son, Darrin...
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra visited Samuel Merritt University’s Oakland campus on June 15 to launch a new program designed to boost the diversity of the nation’s...