Greg Ford PT DPT PhD
Founding Dean, Scott Bieler College of Health Professions
Welcome to the Scott Bieler College of Health Professions (SBCHP)! SBCHP is home to Daemen University’s departments of Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. Within this college, you will be prepared for your chosen career in the medical profession while developing into creative, ethically-minded leaders.
Mission & Vision of the Scott Bieler College of Health Professions
The Mission of the Scott Bieler College of Health Professions is to cultivate a diverse community of intrinsically motivated, compassionate future healthcare leaders who embody the values of diversity, equity, and acceptance. We achieve this with a faculty who model academic and professional excellence and with a commitment toward advancing the fields of healthcare through the creation of an inclusive, collaborative, experiential learning environment to promote health and health equity. Our graduates emerge as innovators, poised to address healthcare challenges with empathy, creativity, and determination.
Our collective Vision of the Scott Bieler College of Health Professions is to be a leader in high quality interprofessional collaborative healthcare education, inspiring its graduates to be agents of positive change in the ever-evolving healthcare environment, and in the lives of every patient with whom they interact.
We are dedicated to the Values and Principles of:
We create an environment where individuality is welcomed, respected, and supported.
We cultivate relationships in an atmosphere of mutual respect and shared values to educate and support future healthcare professionals to plan and deliver safe and effective patient care.
We show empathy and concern for the well-being of others.
We practice reasonable, responsible, and transparent behavior acting without bias to ensure equitable access to education and patient care.
We practice and promote the highest standard of quality performance in education and care of individuals.
We encourage and support creativity in contemporary pedagogy & ingenuity and resourcefulness in patient care.
We exhibit appropriate behaviors and adhere to an established code of conduct.
We offer our talents and skills toward the betterment of communities.
By upholding these values and principles, the Scott Bieler College of Health Professions seeks to lead the transformation of healthcare education and practice, producing graduates who are not only competent healthcare professionals, but who also are innovators seeking to increase healthcare accessibility for all, in the pursuit of improving the human experience.