Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

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Teaching You: Body & Soul

Whether you dream of becoming a health care professional, a cutting-edge medical researcher, or a science professor, Abilene Christian University will prepare you for a successful career. Students interested in health and medicine can apply for ACU’s Body & Soul program, which further prepares students for entry into health-related professional schools in medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, optometry, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

We're working to be the best in the world at providing an exceptional academic education in a Christ-centered environment. At ACU, you'll be challenged intellectually while developing spiritually, all in preparation for successful Christian service and leadership. We want to be a place where you can grow in your faith and come to better understand who Jesus is and what He’s called you to do. At ACU, you will discover how your life and work can make a real difference in the world.

To learn more about ACU, schedule a campus visit at acu.edu/visit.


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Ranked #5 among schools for "Service Learning" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023

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Ranked #41 among schools for "Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023

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Ranked #8 among schools for "First-Year Experience" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023

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Ranked #9 among schools for "Learning Communities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022–2023

ACU Fast Facts

• 79 undergraduate majors in more than 164 areas of study, 33 master’s degrees, and three doctoral programs
• Graduate accepted into medical and dental schools at a rate more than 85% (the national average is 50%)

Program Opportunities

Body & Soul provides hands-on experiential learning to propel students toward their goals. Our students are sharpened and refined by their interactions with faculty and peers and through opportunities to apply what they learn—on campus, in the community, and around the globe.
Student research:  Vibrant research programs in the science departments
Medical missions: Spring break and summer medical missions hosted by medical and dental alumni
Observation of surgery: Opportunity to observe surgeries the entire first semester of junior year

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "Shadowing doctors through Body & Soul provided exposure to different specialties of medicine and affirmed my passion to serve others in a career where I can combine ministry and medicine."

    • Bao Catteau '21
  • “The Body and Soul Program provided me the opportunity to shadow godly physicians who taught me how to serve, love, and speak the truth of Christ through the outlet of medicine.”

    • Cody Bly '18