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Dean's Message

Dean, College of Health Professions
   Ruth B. Welborn, Ph.D.
The Texas State University’s College of Health Professions is a nationally recognized center for educating professionals in a broad array of healthcare fields. Our ultimate goal is to increase the knowledge, research, and community coalitions necessary to enhance and restore the health and well-being of the whole person and of society. We hope to accomplish this goal by providing a dynamic and challenging curriculum presented by our experienced faculty. Within the context of a culturally diverse community, Texas State strives to educate skilled professionals who are sensitive to current healthcare needs. Our faculty provides the invaluable link between classroom theory and the reality of presenting these services to the public.
The College of Health Professions has been providing a dynamic education arena for over 40 years to graduate and undergraduate students in our beautiful facilities in Round Rock and San Marcos. We offer degrees in clinical laboratory science, communication disorders, healthcare administration, health information management, physical therapy, nursing, radiation therapy and respiratory care. There are graduate certificate programs available in healthcare administration, long term care administration, and polysomnography. With over 2700 students enrolled in our innovative educational programs, our faculty and staff members work diligently to give each student a personal educational experience of the highest order.
Our faculty continues to break new ground in their fields, through their scholarly contributions and ability to challenge existing paradigms of health services and therapies that will result in the improvement of patient care and healthcare services. Our faculty and students are also recognized for their valuable contributions to the academic community and to the health professions both in the United States and throughout the world. We are extremely proud of our alumni and their accomplishments and the excellent cohort of students currently enrolled in our various programs.
In today’s rapidly growing universe of demand for healthcare services, Texas State University stands as a model for the education of those professionals who will excel in this field.
We eagerly invite you to become a part of our exciting and dynamic College of Health Professions.