College of Health Professions

Ruth B. Welborn, Ph.D.
Encino Hall Room 201
Telephone: 512-245-3300  Fax 512-245-3791

Associate Dean
Matthew S. Brooks, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Marla A. Erbin-Roesemann, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Rodney E. Rohde, Ph.D.

Department Chairs/Program Chairs/School Directors
Clinical Laboratory Science–Rodney E. Rohde, Ph.D.
Communication Disorders–Valarie B. Fleming, Ph.D.
Health Administration–Matthew S. Brooks, Ph.D.
Health Information Management–Alexander McLeod, Ph.D.
Nursing–Marla A. Erbin-Roesemann, Ph.D.
Physical Therapy–Barbara L. Sanders, Ph.D.
Radiation Therapy–Ronnie G. Lozano, Ph.D.
Respiratory Care–S. Gregg Marshall, Ph.D.

The College of Health Professions prepares students for careers in the healthcare field. Through its professional, technical, clinical, and academic programs, the college serves as an advocate for change and technical improvement in the field. The college also serves as a catalyst to expand and improve public perceptions of healthcare.

Graduate programs are offered in communication disorders, healthcare administration, health information management, physical therapy, nursing, and respiratory care. The college has a number of cooperating teaching sites and more than 1200 affiliations with hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Programs offered in the College of Health Professions have specific admission requirements in addition to Texas State admission requirements. Most programs also have requirements for student liability insurance and immunizations. Background checks and drug testing may be required.

Clinical laboratory science and radiation therapy do not offer a graduate major, minor, or degree.

Immunization Requirements

It is the policy of the College of Health Professions that each student must provide a Health Report completed by a physician, and must take specific immunizations before the student can be placed in a clinical or internship assignment. Information on these requirements and the required forms may be obtained through the program/department/school office.

Background Check and Drug Screening

As a condition for placement in some professional practice sites, some students are required to have a background check and/or drug screening to meet requirements set by individual sites. Information on the drug screening process will be provided by program/department/school. Previous misdemeanor or felony convictions under various titles of the Texas Penal Code may affect eligibility for practitioner license status following graduation.