Skip to Content

College of Health Professions

Welcome to the College of Health Professions

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 improvement in the field of healthcare services. The college also serves as a catalyst to expand and improve public perceptions of healthcare in the community.


Healthcare at Texas State University: Research. Academics. Community.

We Have Big News!

The Departments of Respiratory Care (RC), and Physical Therapy (PT) have  moved from San Marcos to the Round Rock Campus. Communication Disorders (CDIS) will open a 2nd clinic in Round Rock on September 1, 2018. We are excited about this move and invite you to learn more. Please click to view the programs' frequently asked questions page for more information.

Dr. IraniDr. Farzan Irani Awarded
NIH Subcontract for Stuttering Project

A team of researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) received a two-year, $387,000 grant, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop technology that will identify brain activity patterns that contribute to stuttering and use that technology to train people how to optimize brain functions. Dr. Farzan Irani, an associate professor of communication disorders at Texas State University, was awarded a subcontract from this NIH grant to study persistent developmental stuttering (PDS).  For more information, please visit https://www.utsa.edu/today/2018/05/story/GolobGrant.html. (Farzan)

 

 

New Leadership & Administration Master's in Nursing

Dr. Rodney Rohde2018 Healthology Symposium

Professor and Chair, Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, recently was invited as a national expert to discuss his research with healthcare associated infections, such as MRSA, at the 2018 Healthology Symposium series presented by the Oakland University School of Health Sciences and MedNetOne Health Solutions. The webpage for the event is https://oakland.edu/shs/news/2018/oakland-university-to-host-2018-healthology-symposium. Watch the video produced about the Healthology symposium! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf82mMZv5cc.



Dr. Megan Trad
Dr. Megan Trad, Ph.D, MSRS, RT(T)

ASRT Award Winner

Dr. Megan Trad was a highlight during the annual report of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists held during the conference in San Diego. She was recognized with an award for her publications.


Dr. Valarie Fleming
Valarie B. Fleming, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Presidential Fellow 2017-2018

Dr. Valarie Beavers Fleming, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, College of Health Professions has been selected to serve as the Presidential Fellow for 2017-2018. During this academic year, Dr. Fleming will serve as a member of the President's Cabinet and will work with President Denise M. Trauth on special projects.


Dr. Rodney Rohde
Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, CLS Professor and Chair

Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists

Congratulations to Dr. Rodney E. Rohde on becoming a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists.  This is a designation bestowed by the Association of Clinical Scientists upon qualified members.  Fellows must be doctoral scientists who are experts in the education of and/or application of laboratory methods for elucidating, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.  The title, FACSc, denotes that the clinical scientists have ongoing specialized professional activities related to clinical expertise, research or teaching experiences, and/or significant advocacy efforts in the field of clinical laboratory science.  Thus, this is a title distinction that may be used behind their signature.   Dr. Rohde now joins this very selective group of only ~200 Fellows nationally.  For more information, please visit http://www.clinicalscience.org/index.html


TxHIMA 2017


Laboratory Professional of the Year directs education grant toward Texas State University

Texas State University has received a $25,000 educational grant, courtesy of Jennifer Dawson, the 2017 Cardinal Health urEssential Laboratory Professional of the Year.  Dawson's grant will help support students pursuing careers in clinical laboratory science.  Read the rest of the story here.


Outstanding Graduate & Doctoral Student Awards 2018

Each year, one outstanding graduate and doctoral student from the Graduate College is selected to represent the College of Health Professions. This year, based upon their outstanding accomplishments, Tiara Flores was selected as the graduate student from the Department of Respiratory Care, and Lina Padegimaite was selected as the doctoral student from the Department of Physical Therapy.

Flores
Tiara Flores, RC
Outstanding Graduate Student
padegimaite
Lina Padegimaite, PT
Outstanding Doctoral Student

 


Outstanding Academic Student Award Winners 2018


2018 Faculty and Student Research Forum

This year's forum was a great success, featuring an increase in outstanding entries. Thank you, and congratulations to all participants for making this event a showcase of the dedication and skill found throughout all departments in the College of Health Professions. Click to view a list of the winning entries.


Dean's Seminar 2017

 Dean's Seminar 2017

Dr. Ruth B. Welborn presented Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker with a plaque in recognition of her presentation,
The Journey to a Diagnosis: Tools and Tales


 


CHP IPEC Video


40th Anniversary

 

In December of 2012, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the College of Health Professions.

Click on the 40th Anniversary archives to view some fun facts and photos!