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. 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
2018 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.
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.
ASRT Award Winner
Megan Trad, P.h.D., MSRS, RT(T) 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.
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.
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
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.
Outstanding Academic Student Award Winners 2018
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