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.

College of Health Professions' Groundbreaking

from left: Dr. Gregg Marshall, Chair, RC; Dr. Barbara Sanders, Chair, PT; Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Dean; Dr. Valarie Fleming, Chair, CDIS


These are exciting times for the College of Health Professions at Texas State! The college broke ground for the health professions building at Round Rock on May 26, 2016. The Departments of Respiratory Care, Communication Disorders, and Physical Therapy will be housed in this new building and students will be welcomed fall 2018.

College of Health Professions

Outstanding Graduate & Doctoral Student Awards 2016

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, Colleen Gorman was selected as the graduate student from the St. David's School of Nursing, and Erin Stolte was selected as the doctoral student from the Department of Physical Therapy.

Outstanding Graduate Student 2016
Ms. Colleen Gorman, Outstanding Graduate Student, and Dr. Ruth B. Welborn


Outstanding Doctoral Student
Ms. Erin Stolte, Outstanding Doctoral Student, and Dr. Ruth B. Welborn

Outstanding Academic Student Award Winners 2016

Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Jennifer Trevino (SON), Dr. Marla Erbin-Roesemann
Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Erin Stolte (PT), Dr. Brenda Boucher
Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Colleen Gorman (SON), Dr. Marla Erbin-Roesemann
Kater Taylor (CDIS), Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Dr. Valarie Fleming
Darko Kostovski (HA), Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Dr. Matthew Brooks

Not pictured:
  Carmen Ansman, HA
  Kelsey Knapp, RC

Taylor Meyer (CLS), Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Dr. Rodney E. Rohde
Ms. Kim Murphy-Abdouch, Whitney Babbs (HIM), Dr. Ruth B. Welborn
Nicole Villarreal (CDIS), Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Dr. Valarie Fleming
Dr. Ronnie Lozano, Sebastian Sanchez (RT), Dr. Ruth B. Welborn

2016 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 here to view a list of the winning entries.


Dr. Rhode Award

President Trauth presented Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, Program Chair for Clinical Laboratory Science & the Assoc. Dean for Research, with the 2015 Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring award!


Eric S. Weaver

2016 Young Alumni Rising Star Recipient

Mr. Eric S. Weaver is a graduate of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program and received his masters from the School of Health Administration. He is President of Central Texas Market, Innovista Health Solutions.

Ernie Sadau

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Mr. Ernie W. Sadau is a graduate of the School of Health Administration. He is the CEO of CHRISTUS Health and very respected in the healthcare community.


Dr. Pamela Willson

Dr. Ruth B. Welborn presented Dr. Pamela Willson with a plaque in recognition of her presentation,
Stroke: The Interprofessional Research Team.

Kevin Collins Awarded the Gareth B. Gish
Memorial Postgraduate Education Recognition Award

Kevin Collins   Kevin Collins, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care, was awarded
  the Gareth B. Gish Memorial Postgraduate Education Recognition
  Award at the American Association for Respiratory Care International
  Congress, November 10, 2015, held in Tampa, FL.  The $2,500
  postgraduate education award includes a certificate of recognition,
  coach airfare, one night’s lodging and registration for the AARC
  Congress 2015.  Criteria for the award included pursuit of
  post-graduate studies with specific GPA requirements, a letter of
  proof of acceptance into a post-graduate program, three letters of
  reference attesting to the character, academic ability and
  professional commitment, and a personal essay describing how the
 award will assist the applicant in reaching the objective of an
 advanced degree along with the candidate’s ultimate goals of leadership in health care. 

 The Department of Respiratory Care is extremely proud of Mr. Collins for this national award that will support
 him in his doctoral studies in Adult, Professional, & Community Education through the Department of
 Education at Texas State University.

Scroll Ceremony 2015

The 1st Annual Scroll Ceremony was held on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Students starting the professional phase of their degree took an oath to accept duties and responsibilities that embody their chosen profession.


Dean Welborn and Chairs


Scroll Ceremony - Students

College of Health Professions Faculty

Honored at Fall 2015 Convocation

Congratulations to Ms. Dora Lopez, clinical lecturer for the Program of Radiation Therapy, who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, and Dr. Rodney Rohde, professor and chair for the Program of Clinical Laboratory Science, who was awarded the Mariel Muir Mentoring Award. For the full story and list of awards, click here.


College of Health Professions Receives Gift

from St. David's Foundation

The $5 million donation will help fund construction of a new health professions building in Round Rock. Click here for the whole story.

Let's have a round of applause...

for Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, Program Chair and Professor for Clinical Laboratory Science, as he has been named Cardinal Health's urEssential 2015 winner! Congratulations, Dr. Rohde. Read more about this honor, here.

Dr. Rodney Rohde

Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Ms. Marylyn Kajs-Wyllie


…to Ms. Marylyn Kajs-Wyllie of St. David’s School of Nursing

on her selection as a recipient of Texas State University’s second annual

Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

Kudos to the School of Health Administration!


Congratulations to the School of Health Administration on being named one of the 50 Most Innovative University Healthcare Administrative Departments by the Top Masters in Healthcare Administration website.

Click here for the full story.

Radiation Therapy Outreach Event 

RT group

College of Health Professions’ Radiation Therapy students had another successful outreach event. They are on a mission to get more people registered on the national registry for bone marrow donors.


Ms. Jackie Moczygemba, Chair and Associate Professor for the Department of Health Information Management, was selected from among distinguished nominees statewide to receive the TEXAAN Faculty Advisor Recognition Award, presented by the Texas Academic Advising Network.

Moczygemba award


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!