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.
Dr. De De Gardner, Associate Professor in the Department of Respiratory Care, Receives 2020 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching
Congratulations to Dr. De De Gardner on receiving the 7th Annual Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Dr. Gardner is recognized for her leadership in cardiopulmonary medicine and is a Fellow in two professional organizations, the American Association in Respiratory Care and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Gardner is a published author of 8 book chapters, 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 15 grants, as well as numerous national and international presentations. Dr. Gardner pioneered the first Master of Science in Respiratory Care program in Texas, as well as a graduate and undergraduate online respiratory care degree advancement program. She is an online education champion and is being recognized for her online course RC 5302: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Respiratory Care Protocols.
Dr. Barbara Hewitt, Ph.D. Presented with "Million Women Mentors - Texas 2019 Educator Stand Up for STEM" Award
On December 6, 2019, Dr. Barbara Hewitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Information Management, was awarded the Million Women Mentors - Texas 2019 Educator Stand Up for STEM Award. This award recognizes individual educators who demonstrate a commitment to engaging STEM mentors and role models in programs that encourage women and girls to pursue STEM careers, increasing the diversity of those pursuing STEM careers and retaining women and girls who enter the STEM education pipeline. For more information on Million Women Mentors, click here.
Radiation Therapy Program Contributes to National Marrow Donor Registry
Congratulations to the Radiation Therapy Program for adding 1,529 new marrow donor registrants to the national marrow donor registry at their recent marrow drive at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley with Be The Match.
Leadership & Administration Master's in Nursing
Healthcare at Texas State University: Research. Academics. Community.
2020 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 2020
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, Stephanie Ortiz was selected as the graduate student from the School of Health Administration, and Kelsy Vick was selected as the doctoral student from the Department of Physical Therapy.
Outstanding Academic Student Award Winners 2020
Dean's Seminar 2019
Dr. Ruth B. Welborn presented Dr. Megan Trad with a plaque in recognition of her presentation,
"Innovative Pedagogical Strategies for the Radiation Therapy Classroom"