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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. Welborn and Chairs
Dean Ruth B. Welborn and Department Chairs/Directors

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.

Congratulations, Dean Welborn!


On September 27, 2019, Dr. Ruth B. Welborn, Dean of the College of Health Professions was the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Dr. Welborn was recognized for her distinguished accomplishments as a healthcare professional and for assisting in the advancement of the nursing field. To read more about Dr. Welborn's achievements and to view the video presented at Goldfarb School of Nursing, click here.

Dr. Gerald D. Redwine (Clinical Laboratory Science) Publishes Ph.D. Dissertation as Book

Congratulations to Dr. Gerald D. Redwine, Associate Professor in the Program of Clinical Laboratory Science, on the publication of his book Beyond Transformative Learning in African-American Adult Education: Religion, Health, and Permeated Learning as a New Model of Adult Learning (1st Edition). Dr. Redwine's new book is based on his dissertation and Ph.D. from Texas State University's Adult, Professional & Community Education program.

Dr. Gerald D. Redwine's Book Cover


Radiation Therapy Program Contributes to National Marrow Donor Registry

Radiation Therapy Students at Be the Match at UT Rio Grande Valley

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.

New Graduate Program for Spring 2019

Texas State's BSN Program Ranked #2 in Texas! ranked the top 50 nursing schools in Texas by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN "pass rates", meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the 119 RN programs in the state. Programs reviewed include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN Degree.


Leadership & Administration Master's in Nursing

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

2019 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 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

Outstanding Graduate & Doctoral Student Awards 2019

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, Frances Ulep was selected as the graduate student from the Department of Communication Disorders, and Justin Marburger was selected as the doctoral student from the Department of Physical Therapy.

Frances Ulep, CDIS
Outstanding Graduate Student
Justin Marburger, PT
Outstanding Doctoral Student


Outstanding Academic Student Award Winners 2019

Dean's Seminar 2019 

Dean's Seminar

Dr. Ruth B. Welborn presented Dr. Megan Trad with a plaque in recognition of her presentation,
"Innovative Pedagogical Strategies for the Radiation Therapy Classroom"



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!