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Welcome to the College of Health Professions Inaugural Newsletter - Dean's Message

August 2, 2019

The Texas State University’s College of Health Professions is a nationally recognized center for educating professionals in a broad array of healthcare fields. Our ultimate goal is to increase the knowledge, research, and community coalitions necessary to enhance and restore the health and well-being of the whole person and of society. We hope to accomplish this goal by providing a dynamic and challenging curriculum presented by our experienced faculty. Within the context of a culturally diverse community, Texas State strives to educate skilled professionals who are sensitive to current healthcare needs. Our faculty provides the invaluable link between classroom theory and the reality of presenting these services to the public.
The College of Health Professions has been providing a dynamic education arena for over 40 years to graduate and undergraduate students in our beautiful facilities in Round Rock and San Marcos. We offer degrees in clinical laboratory science, communication disorders, healthcare administration, health information management, physical therapy, nursing, radiation therapy and respiratory care. There are graduate certificate programs available in healthcare administration, long term care administration, and polysomnography. With over 2700 students enrolled in our innovative educational programs, our faculty and staff members work diligently to give each student a personal educational experience of the highest order.
Our faculty continues to break new ground in their fields, through their scholarly contributions and ability to challenge existing paradigms of health services and therapies that will result in the improvement of patient care and healthcare services. Our faculty and students are also recognized for their valuable contributions to the academic community and to the health professions both in the United States and throughout the world. We are extremely proud of our alumni and their accomplishments and the excellent cohort of students currently enrolled in our various programs.
In today’s rapidly growing universe of demand for healthcare services, Texas State University stands as a model for the education of those professionals who will excel in this field.
We eagerly invite you to become a part of our exciting and dynamic College of Health Professions.

2017 Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science Award

The Texas State CLS Program was recognized with two research awards in Allen, Texas on April 1st, 2017.

Teaching Excellence


Dr. Rodney Rohde, Dr. Carmen Adams, and Dr. Debbie Thorne

Dr. Carmen Adams - Texas State University's June Employee of the Month

Dr. Adams has been part of the College of the Health Professions since 1998, and is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Program of Clinical Laboratory Science. She earned her first bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and has since earned several degrees from Texas State University including a B.A. with a double major in Mathematics and Sociology, an M.S.H.P - Master's in Health Service Research, and a Ph.D. in Adult, Professional, and Community Education. She currently lives in San Marcos with her best friend Arthur, a lovable 130-pound labrador/retriever. Congratulations, Dr. Adams!


Dr. Chris Russian, Dr. Arzu Ari, Dr. Lynda Harkins, and Dr. Gregg Marshall

Dr. Lynda Harkins and Dr. Arzu Ari Receive 2019 Online Teaching Award

Congratulations to Respiratory Care faculty members Dr. Lynda Harkins for receiving the 2019 Online Teaching Award for her online course RC 5303, and Dr. Arzu Ari for receiving the award as runner-up for her online course RC 5305.

Community Service


CLS students participate annually in Bobcat Build


CLS students register fellow Bobcats for the bone marrow registry. Get swabbed!