College of Health Sciences
Dean: Christopher T. Ray, Professor
Location: HDB 202
The College of Health Sciences is organized into eight academic components including the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Studies, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Program in Dental Hygiene, Program in Health Care Administration (Pending THECB approval, this degree program will transition from the College of Health Sciences to the School of Management during the 2016-2017 academic year.), the School of Occupational Therapy, and the School of Physical Therapy. Students may pursue the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Philosophy within the College.
Academic programs within the College of Health Sciences prepare women and men to apply the natural sciences for health careers. These programs develop practitioners, scholars, administrators, and researchers who focus their work on health promotion, prevention of illness, and rehabilitation of health related problems. Multidisciplinary studies that encourage collaboration among the faculty characterize the academic environment of the College.
Persons seeking careers in teaching Health Education, Physical Education, or Education of the Deaf may enroll in academic majors within Health Sciences and pursue a teacher certification program in the College of Professional Education to complete entry level requirements for teaching. Students enrolled as nutrition/food science majors may obtain certification to teach Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences through the Department of Family Sciences within the College of Professional Education.
Major undergraduate sequences leading to baccalaureate degrees are described in the introductory sections of the departments. Practical work experiences in Health Sciences in the form of practica, internships, clinicals, and cooperative education assignments are available as part of planned degree programs.
Please see the admission section of this catalog. Also consult the specific entry requirements that may apply to a particular program as set forth in the introductory material for each department.