Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center offers a variety of resources for both
students interested in pursuing their education via distance learning and faculty
who are teaching electronically delivered courses.
Additional online and regional programs are offered by Texas Tech University and Angelo State University.
State Authorization for Distance Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has been approved by the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board to participate in the National Council for State
Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach
to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. There are currently three
states that are not NC-SARA members. TTUHSC continues to work with these states in
order to comply with their regulatory requirements authorizing TTUHSC to deliver online
education to students in these states:
California – Allowed for TTUHSC Distance Education Students
TTUHSC is exempt from authorization to offer online education in California.
Florida – Allowed for TTUHSC Distance Education Students
TTUHSC does not conduct educational activity in the state of Florida that requires
Massachusetts – Allowed for TTUHSC Distance Education Students
TTUHSC does not conduct educational activity in the commonwealth of Massachusetts
that requires authorization.
Please see the SARA Policies and Standards document for details of specific authorized activities. Please note that TTUHSC is
not authorized to conduct internships leading to professional licensure without direct
coordination with the licensure board in that state. TTUHSC has implicit or explicit
agreement to conduct 100% online learning activities to students in the indicated
states. These agreements do not explicitly allow additional activities with a few
exceptions such as a limited number of legislative internships in Washington, D.C.
NC-SARA also does NOT include approval by State Boards – such as Board of Nursing,
Physical Therapy, etc. For TTUHSC School of Health Professions (SHP) and School of
Nursing (SON) Licensing Boards, click here.
The student portal allows you as a distance learning student to manage your educational experience through
one website. WebRaider provides you these services: university announcements, personal
information updates, monitoring of your TTUHSC student account, student services,
and registration for each semester no matter where you are located.