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Dean of the School of Health Professions

Lori Rice-Spearman, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Lori Rice-Spearman, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Dean of the School of Health Professions

Phone: 806.743.3223

About the Office

The School of Health Professions offers eighteen different doctoral, masters and baccalaureate health professions degree programs in the rehabilitation sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, speech, language and hearing sciences, disciplines related to primary care, and healthcare management. With a Fall 2011 enrollment exceeding 1300 students on four campuses (Lubbock, Amarillo, Odessa and Midland), it is the largest School of Health Professions in Texas, and one of the most diverse and fastest growing institutions of its kind in the nation. The School of Health Professions is dedicated to providing a high-quality, student-centered learning environment that seeks, through continuous quality improvement, to achieve the highest levels of excellence in teaching, research and clinical service.

Academic degree programs offered include Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.); Doctor of Philosphy in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Ph.D); Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (Ph.D., RS); Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (Sc.D., PT); Master of Science degrees in Molecular Pathology, Clinical Practice Management, and Speech-Language Pathology; professional Masters' degrees in Athletic Training (MAT), Occupational Therapy (MOT), Physical Therapy (MPT), Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), and Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC); and Bachelor of Science degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and Clinical Services Management.

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TTUHSC is a component of the Texas Tech University System. The President of TTUHSC reports to the Chancellor, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the System. The Chancellor and the President are responsible to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents, which sets overall policy for the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech University, and TTUHSC.