About the School of Health Professions
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions is dedicated to providing a high quality, inclusive and diverse, student-centered learning environment for graduate and undergraduate education in the health professions; advancing knowledge through scholarship and research; and providing clinical services that improve health and quality of life in Texas and the nation. MORE
Health Care Research Centers
The Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, within the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, seeks to facilitate a collaborative effort among faculty in the programs of audiology, speech-language pathology and rehabilitation sciences within the School of Health Professions and faculty from other programs within TTUHSC and Texas Tech University who have interest and expertise in processing and production of auditory information, including linguistic stimuli.
The Center for Clinical Rehabilitation Research within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences consists of three clinical research laboratories (Gait Evaluation Laboratory, Balance Assessment Laboratory, and Energy Cost Assessment Laboratory), and integrates and promotes interdisciplinary research and clinical services in the Rehabilitation Sciences.
Increasing Educational Access With Flexibility and Distance Learning
To increase educational access to health professionals who are serving communities throughout rural West Texas and the state, some programs rely extensively on non-traditional formats or distance education technologies. Read more below about the various programs offered by TTUHSC School of Health Professions that provide flexible access to an education:
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program is an online Bachelor of Science degree that prepares students to enter management and leadership positions within health care organizations. MORE
The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program is an online graduate health care administration degree geared towards working health care professionals who are seeking to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to advance as a successful health care leader. MORE
The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling provides an opportunity for vocational rehabilitation counselors of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, other state agencies and within the private sector to obtain their professional credentials while continuing to serve their clients. MORE
Addiction counselors provide and coordinate services for people with a range of substance use disorders and other behavioral addictions and health problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or to modify problematic behaviors. MORE
Mental health counselors provide and coordinate services for people with a range of behavioral health concerns. Providing treatment and support to individuals and families, services are provided in both individual and group contexts. Assisting clients in developing strategies to cope with and recover from the symptoms of behavioral disorders, emphasis is placed on returning to optimal emotional functioning. MORE
The Sc.D., P.T. program employs a unique combination of weekend clinical clusters in communities around the state that are supported by distance education technology and short, intensive periods on campus that offer practicing Physical Therapists the opportunity to achieve advanced clinical skills and competencies while maintaining their practice. MORE
The Sc.D. Rehabilitation Sciences program employs a unique combination of online learning supported by distance education technology and short, intensive periods on campus that offer athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists the opportunity to achieve advanced clinical skills and competencies while maintaining their practice.MORE
Medical laboratory science, the study and practice of diagnostic laboratory medicine, is a dynamic health care profession. Medical laboratory professionals provide 70% of the critical objective information for diagnosis, treatment and preventative health care. These individuals analyze body tissues and fluids using complex instrumentation, sophisticated techniques and specialized knowledge. MORE
Medical laboratory science, the study and practice of diagnostic laboratory medicine, is a dynamic health care profession.Medical laboratory professionals provide 70% of the critical objective information for diagnosis, treatment and preventative health care. These individuals analyze body tissues and fluids using complex instrumentation, sophisticated techniques and specialized knowledge. MORE
The Graduate Certificate Programs provided by the Department of Healthcare Management
and Leadership at TTUHSC are designed for working professionals who would like to
expand their knowledge and further their education.
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics.
Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Policy and Management.
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Finance and Economics.
Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Engineering and Management.
Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration. MORE
"Grow Your Own" Faculty Development Program
The school has an active faculty development program to encourage and provide financial support for faculty who participate in doctoral studies. With critical national shortages of doctoral prepared faculty in the school's disciplines, this "grow your own" approach continues to strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of our faculty.