||67th Texas Legislature approves funding for the school
||First students (19) accepted
||Full accreditation received for programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
and Medical Technology
||Emergency Medical Services program added
||Department of Communication Disorders transferred from TTU where it had existed since
||Expansion of PT and OT programs to Amarillo and Odessa with extensive reliance on
Expansion of PT Program from B.S. to M.P.T.
||Summer. Texas Tech University System (TTUS) Chancellor and Board of Regents identify
enrollment growth as a strategic imperative for TTU and TTUHSC.
Fall. TTUHSC President challenges the TTUHSC Schools to plan, develop, obtain institutional
approval for, and implement strategies that will support overall TTUHSC enrollment
growth. President specifically challenges the School of Allied Health (SOAH) to become
the "enrollment growth engine" of the university.
Fall. SOAH establishes "The Executive Committee" (TEC) as a permanent planning group
for the School. It is composed of the Department Chairs, Regional Deans, Director
of Admissions and Student Affairs, Director of Administration, and the Dean. It meets
weekly providing operational and strategic planning, guidance and direction for the
Fall. The SOAH Department Chairs, Program Directors and faculty begin an iterative
planning process, guided by TEC and designed to develop alternative proposals for
enrollment growth and academic program expansion within each department.
Fall. Planning begins to develop new program concept proposals for Board of Regents
approval. The concept proposals for a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), Master of Occupational
Therapy (M.O.T.), and B.S. in Emergency Medical Systems Management are developed in
close coordination with the TTUHSC President and senior administrators. Detailed plans,
which include 5-year cost and revenue projections are required for each proposal.
Each proposal is reviewed by a special "BOR Agenda Book" meeting of the President's
Executive Council before getting final presidential approval for inclusion as a TTUHSC
item for consideration. The Office of the Chancellor concurs and approves each item
for inclusion on the next BOR meeting agenda.
||May. The BOR approves the SOAH new program concept proposals for the AuD, MOT and
BS in Emergency Medical Services Management. The departments move ahead in developing
and submitting program proposals for each to The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
June. The B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies enrolls first student cohort in temporary
facilities on the Midland College campus.
June. The new program proposals requesting authority to implement a Masters of Occupational
Therapy and a B.S. in Emergency Medical System Management and grant the appropriate
degrees are endorsed by the TTUHSC President and submitted to THECB.
August. The year-long process of school-wide strategic planning culminates in the
completion of a final draft statement of SOAH Strategic Goals and Objectives for 2000-2005.
It is presented to the SOAH faculty, TTUHSC President and senior executive staff for
review and comment.
September. The SOAH faculty ratify the Strategic Plan on September, 10, 1999. The
President approves the plan in principle with minor changes.
September. A $1.2 million renovation project is started for a permanent facility for
the SOAH in Odessa.
October. The TTUHSC President approves the SOAH Strategic Plan (2000-2005). The Plan
includes a "Strategic Growth Initiative" involving the phased development and implementation
of new and upgraded academic degree programs that will meet market demands for increased
educational access and expand SOAH enrollment by 50 percent to 725 students by 2005.
October. The President, Chancellor and Board of Regents approve a new degree concept
proposal for a Master of Vocational Rehabilitation (later changed to Rehabilitation
Counseling), Master of Athletic Training (MAT) and a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in
Physical Therapy, and authorizes the development and submission of new degree program
proposals to THECB.
October. THECB approves proposals for a B.S. in Emergency Medical Services Management
(EMSM) and the MOT.
||January. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement a Master of Vocational
Rehabilitation program and grant the MVR degree is submitted to THECB.
February. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement a Master of Athletic
Training program and grant the MAT degree is submitted to THECB.
February. The Board of Regents approves a new degree program concept proposal for
a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and authorizes the submission of a
new degree program proposal to THECB.
March. TTUHSC hosts a THECB-directed site visit with regard to the proposed Doctor
of Audiology (AuD) degree.
March. Construction begins on a $3 million permanent 14,750 sq. ft. facility for the
PA Program on the Midland College campus.
April. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement a Master of Physician
Assistant Studies and grant the MPAS degree is submitted to THECB.
May. The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences relocates to a $2.2 million
renovated facility at the TTUHSC campus.
June. The Master of Occupational Therapy program is implemented with enrollment of
its first cohort of students.
July. THECB approves proposals for a Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Master of Vocational
Rehabilitation (MVR) and Master of Athletic Training (MAT).
Fall. Four academic programs (AuD, MVR, MAT, BS-EMSM) are implemented with the first
student cohorts for the Fall 2000 semester. The AuD is the first program of its kind
west of the Mississippi.
September. SHP-Odessa is relocated into the completed permanent facility.
September. THECB approves the proposal for a Master of Physician Assistant Studies
December. The Board of Regents approves new degree program concept proposals for a
Master of Science in Molecular Pathology, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science,
and a BS in Clinical Support Services Management (BS, CSSM; later renamed BS in Clinical
Service Management – CSM). Authorization to develop and submit new degree program
proposals to THECB is received.
||February. The Board of Regents approves the proposal to establish the Center for Brain
Mapping and Cortical Studies within the SOAH. This center will serve as a platform
for multidisciplinary research and clinical service and is an essential component
of a long-term plan to amass faculty and research capabilities needed to support a
planned Ph.D. program in Communication Science and Disorders.
April. $150,000 equipment procurement completed for the Center for Brain Mapping and
May. Authorization is received from the President to implement a post-professional,
clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy and grant the ScD, PT. The proposal is submitted
June. The PA Program relocates into a permanent TTUHSC facility on the campus of Midland
June. The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is implemented with the enrollment
of its first cohort of students.
July. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement a M.S. in Molecular
Pathology and award the M.S., M.P. degree is submitted to THECB.
August. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement a B.S. in Clinical
Support Service Management and award the B.S., CSSM degree is submitted to THECB.
September. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement an M.S. in Rehabilitation
Science and award the M.S., RS degree is submitted to THECB.
October. THECB approves the proposal for a M.S. in Molecular Pathology.
||January. TTUHSC hosts a THECB-directed site visit in regard to the proposed Sc.D.
in Physical Therapy.
January. SOAH-Amarillo relocated to a multi-million dollar permanent facility.
April. THECB approves the proposal for a M.S. in Rehabilitation Science.
June. A $350,000 project to construct and equip a Molecular Pathology Program laboratory
June. The M.S. in Molecular Pathology program is implemented with the enrollment of
its first student cohort for the Summer semester. This is the first program of its
kind in the nation.
August. The Board of Regents approves the establishment of a Center for Rehabilitation
Assessment within the SOAH. This center will provide a platform for coordinating the
activities of the Gait Analysis, Balance Assessment and Energy Consumption Laboratories
and serve to support an expansion of faculty research and research activities that
will support a planned Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences.
September. The ScD, PT; MS, RS; and BS, CSSM programs are implemented with the enrollment
of their first student cohorts in the Fall 2002 semester.
November. The Board of Regents approves a new degree concept proposal for a Ph.D.
in Communication Science and Disorders and authorizes the development and submission
of a new program proposal to THECB.
||January. A new program proposal requesting authority to implement a Ph.D. in Communication
Science and Disorders and to grant the Ph.D. degree is submitted to THECB.
Summer. TTUHSC hosts a THECB-directed site visit in regard to the proposed Ph.D. in
Communication Science and Disorders.
||January. THECB approves the proposal for a Ph.D. in Communication Science and Disorders.
February. Final renovations completed for a three-year phased project to construct
and equip a $690,000 Rehabilitation Assessment Center with Gait Analysis, Balance
Assessment and Cardiopulmonary laboratories.
Fall. Ph.D. in Communication Science and Disorders is implemented with the enrollment
of the first cohort of four doctoral students.
Fall. SHP Fall 2004 enrollment totals 774, a 72% increase over the 2000 enrollment
||Spring. The Department of Clinic Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling is established.
This department was formed by moving the faculty, clerical staff and technical support
personnel of the three on-line programs from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.
The three academic programs consist of Clinical Practice Management (M.S.), Rehabilitation
Counseling (M.S.), and Clinical Service Management (B.S.).
Spring. The new department chair also serves as the newly established Associate Dean
for Learning Outcomes and Technologies.
||Fall. THECB approval granted for the expansion of Physical Therapy from a masters
(MPT) to a clinical entry-level doctorate (DPT).
Fall. CSM program expands to provide a specialty track in Long Term Care Administration
with approval from the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities.
||Spring. The position of Director of Admissions and Student Affairs becomes the Assistant
Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs.
Summer. THECB grants the SHP planning authority for a PhD in Rehabilitation Science.
Summer. The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) is implemented with enrollment of
its first cohort of students.
||Approval/addition of the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Approval/addition of the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway (DPT)
Approval/addition of the Clinical Laboratory Science Second Degree and Certificate
||Physician Assistant Program facility expansion is completed.
Enrollment for the Physician Assistant Program is increased from 45 to 60 students
First NIH grant obtained by SHP faculty
Approval of Center name to "Center for Speech, Language and Hearing Research".
||Major renovation of clinical research space
Relocation of SHP faculty to 3C lab and office space
Opened the health Promotion Research Laboratory on the Amarillo campus
Fall enrollment exceeds 1250 for the first time
||Fall enrollment exceeds 1300 for the first time
Paul P. Brooke, Jr., Ph.D., FACHE, Professor and Dean, retired after serving 14 years
Robin Satterwhite, MBA, Ed.D., FACHE, hired as the fifth Dean of the School of Health
||Approval/addition of Respiratory Care, Medical Imaging, and Emergency Medical Services
concentration areas to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program.