TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences Approved to Change Name

News Release

August 1, 2015
CONTACT: Jessica Bagwell,
(806) 743-7610

TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences Approved to Change Name

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents voted to adopt a new name for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Allied Health Sciences. The school now will be known as the TTUHSC School of Health Professions, in accordance with a long-term shift away from the term “allied health” in health care.

TTUHSC believes the new name will better demonstrate the broad range of program offerings and the high level of education offered within the school to potential students. TTUHSC now joins five other state health science centers in Texas to house a school of health professions, which will ensure potential students will recognize TTUHSC as a possibility for entering their desired field.

“Since its creation in 1983, the TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences has continually offered cutting-edge techniques, methods and principles, guaranteeing our students receive the most relevant education,” said TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. “It makes sense for the school’s name to more clearly highlight the professional nature and increasing academic requirements of the health professions.”

The School of Health Professions will continue to train health professionals in 20 unique programs, including the first-in-the-country Master of Science in Molecular Pathology program. The school will remain dedicated to providing high-quality, student-centered learning and to achieving the highest level of excellence in education, research and clinical service, while fostering service-oriented compassion in each student.

“The School of Health Professions will maintain the highest standards in the way it serves its students, faculty, staff and patients,” Mitchell said. “The school will build upon and further distinguish the reputation it had under its former name, and ultimately that of the entire university.”

For more information about the TTUHSC School of Health Professions, please contact the School of Health Professions Office of Admissions at (806) 743-3220 or

For more breaking news and experts, follow @ttuhscnews on Twitter.

Related Stories

How Does Your Garden Grow?

As spring approaches, some people’s thoughts turn to gardening. Whether it’s a flower garden they desire or a vegetable garden want to have, they begin planning what they’ll plant and what they need to do to ensure a successful garden.

Adopt a Growth Mindset for a Better Life

A “growth mindset” accepts that our intelligence and talents can develop over time, and a person with that mindset understands that intelligence and talents can improve through effort and learning.

Drug Use, Family History Can Lead to Heart Disease in Younger Adults

Abstaining from drug abuse and an early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) can help prevent heart disease.

Recent Stories


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Expert Elected 2024–2025 American Pharmacists Association House of Delegates Speaker-Elect

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced that Mary S. Klein, Pharm.D., was elected the 2024–2025 speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates.


Free Clinic Offered for Women’s Health Day

The Free Clinic, staffed by TTUHSC School of Medicine students, will host Women’s Health Day Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 27.


Hutson Named TTUHSC Hematology Oncology Division Chief and UMC Cancer Center Director

Thomas E. Hutson, D.O., Pharm.D., an internationally recognized leader in the field of urologic cancers, has been named chief of the Hematology Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the TTUHSC School of Medicine.