TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences Approved to Change Name

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2015
CONTACT: Jessica Bagwell, Jessica.Bagwell@ttuhsc.edu
(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 health.professions@ttuhsc.edu.

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