Creating Better Lives Through Careers in Healthcare

The School of Health Professions offers numerous programs for those passionate about improving quality of life for patients.

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If you spend any time on our website or social channels, you begin to notice a familiar theme: improving the lives of patients. If you speak with a faculty member or student of the 21 programs within the School of Health Professions, you will hear a similar refrain; an enthusiasm for the opportunity to improve the quality of patients’ lives.
Whether it’s school-based occupational therapy or healthcare management, or the myriad of other programs, the TTUHSC School of Health Professions is committed to extending excellent, life-giving care to patients across the healthcare spectrum.
With 21 programs to choose from, including many flexible or distance-learning formats, prospective students will find the ideal program in which to explore, grow and achieve their unique goals in the healthcare field.

Laboratory Sciences and Primary Care Department

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There are five programs within the department of Laboratory Sciences and Primary Care. You can earn a B.S, Second Degree B.S. or certificate (online) in Clinical Laboratory Science, an M.S. in Molecular Pathology or a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies.

The U.S Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 7 percent growth in the fields of laboratory science and molecular pathology by 2029.
U.S News and World Report ranks Physician Assistant No. 1 out of 100 best jobs, the best STEM job, and the No. 1 overall best healthcare job.

Rehabilitation Sciences Department

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There are seven programs within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences:

Physical therapy is ranked No. 11 in best healthcare jobs. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is one program with students located across three campuses: Lubbock, Amarillo and Odessa. The physical facilities at the three campuses offer modern, high-tech teaching and laboratory equipment designed to facilitate an optimal learning environment while in the program.
Best Value Schools ranks our Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) as the best occupational therapy program in Texas.

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Department

There are five programs to study in the Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Department:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says this about speech and language pathologists:
“Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population grows older, there will be more instances of health conditions that can cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes or dementia.”

Healthcare Management & Leadership Department

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Healthcare administration is an exciting and rewarding career. With the increasing demand for healthcare services, the need for executives to oversee the provision of these services is increasing as well, making it a highly in-demand position.
We offer a M.S. and B.S. degree in Healthcare Administration, both online.

Clinical Counseling & Mental Health Department

With the growth of research on the importance of mental health as well as the stress and trauma the world has experienced through COVID-19, it’s no surprise that careers in counseling are growing.
We offer Master’s (M.S.) degrees in Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. All three are offered online.
On its list of top 25 best online Master’s in addiction counseling, Value Colleges ranks TTUHSC’s M.S. in Addiction Counseling 4th.

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Since our first class of 18 students in 1983, we have grown to serve more than 2,070 students across 21 programs at four campuses in West Texas and online. We have pioneered new programs and earned top rankings, all in relentless pursuit of our vision to close every health care gap in West Texas and beyond.

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