The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. School of Health Professions. Education, Research, Health Care & Service

Welcome to the School of Health Professions

For over a century, the University of Texas Medical Branch has dedicated its efforts toward improving the health of society - in Texas and beyond. In addition to designing and implementing innovative ways to deliver instruction to students at distant locations, the school continuously explores opportunities to expand its program offerings and interprofessional learning.

We offer certifications, bachelor's, master's and doctoral allied health programs. In addition to classroom lectures, our programs offer clinical training opportunities in a variety of settings to ensure our students have exposure to a multitude of professional opportunities.

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Academic Calendar

Day Month Event
5 June Chair's Council Meeting
19 June Chair's Council Meeting
3 July Chair's Council Meeting
4 July Independence Day Holiday - School Closed
17 July Chair's Council Meeting
24 July Faculty Assembly
29 July Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W"

View Full Calendar Last Updated: 07-JUN-2019


SHP Announces New Entry-Level OTD Program

UTMB's SHP Occupational Therapy department is excited to announce that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has approved UTMB’s transition from its long-standing master’s degree program (MOT) to a doctoral-level (OTD) degree. The OTD program will begin admitting students in Fall 2019 having received candidacy status from the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

Read More: Press Release

SHP Faculty Researcher Spotlight - June 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Lyons is an Associate Professor in the department of Nutrition and Metabolism at UTMB. She came to UTMB in 2011 and spent her first three years...

Read More: SHP Faculty Researcher Spotlight

Dr. Carolyn Utsey named 2019 Piper Award Winner

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation selected a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston professor as a 2019 Piper Professor. Dr. Carolyn Utsey...

Read more: 2019 Piper Award


SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk

March 21, 2020
All Day
Galveston Causeway

SHP Commencement

Friday, August 16, 2019
Moody Gardens Convention Center
Galveston, TX

New Student Orientation

August 26-30, 2019
All Day
UTMB Campus

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UTMB School of Health Professions

The mission of the School of Health Professions (SHP) is to provide and promote quality education, research, and service in an environment that fosters collaboration and mutual respect. The School of Health Professions envisions a school that provides quality education in the health professions and encourages innovation.

School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1028

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