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

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Beyond Resilience, School of Health Professions, State of the School AddressState of the School Address

David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Senior Vice President and Dean, cordially invites you to watch the playback of the UTMB SHP State of the School Address.

During this report to the community, Dean Brown discussed new initiatives and goals for the new academic year and beyond.

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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.

Virtual Campus Tour

Explore the School of Health Professions from Home or Anywhere!

Use our Virtual Tour to discover the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Campus through videos, pictures, and more. Whether or not you've had the opportunity to visit our campus, these tours will give you a better perspective when it comes to what UTMB has to offer.

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Health Professions is committed to recruiting and admitting a diverse class of highly qualified students. This includes applicants of all ethnicities, races, cultures, ages, gender, sexual identities, religions and life experiences represented in the population of the State of Texas.

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COVID-19 Updates

In an effort to keep our students healthy, Student Health is trying to keep track of Students with COVID-19 exposure and positive COVID-19 to ensure they receive the appropriate treatment and proper/adequate monitoring.

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Emergency Operations

Emergency situations can arise for all kinds of reasons. The key is to know what your options are when they do. In the case of any emergency, including weather emergencies, all instructions will be communicated through the UTMB Alert website, UTMB home website, and the broadcast media.

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Strategic Plan

Guided by our RISES initiative, the UTMB School of Health Professionals will focus on the following strategic priorities for the 2021–2026 period: Research Activity, Influence & Impact, Student Success & Preparedness, Experiences in Clinical Settings, and Strategic Capacity & Transformation.

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SHP News

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Academic Calendar

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23-27AugustOrientation and Registration (SHP New Students)
27AugustRegistration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2021 (all students)
30AugustClasses Begin – Fall 2021
6SeptemberLabor Day - School Closed
13SeptemberLast Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2021 (Census Date)
22NovemberLast Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W" – Fall 2021
25-26NovemberThanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
1DecemberOnline Registration for Spring 2022 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
6DecemberStudy Day – No Classes
7 - 10DecemberFinal Examination Period
10DecemberLast Day of Fall 2021 Semester (Diploma date - December 17, 2021)
13DecemberSchool Closed for students through January 4, 2022. Dates may vary for students in clinical affiliation experiences from the published Winter Holiday dates.
17DecemberGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2021 (All Students)
24-31DecemberWinter Holiday - School Closed

Last Updated: 05-OCT-2021

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UTMB SHP Mission

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.

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Galveston, TX 77555

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