Over the years, the School of Health Professions developed a reputation for helping the university focus on its five core values; education, research and innovation, service to the community, patient care, and diversity.
Welcome from the Dean of the School of Health Professions
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I am happy to welcome you to the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch. We welcome you into an academic environment that values education, research and innovation, service to the community, patient care, and diversity in the pursuit of giving you the opportunity to make lasting contributions to healthcare. We look forward to your contributions to the diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds that each student brings to our learning community.
Our interprofessional learning environment is composed of the Departments of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nutrition and Metabolism, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care, and the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. We are truly excited to be moving forward as a unified team of health care professionals to assure the quality of our educational programs.
You will find dedicated and skilled faculty ready to work with you, to share their expertise, and offer you state-of-the-art learning experiences using innovative technology and teaching methods. These faculty will provide you with opportunities to stretch your own professional boundaries and help you gain a broad perspective of your own role on the healthcare team while working with students from other disciplines, including those in the School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
I hope you will take some time and learn more about what SHP and UTMB has to offer you as a student and ultimately as an alum.
David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Senior Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions