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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.

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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.

SHP Announces New Entry-Level OTD Program

Jul 30, 2019, 12:16 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

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

UTMB School of Health Professions Announces the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. Admitting students in Fall 2019 having received candidacy status from the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

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21-25AugustOrientation and Registration Week (SHP New Students)
27AugustRegistration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2023 (all students)
28AugustClasses Begin – Fall 2023
4SeptemberLabor Day - School Closed
13SeptemberLast Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2023 (Census Date)
13NovemberLast Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W" – Fall 2023
23-24NovemberThanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
4DecemberOnline Registration for Spring 2024 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
4DecemberStudy Day – No Classes
5-8DecemberFinal Examination Period
8DecemberLast Day of Fall 2023 Semester (Diploma date - December 15, 2023)
15DecemberGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2023 (All Students)
11-31DecemberStudent Winter Break

Last Updated: 21-AUG-2023

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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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