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

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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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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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The SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk Has Gone Virtual!

May 3, 2021, 14:49 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

With the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 in our region and for the health and safety of all, the UTMB School of Health Professions decided to go virtual in 2020.

The SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk (5K) event is now a virtual race where you can walk, jog, run your 5K or 1K anywhere, anytime! Complete and submit your results from July 23rd to July 28th and support UTMB's School of Health Professions student scholarships.

If you signed up for our original road race originally scheduled in March 2020, your registration has been transferred to our virtual event on RunSignUp. You can login and create a profile using the same email you registered with previously at

Registration for the Virtual SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk is now open to anyone who wants to join in on the fun! Registration deadline is July 25, 2020 at 11:59PM CST.

The Virtual Race package includes:

  • Race T-Shirt: commemorative shirt and fabric grocery tote (race bag)
    • T-shirts can be picked up in a drive-by process the week of July 20th, more info to follow.
  • Commemorative Race Ribbon
  • Virtual Race Bib: available for download on RunSignUp. Print off your race bib and wear it proudly!
  • Digital Finisher's Certificate: Receive a digital finisher's certificate upon submitting your results. Print out to display or share it with your friends!
  • Facebook Frame: Share with your friends, family and community while practicing social distancing by posting pictures of your virtual run! Check out our Facebook event page and invite your friends to join in. (Frame Coming soon)

Upload your virtual race results: Complete and submit your run from July 23rd to July 28th by tracking your run with your Garmin/Strava/Fitbit/MapMyRun or activity tracker of choice. Submit your time and distance on Run Sign Up (How To) and check out the leader board as your friends complete their run! Upload at:

Post your virtual race photos to the Facebook event page, tag us and use the hashtag #SHPCausewayVirtual5K

SHP encourages registrants to participate with members of your immediate household. If your household is large follow the most recent local health department and CDC guidelines on group activities outside your household. Be creative and have fun and keep your social distance from all other people outside your household.

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6MayRegistration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Summer 2022 (all students)
9MayClasses Begin – Summer 2022
23MayLast Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Summer 2022 (Census Date)
30MayMemorial Day – No Classes
4JulyIndependence Day – No Classes
25JulyLast Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W" – Summer 2022
1AugustOnline Registration for Fall 2022 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
8AugustStudy Day – No Classes
9-12AugustFinal Examination Period
12AugustLast Day of Summer 2022 Semester (Diploma date - August 19, 2022)
16AugustGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2022 (Graduating Students)
19AugustGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2022 (Returning Students)
19AugustCommencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2021, Spring 2022 & Summer 2022)

Last Updated: 06-MAY-2022

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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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