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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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UTMB's School of Health Professions Celebrates 50th Anniversary

May 3, 2021, 12:26 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

UTMB Impact Article - UTMB's School of Health Professions celebrates 50th anniversary

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For more than five decades, UTMB's School of Health Professions has educated generations of health care professionals who have become leaders in their fields and changed the world through life-altering care and research.

The school, which was founded in 1968 as the School of Allied Health Sciences and was the first of its kind in Texas and the southwestern United States, has graduated more than 12,000 alumni.

"Today, SHP offers multi-level educational programs for a diverse group of students, colleagues and members of the community; facilitates student and faculty involvement in scientific investigation and scholarly activities that advance health care; and encourages service through active participation in professional and community activities," said Dr. Vicki Freeman, interim dean of the School of Health Professions, during the SHP's 50th anniversary commemoration event held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Oct. 20.

Currently, the school has an enrollment of more than 800 students seeking degrees or certificates in 32 academic plans who will eventually enter fields as diverse as occupational therapy, clinical laboratory sciences, respiratory care, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and nutrition and metabolism among others.

In her remarks during the celebration event, Freeman noted that SHP faculty members are nationally recognized leaders in their field and that the school offers doctoral degrees in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Clinical Laboratory Sciences. In addition, she said the SHP attracts millions of dollars in external support to provide over $300,000 in scholarships a year to students and more than $7 million for faculty research.

"I believe the founders all had the hope that one day in the future the school would be in a nationally elite class," Freeman added. "I also think that the visionaries who laid the foundation over 50 years ago had faith that outstanding things in the school would happen, and they have."

Source: UTMB Impact

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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)

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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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