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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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Respiratory Care earns 2023-2024 AARC Apex Recognition Award

Feb 23, 2023, 18:31 PM by UTMB SHP

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Respiratory Care in the School of Health Professions (SHP) recently earned the American Association for Respiratory Care Apex Recognition Award. To receive this highly sought after recognition, respiratory therapy programs must demonstrate best practices in the profession. 

Our SHP Department of Respiratory Care was one of only 29 recipients across the United States for this year’s recognition. The Apex Award distinguishes programs for their commitment to excellence in professional development and the education of respiratory therapists to deliver the highest quality of care and elevate the respiratory therapy profession. Our team has worked hard to provide this outstanding level of education to our students while also seeking out opportunities to grow our program and the profession.

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4JanuaryRegistration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Spring 2023 (all students)
5JanuaryClasses Begin - Spring 2023
16JanuaryMartin Luther King Day - School Closed
20JanuaryLast Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Spring 2023 (Census Date)
13-17MarchSpring Break Holidays (Monday – Friday) - No Classes (Subject to change)
May not apply to all programs.
20MarchClasses Resume
28MarchLast Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W" – Spring 2023
3AprilOnline Registration for Summer 2023 opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
17AprilStudy Day – No Classes
18-21AprilFinal Examination Period
21AprilLast Day of Spring 2023 Semester (Diploma date – April 28, 2023)
28AprilGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Spring 2023 (All Students)


Last Updated: 16-FEB-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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