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Health Professions and Human Services

Nursing students work with high-tech equipment

Make life-changing impacts

Improving the human condition matters to you, and there are many ways you can make it happen. You could provide hands-on care as a physician or nurse, or perform advanced medical testing as a laboratory scientist. Become an advocate for those in need in social work, psychology or a variety of public service roles.

Use your business acumen to make delivery of healthcare more efficient and effective. If you choose a nursing or clinical path, you’ll learn in our state-of-the-art clinical labs and practice in the top medical facilities in Central Texas.

You will discover more than a career. You might find your true calling.

*Texas State offers course work and advising for students interested in professional fields.

Student Profile

Studying Fitness for Life

Kyle Dean, M.S. in exercise and sports science, shares his fitness journey and what keeps him active at the Student Recreation Center.

Beyond the Classroom

Nursing students on a study abroad trip

Multidisciplinary Study Abroad

Study abroad has grown into an annual trip for the clinical laboratory science, nursing, and respiratory care programs — an eye-opening journey that tests everything students have learned and often broadens new nurses’ understanding of both the need for good nursing care and the powerful effect it can have on patients’ lives.

Students work together in a common area at the Round Rock campus

Texas State’s Healthcare Neighborhood

This year, three College of Health Professions departments are transitioning from our San Marcos to Round Rock Campus, including Communication Disorders, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory Care. Learn more about the move on the Round Rock Campus website.

Dr. Rodney Rohde

Dr. Rodney Rohde

Program Chair, Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science, @RodneyRohde

Faculty Profile

The Unsung Heroes of Medical Care:
Clinical Laboratory Scientists

“You probably wouldn’t want your personal physician to do your lab tests because the specialized skills required are not an integral part of the medical school curriculum,” says Dr. Rohde. In the clinical lab program, you’ll learn to use sophisticated laboratory instruments to perform tests in microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, hematology and clinical chemistry.