May 26, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a separate institution in the Texas Tech University System and includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso is also a separate institution and includes the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. Together, the two TTUHSC institutions meet the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people who live throughout a vast 108-county area stretching from the Texas Panhandle south to the Permian Basin and west into Eastern New Mexico. TTUHSC also has regional campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Midland/Odessa.

This catalog section highlights the TTUHSC programs that cooperate with Texas Tech University to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in selected areas related to the health sciences. TTUHSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. (Please note: All other inquiries regarding the educational programs of TTUHSC, admissions requirements, financial aid, etc. should be directed to the respective TTUHSC office and not to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.) The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Additional information is available at www.ttuhsc.edu.

The School of Health Professions  offers degree programs in athletic training; clinical laboratory science; occupational therapy; physical therapy; rehabilitation sciences; physician assistant studies; speech-language pathology; audiology; communication sciences and disorders; speech, language, and hearing sciences; molecular pathology; healthcare management; healthcare administration and rehabilitation counseling.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences  strives to education the next generation of scientists and health-related professionals in a dynamic and productive research environment that fosters creativity and discovery.  Located adjacent to the Texas Tech campus, the school offers four degree programs in Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Public Health.  

The School of Nursing  offers a variety of degree programs in which students can earn their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree, as well as post-masters certificates.

Prospective students and others interested in services for students with disabilities should make inquiries to the program offices. Qualified students are considered for admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

School of Health Professions

Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D, Dean

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs | 2BC194 HSC Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | 3601 4th St. STOP 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430-6294 | T 806.743.3220 health.professions@ttuhsc.edu | www.ttuhsc.edu/health-professions

About the School

The School of Health Professions at TTUHSC offers the following degree and certificate programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Post-Baccalaureate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Post-Baccalaureate of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Science in Molecular Pathology
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Master of Athletic Training
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Rehabilitation Counselingwww.ttuhsc.edu/health-professions
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science

Admission to School of Health Professions programs is competitive and by application to the school. Admission and application deadlines vary for each program. Admission to Texas Tech University does not ensure or guarantee admission to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions, nor does admission to the School of Health Professions confer admission to Texas Tech University.

Prospective students and other interested persons are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs for information on health profession careers and educational programs. Students who are attending Texas Tech University and wish to take the courses to satisfy prerequisite requirements for these professional programs will be advised through the Office of Preprofessional Health Careers, Room 205, Holden Hall, 806.742.3078.

 

School of Nursing

Michael L. Evans, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor

2B164 HSC | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th St. | Lubbock, TX 79430-6264 | T 806.743.2730
soninfo@ttuhsc.edu | www.ttuhsc.edu/son
Undergraduate Program | T 806.723.9293 or 800.493.3954
Graduate Program | T 806.743.9295 or 800.851.8240
D.N.P. Program | T 806.743.2748 or 800.851.8240

About the School

The School of Nursing is an integral part of the TTUHSC and is committed to improving the availability and quality of nursing care. The School of Nursing is known for innovation in nursing education, excellent student retention and graduation rates, above national average National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) scores, and producing well-prepared nurses for West Texas and beyond. The school’s mission is to educate students for practice in evolving healthcare systems and to advance knowledge and practice through research, service, and community engagement.

The School of Nursing is based at TTUHSC with various regional campus locations. The School of Nursing offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Undergraduate Programs

The school offers the following undergraduate programs for students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)
  • Accelerated B.S.N.
    • Veteran to B.S.N. Track
    • Second Degree B.S.N. Track

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is for students who are not licensed as registered nurses. The online RN to B.S.N. program is for students who are licensed as registered nurses. The web-accessible Second Degree B.S.N. program is for students with baccalaureate degrees in non-nursing fields. The web-accessible Veteran to B.S.N. program is for veterans with prior military medical training and experience.

Graduate Programs

The School of Nursing’s graduate programs are recognized for innovative approaches to nursing education at master’s, post-master’s, and doctoral levels. The master’s programs are offered online with preceptor-guided clinical learning experiences available in or near the student’s home community. The school offers the following graduate degrees and certificates:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Leadership Program
    • M.S.N. Nursing Administration
    • M.S.N. Nursing Education
    • M.S.N. Nursing Informatics
  •  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Program
    • M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • M.S.N. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    • M.S.N. Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC)
    • M.S.N. Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP)
    • M.S.N. Nurse Midwifery
    • M.S.N. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master’s Certificates
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (FNP)
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (AGACNP)
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (PNP-PC)
    • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (AC-PNP)
    • Nurse Midwifery Post-Master’s Certificate
    • Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate
    • Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Program

The School of Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For questions about accreditation of the School of Nursing program contact the CCNE at One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC, 120036-1120, 202.887.6791,  www.aacn.nche.edu. Additionally, the School of Nursing is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact the BON at 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, Texas 78701, or call 512.305.7400 for questions about accreditation of the School of Nursing programs. The Nurse Midwifery program, for master’s degree and post-master’s certificate is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). For inquiries about accreditation, please contact ACME at 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374, www.midwife.org/acme, email acme@acnm.org.

 

 

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Brandt L. Schneider, Ph.D., Dean

5BC100 HSC | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th St. | Lubbock, TX 79430-6206 | T 806.743.2556
graduate.school@ttuhsc.edu | www.ttuhsc.edu/gsbs

About the School

Development of a strong program of graduate education in the basic biomedical and related health sciences is one of the responsibilities and goals of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Present-day medicine cannot exist outside the academic framework and intellectual discipline which the biological, chemical, and medical sciences provide. Graduate training in these areas, an integral component of the overall program of TTUHSC, is provided by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

The program offers opportunities for study and research leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Areas of concentration for the GSBS program include the following:

  • Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology
  • Graduate Medical Sciences (master’s level only)

Students interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist may apply to the M.D.-Ph.D. program. The M.D.-Ph.D. program permits a student to complete the requirements of both the degrees in one of the approved graduate programs. M.D.-Ph.D. students may receive a stipend, tuition scholarships for both the medical and graduate portions of the program, and health insurance benefits for the duration of the stipend. This program is designed to be completed in seven years and will provide the student with rigorous training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research. Students interested in this program should indicate their interest on the application form submitted to the American Medical College Application Service at www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm.

GSBS graduate courses are available to graduate students at Texas Tech University as a graduate non-degree student (NDGD).

Further information about graduate programs offered through the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences may be obtained by contacting the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, 806.743.2556, FAX 806.743.2656, or via e-mail at graduate.school@ttuhsc.edu. For more information and to apply online, visit www.ttuhsc.edu/gsbs.

The policies and procedures for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences differ from those established by the Texas Tech University Graduate School. Policy information is available on the website at www.ttuhsc.edu/gsbs. Programs are subject to change, depending on availability of resources and educational goals.