School of Health Professions

The University of Texas at Tyler

Dean's Welcome

Interim Dean David Criswell, PhDWelcome to the newly formed UT Tyler School of Health Professions. The School of Health Professions (SHP) brings together world-class faculty from diverse health-related fields to train future healthcare professionals. The SHP includes four academic departments: The Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics, and Management, the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The SHP serves over six hundred undergraduate students through programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.), Health Sciences (B.S.), Kinesiology (B.S.), and Wellness (B.A.), and over two hundred Graduate/Professional students in Health Administration (MHA), Health Sciences (M.S.), Kinesiology (M.S.), Occupational Therapy (MOT), and Public Health (MPH).

SHP faculty are recognized experts contributing to their various fields through scholarly activities, publications, and externally funded research and outreach programs. We share a commitment to improving human health and well-being, and a passion for helping students achieve their goals.

We invite you to explore what UT Tyler School of Health Professions has to offer.


David S. Criswell, Ph.D.

Interim Dean


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