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What sets Texas Woman's Health Sciences apart?

We pride ourselves on serving a diverse community of students and patients, and we’re leading the way in Texas by providing affordable and accessible educational opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for the allied health sector is expected to increase 16% by 2030. The College of Health Sciences is preparing Texans for that trend by producing more than 1,000 graduates this academic year alone.

Our School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology and our Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences offer top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. Our Ph.D. in physical therapy is the only one in Texas and one of six in the country. Our nationally ranked School of Occupational Therapy produces highly trained health professionals. Our Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health offers some of the best speech-language pathology and dental hygiene programs in the state.

What’s unique about your educational approach?

We’re expanding our research from bench to bedside. We’re combining scientific research with educational partnerships. As we like to say, we balance the theory and practice of health science.

We recently hosted a grant-writing retreat on our Denton campus to support faculty research on women’s health. Our faculty are now applying for national grants from competitive funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. These grants will support the enhancement of patient care.

Our graduate students actively engage in research. We offer several M.S. and Ph.D. programs as well as the Master of Public Health, Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Some of these programs include accelerated or dual degree options, making them especially appealing.

Our undergraduates also practice the bench-to-bedside approach. On our Houston campus, occupational and physical therapy students partner with nursing students to simulate clinical scenarios with patient actors.

How will the new health sciences building benefit the college?

Our new building will include specialized labs and clinics enabling us to offer new programs unavailable elsewhere in North Texas serving the underserved.

Students will also work in immersive, collaborative environments that represent the diversity of their future workplaces. Physical therapists will work alongside nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and health care administrators.

We’re helping people live happier and healthier lives by synchronizing our research, teaching and community outreach. The TWU Logo