School of Health Professions

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School of Health Professions

Turn Compassion Into Action

Building healthy communities requires a group effort and depends on a variety of factors, including the presence of compassionate, innovative and effective healthcare professionals.

The University of Texas at Tyler’s School of Health Professions trains students to become driven, caring problem-solvers. Prepare for a career in public health, healthcare administration, rehabilitation or exercise and movement science through hands-on instruction that holistically examines existing challenges and equips you to propose forward-looking solutions.

At UT Tyler, you will learn from world-class faculty actively engaged in groundbreaking research to improve health outcomes. Contribute to the well-being of East Texans through internships, fieldwork and participating in the UT Tyler Health Science Center’s community outreach programs. Whether you seek to enter the workforce following graduation, pursue graduate studies or shape the field through scholarly work, we give you the foundation to positively impact your community and beyond.

Degrees & Programs

Uncover your calling to serve others in programs equipping you for a career in exercise and movement science, public health, rehabilitation science, healthcare policy, economics and management or another professional role. Small class sizes result in more personalized attention and guidance to help you reach your goals, regardless of whether you are just beginning your studies or are a working professional interested in advancing in your field or changing careers.

A UT Tyler School of Health Professions undergraduate student practices monitoring a patient in a simulated space


Gain the foundation to launch your career as a health professional. Prepare for a variety of jobs in the health and movement sciences and to pursue related graduate studies through hands-on learning, research opportunities and community service. Explore BS and BA programs, as well as minors.

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Acquire the in-depth knowledge you need to level up your career, become a leader in your field or train for professional certification. Browse flexible, affordable onsite, online and hybrid programs designed with working professionals in mind.

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Student Perspectives

Karina Henriquez
What I love most about this program is the flexibility. It allowed me to live my everyday life and yet still excel in my studies. The professors were all excellent communicators and proved to be very understanding whenever something would come up.

Karina Henriquez

Master of Occupational Therapy, 2023

Hands-on Training for the Health Professions

A female School of Health Professions student uses a microscope in a lab space at The University of Texas at Tyler

Make an Impact in the Heart of East Texas

The School of Health Professions is housed between the main campus and the UT Tyler Health Science Center, the region’s only academic health science center and home to the only medical school in East Texas. Our mission extends from educating the next generation of health professionals to improving community health and the quality of care delivered in the region.

In turn, UT Tyler focuses on training healthcare professionals who understand our region’s unique needs, are invested in patient and community care and seek solutions to the challenges our neighbors face. Students in the School of Health Professions can find ample opportunities to be of service and gain job-ready skills through UT Tyler’s research initiatives and community outreach programs.

Join Us in Our Mission

UT Tyler Health Science Center

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Discover New Ways of Care

Research shapes how we improve the quality of life in East Texas and beyond. UT Tyler spurs innovation through eight research centers, several of which are dedicated to finding solutions to the region’s health challenges.

Through the Lifespan Wellness Research Center, students assist with services related to fitness testing, body composition assessment and personal training and practice what they’ve learned in the classroom in the process. Directing our school’s impact, our faculty have been published nationally in prestigious scholarly journals, and they frequently invite undergraduate and graduate students to collaborate.

Be Part of a Dynamic and Active Research Community


Medicine students doing community service

Practical, Hands-On Education

Interactive coursework encourages you to discover solutions and helps you build the critical thinking skills and practical knowledge essential for beginning a career in the health professions. Through internships, fieldwork and capstone experiences, as well as research and community outreach, round out your résumé and prepare yourself for challenging roles in the workforce.

Apply Your Knowledge in the Real World

Community Outreach Programs

School of Health Professions by the Numbers



Our dynamic community includes both undergraduate and graduate students.



Earn your BA, BS, MS, MHA, MOT or MPH at UT Tyler.


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Receive personalized attention from faculty members who are as invested in your goals as you are.


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School of Health Professions

Make a positive impact on your community at The University of Texas at Tyler’s School of Health Professions. Reach out to us today to learn more.

11937 U.S. Highway 271
Tyler, TX 75799
Ph: 800 UT TYLER