Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The UT Tyler Department of Rehabilitation Science is split between two locations, in addition to online course offerings.
Louise Herrington Patriot Center
The Jean Lancaster Academic Wing of the Louise Herrington Patriot Center is a 127,312-square-foot academic and recreational facility. It includes faculty offices and labs of faculty. Research and teaching labs include an exercise physiology lab and a nutritional lab.
On September 19, 2019, The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center celebrated the grand opening of their newest addition to campus, the School of Community and Rural Health. An 89,000-square-foot structure houses classrooms equipped with the latest educational technology for graduate students pursuing a Master of Health Administration or Master of Public Health degree. The School of Community and Rural Health was reorganized to become “The School of Health Professions” in June of 2022.
In addition to the university’s graduate education, the School of Health Professions provides boots on the ground with a multitude of community health outreach programs. These programs span an array of fields such as convenient asthma care for rural populations, colorectal cancer screenings, affordable dental care, parental education, smoking cessation and more.
The opening of the School of Health Professions, combined with the established research and hospital system, stands to truly impact the health of East Texas, which has been of the utmost importance since President Kirk A. Calhoun’s arrival.
The new school also serves as home to a teaching kitchen, faculty, staff and administrative offices and an event space that showcases a mural painted by Kilgore artist L.C. Kitchen in 1991. The mural illustrates UT Health Science Center at Tyler’s evolution throughout the years, beginning with Camp Fannin and spanning to the creation of the institution as it is today.