About Us

Welcome to the School of Health Professions! For over 25 years, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has been dedicated to making lives better through allied health programs in the School of Health Professions. We offer bachelor's degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Cytogenetics, Emergency Heath Science, and Respiratory Care. Our graduate programs include master's degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Forensic Toxicology, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies, as well as a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Additional programs include post-baccalaureate certificates in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Hematology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Generalist, and Cytogenetics) and certificates in Basic EMT and Paramedic.


Our mission in the School of Health Professions is to make lives better by promoting health and wellness through excellence in education, research, patient care and service. We do this through:

  • Educating  a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists;
  • Advancing health care through research and scholarship; and
  • Providing outstanding health care services and health care education for our community.


As a part of the Health Science Center, ours is a story of discovery, vision and commitment. We engage our minds and talents, and give from our hearts, to help and heal. We touch the lives of thousands, to serve those in need, close to home and across the globe. And, through it all, our strength is born through a shared commitment to make lives better.