University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso is dedicated to the preparation of the next generation of health and human service professionals, who will improve quality of life, address health disparities, respond to the social determinants of health, and provide outstanding health care to the communities they serve with compassion and competence. 

In partnership with community-based clinical faculty, the College of Health Sciences offers a range of nationally accredited professional education programs in the health, rehabilitation, education and human service fields. With an annual enrollment of approximately 2,500 students, together with a consistently high student persistence rate, the College contributes to both regional and national demand for highly skilled, culturally competent health and human service professionals. As a result, UTEP is consistently recognized among the top universities in the nation awarding degrees in the health fields to Hispanic students.

The College has six departments: (Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Movement Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Social Work, and Speech Language and Hearing Sciences), as well as three independent degree programs – the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Strong collaborative ties exist with the UTEP College of Nursing and School of Pharmacy, the University of Houston School of Public Health-El Paso regional campus, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso. 

The College of Health Sciences offers five degrees at the undergraduate level and six degrees at the graduate level, including three doctoral degrees. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Work


  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Master of Social Work 
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy 
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy 
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences 

The College's commitment to academic and research excellence not only enhances student learning opportunities across disciplines, but also contributes to advancing knowledge and clinical practice. Through partnerships with over 350 local and national affiliates within the international border community and across the country, the College offers students hands-on practicum, internship and community engagement opportunities that complement its innovative and collaborative curriculum. Additionally, students are offered opportunities beginning at the undergraduate level to participate in interdisciplinary and cross-border research designed to examine and address some of the most pressing health challenges facing local and global communities.

The College has three locations: the Health Science and Nursing building on the main UTEP campus (1851 Wiggins Street), the Campbell building, approximately one mile from the main UTEP campus, at 1101 North Campbell Street, and the Rehabilitation Sciences Complex, at 3333 North Mesa Street. The College is housed within large, modern buildings which include classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, and lounges for both students and faculty. Top-quality teaching and research facilities strongly support the College's commitment to education, scholarship and community engagement. The College also houses a number of specialized teaching facilities where students develop and practice skills, such as the Center for Simulation, the Exercise Science Teaching Laboratory, the Clinical Laboratory Science Teaching Laboratory, the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic, Occupational Therapy laboratories, Physical Therapy laboratories, the Rehabilitation Sciences Clinical Teaching Laboratory, and the Human Anatomy Laboratory. The Student Support Center provides a variety of advising-related services to guide students through their degree program and support the College’s and UTEP administration’s goals related to student persistence and graduation.


William H. Robertson

Executive Associate Dean

Leticia Paez 

Associate Deans

Stacy Wagovich

Assistant Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

Joao Ferreira-Pinto

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Support

Joy Olimpo

College of Health Sciences (Dean's Office)

Go to information for this department. 


Bachelor of Science

Clinical Laboratory Science

The University of Texas at El Paso
Health Sciences and Nursing Building
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79968

Phone: 915) 747.7280
Fax: 915.747.7207

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