Message from the Dean
Dawndra Sechrist, OTR, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Health Professions
Welcome to the School of Health Professions (SHP)! We are an integral part of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) offering over twenty different degree programs ranging from a certificate to clinical and research doctoral programs. We are one of the largest schools of health professions in the nation delivering programs both online and face-to-face on our Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, and Odessa campuses. We prepare health professionals who will meet the evolving healthcare needs of the 21st century. The SHP remains focused on developing and presenting educational programs of the highest quality in a diverse and student-centered learning environment.
We offer learning opportunities that exceed nationally recognized standards of technical competence, while simultaneously developing the professional insight and service-oriented compassion that will enable graduates to excel throughout their professional careers. The SHP faculty, students, and alumni of the School of Health Professions represent the very best in the complement of innovation, education, and clinical skills offered in service to the people of Texas and the nation.
As an SHP student, you will spend some of the most challenging and fulfilling years of your life immersed in a captivating academic environment. You will be working alongside remarkable clinicians and researchers to broaden your knowledge, advance discoveries, and make significant contributions to your health profession discipline.
I encourage you to put to use every resource the TTUHSC SHP has to offer. Take advantage of your time here, work hard, enjoy yourself, and welcome to the Red Raider Family!