Dec 04, 2021  
Graduate 2021-2023 
    
Graduate 2021-2023

College of Health Sciences


Ronald De Vera Barredo, PT, DPT, Ed.D., FAPTA, Dean
Health Sciences Building, Suite 433
(615) 963-4927
rbarredo@tnstate.edu

General Statement

The College of Health Sciences is committed to preparing tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. The purpose of the College is to offer educational programs designed to produce practitioners and prepare individuals who are interested in pursuing careers as educators in the health professions; to encourage, develop and support interest in research; and to provide health care, when appropriate, and continuing education services to the community.

Vision

Preparing tomorrow’s health care leaders.

Mission

To promote academic quality and student success by preparing tomorrow’s health care leaders through professional programs, interdisciplinary collaboration, clinical research, scholarly inquiry, evidence-based practice, and community service. 

Core Values

In the College of Health Sciences, we display an interest in each other and in you; we maintain ethical practices and conduct matters with integrity, courtesy, and dependency; we embrace learning, working, and service; and will carry out our responsibilities by being prepared to give our best. 

Goals

The goals of the College of Health Sciences are to:

  1. Develop and implement educational programs designed to produce tomorrow’s health practitioners, educators and leaders based upon employment demands.
  2. Recruit students interested in careers in the health field into programs offered in the College and to instill in students the basic principles of professionalism; to provide students with career counseling, academic advisement, and tutorial assistance all designed to assist them in achieving their career goals.
  3. Identify, early, barriers for student success in order to achieve maximal levels of preparation required to produce a health career.
  4. Maintain full accreditation by appropriate agencies for programs offered in the College.
  5. Recruit and maintain faculty capable of making significant contributions to the basic and applied research efforts of the institution, College, and world.
  6. Encourage and promote the delivery of services to the community by sponsoring seminars, workshops, consultation, service-learning projects and the delivery of health services when appropriate.

In addition to the Doctor in Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Arts in Education (Human Performance and Sport Sciences), Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Occupational Therapy, the College offers undergraduate degrees in:

  • Cardio-respiratory Care Sciences
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Care Administration and Planning
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Performance and Sport Sciences
  • Nursing

Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences

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Programs

Master of Arts in Education

School of Nursing

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Programs

Master of Nursing

Department of Occupational Therapy

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Programs

Master of Occupational Therapy

Department of Physical Therapy

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Programs

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Department of Public Health, Health Administration and Health Sciences

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Programs

Master of Public Health

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Programs

Master of Science