Interim Dean's Welcome


On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, welcome to our learning community in the College of Health Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso.  Please take this opportunity to learn more about our academic and research programs and our commitment to meeting the needs of our unique border region. We are fortunate that nearly 70% of our graduates choose to remain in our community and many alumni continue to work closely with our faculty and academic programs to teach and mentor future students. Our programs contribute hundreds of key health professions personnel to clinical practice and leadership roles in our regional health care system.  Whether you are a prospective student, professional colleague or graduate of one of our programs, we invite you to stay connected to the College of Health Sciences through this site and by joining our Facebook page.

In partnership with hundreds of community-based clinical faculty the College of Health Sciences offers a wide and diverse range of nationally-accredited professional education programs in the health, rehabilitation, education and human service fields. These programs lead to careers in 8 distinct professional fields: clinical laboratory science, kinesiology, social work, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and rehabilitation counseling.  The developing UTEP School of Pharmacy is planning to offer a 4-year Pharm.D. degree at UTEP as well.  UTEP has been recognized as among the top universities in the nation awarding degrees in the health fields to Hispanic students.

Our faculty is committed to insure that our academic programs provide access to students who will serve the needs of our underserved region as well as striving for excellence in all aspects of the educational and research experience. Please take the time to read more about their extraordinary accomplishments by visiting specific College of Health Sciences program websites. Our commitment to academic and research excellence not only enhances student learning opportunities across our disciplines, but also contributes to advancing knowledge and clinical practice.

We welcome you to come visit our new $60 million, 135,000 square foot College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing building on the UTEP campus. These exquisitely designed facilities are advancing opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, learning, research and community engagement as we contribute to UTEP becoming the first national research university serving a 21st century demographic. The historic Campbell building, has also recently undergone a $2.3 million renovation to better serve five of our graduate health professions programs, including updated laboratories, new research space and a new interdisciplinary research and clinical practice suite on site.

Go Miners!

Osama I. Mikhail, PhD
Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
915-747-7201 phone
915-747-8223 fax
omikhail@utep.edu
http://www.utep.edu/chs/