College of Health Sciences

Administrative Officers

Title/Department Officer
Dean Rodney C. Runyan, Ph.D.; (936) 294-2395
Associate Dean Ryan K. Zapalac, Ph.D.; (936) 294-2392
Associate Dean Jennifer Bunn, Ph.D.; (936) 294-2393
Interim Associate Dean of Satellite Programs Keri Rogers, Ph.D.; (936) 202-5132
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Ronald Reed, M.S., Chair; (936) 294-2481
Department of Kinesiology Emily A. Roper, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1169
Interim Director, School of Nursing Keri Rogers, Ph.D.; (936) 202-5132
Department of Population Health Ray G. Newman, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-3454


The College of Health Sciences collaborates with community and global partners to advance knowledge and practice to inspire the lifelong pursuit of health and well-being.


The College seeks to empower society to cultivate the enduring health of individuals and communities.

Graduates will be prepared to succeed in their chosen health profession through mastery of the appropriate knowledge and skills, a well-developed sense of professionalism, and a strong commitment to promoting health and providing quality care.

Core Values

Teamwork: Engage in active participation to foster an environment of shared responsibility.

Outreach: Serve the current and future needs of individuals, families, and communities.

Excellence: Strive for the highest standards and quality in all that we do.

Diversity: Embrace our differences to ensure each unique voice is encouraged and valued.

Curiosity: Nurture innovation/creativity through consumption, creation, and dissemination of knowledge.

Entrepreneurism: Welcome risk-taking and view failure as an opportunity for discovery.

Contact Information
Main Office: (936) 294-2300

College of Health Sciences

Master's Degrees

Departments Programs
Family and Consumer Sciences Dietetics, M.S.
Kinesiology Kinesiology, M.S. (Sport and Human Performance)
Kinesiology Sport Management, M.S.
Population Health Public Health, M.P.H.
Population Health Health Care Quality and Safety, M.S.


Departments Programs
Population Health Health Care Quality and Safety
Population Health Health Communication and Public Relations