College of Health Sciences

Administrative Officers

Title/Department Officer
Dean Rodney Runyan, Ph.D.
(936) 294-2395
Associate Dean Sue Reichelt, Ph.D.
sreichelt@shsu.edu; (936) 294-2305
Associate Dean Ryan Zapalac, Ph.D.
rzapalac@shsu.edu; (936) 294-2307
Assistant Dean Jennifer Didier, Ph.D.
jennifer.didier@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1183
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences G. Kevin Randall, Ph.D., Chair
krandall@shsu.edu; (936) 294-4655
Department of Kinesiology Emily Roper, Ph.D., Chair
ear007@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1169
Director, School of Nursing Denise Neill, Ph.D., RN
denise.neill@shsu.edu; (936) 202-5101
Department of Population Health Ray G. Newman, Ph.D., Chair
rgn006@shsu.edu; (936) 294-3454

Mission

The College of Health Sciences collaborates with community and global partners to:

  • ¬†Provide accessible student-centered education in the health professions for a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students;
  • ¬†Advance health science knowledge and evidence-based practice through scholarship; and
  • ¬†Promote stewardship of individual and population health and quality of life in Texas, the nation and the world through evidence-based practices.

Vision

The College seeks to become an acknowledged leader in educating health science professionals.

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.

Contact Information
Main Office: (936) 294-2300

Website
College of Health Sciences

Master's Degrees

Departments Programs
Major, Degree Department
Dietetics, M.S. Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences, M.S. Family and Consumer Sciences
Health, M.S. Population Health
Health Care Quality and Safety, M.S. Population Health
Sport Management, M.S. Kinesiology
Kinesiology, M.S. (Sport and Human Performance) Kinesiology

Certificates

Departments Programs
Graduate Certificate Department
Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription Kinesiology
Health Communication and Public Relations Population Health