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) 294-2307
Associate Dean TBA
Assistant Dean Jennifer J. Didier, Ph.D.; (936) 294-1183
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Rosanne S. Keathley, Ph.D., Acting Chair; (936) 294-1242
Department of Kinesiology Emily A. Roper, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1169
Director, School of Nursing Denise Neill, Ph.D., RN; (936) 202-5101
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:

  • ¬†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.


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

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


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