The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) was created in 1969 as a multi-campus institution to implement technological advances in professional health care and to help improve people?s health.
The main building is in Lubbock but there are also regional academies in Amarillo, El Paso and Odessa. This University has expanded into a Health Science Center with the establishment of Nursing Schools, Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The main objective of TTHUSC is to provide quality education and development of academic, research, patient care and community service program to meet the needs of the 108 counties of West Texas.
Allied Health Sciences School offers different doctoral, masters and bachelor health degree programs in rehabilitation science, clinical laboratory, speech language and hearing sciences. Some of them are available on non-traditional formats or distance education technologies.
Biomedical Science School was originally a part of Medicine School but it was separated in 1994 to coordinate the training of biomedical scientists.
The Medicine School has four campuses that operate a total of 34 clinical departmental units, clinical services, education programs and specialist services such as Care for Women and Infants, Pediatric, Trauma center, Emergency medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Research Center, Cancer and Alzheimer Center, and many services more.
The Nursing School was the first nationally accredited program in Texas. This school is recognized to be a leader in geriatric education and providing state-of-the-art research education. This nursing school has the commitment to provide quality education programs and advanced excellent health care for diverse populations.
And finally, the Pharmacy School building has a drug information center, a lecture center, computer based classrooms, faculty and administrative offices as instructional and research laboratories.