Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
- Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences has responded to the continuing critical shortage of nurses by creating an accelerated track for students with degrees in other fields, allowing them to complete the BSN in only 16 months.
- Degrees available in nursing include the Baccalaureate in Nursing (traditional or accelerated); the online MSN with three available majors: Clinical Nurse Specialist (adult/gerontological or pediatric focus), Clinical Nurse Leader or Nurse Educator; and the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) for advanced practice registered nurses.
- The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as well as minors in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services to the Fort Worth community, as well as serving as a practicum site for speech-language pathology students.
- Social Work students gain intensive practical experience in agencies such as Child Protective Services, senior centers, schools, corrections and health care. The Master of Social Work program prepares Advanced Generalist practitioners and offers areas of emphasis in health and mental health and children and families.
- The Department of Kinesiology offers undergraduate and graduate majors in health and fitness, sport psychology, physical education, movement science, athletic training, and P.E.- strength and conditioning.
- Kinesiology students conduct research with their professors in muscle development and endurance. Students in the athletic training program work with TCU teams as well as area high school teams.
- TCU is developing innovative solutions to critical health care needs with initiatives such as the Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research and the TCU Center for Oncology Education and Research.
Point of pride:
Students hone real-world skills in state-of-the-art simulation facilities like the Health Professions Learning Center, which features programmable, high-tech mannequins in realistic practice settings.