A Great Name in Healthcare


Heritage: The Magazine of Sam Houston State University


Letter from the President

We’ve come a long way since 1879 but our university’s mission remains the same—educating a diverse and highly-skilled workforce that meets the needs of Texas. This focus continues to benefit SHSU graduates and the many people of the Lone Star State. Read more...

A Great Name in Healthcare


Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Embracing this, SHSU has been steadfast in achieving success through a healthier student body.

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Breaking Ground in Medicine


The university reached another milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (candidate status, seeking accreditation).

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Rural Doc Brings it Home


With over 40 years of medical experience in a rural community, alumna, Maurice Wilkinson, MD, (‘72) knows first-hand what limited healthcare in small-town Texas looks like.

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Music: Medicine of the Mind


SHSU's Music Therapy program is one of the few in Texas and in the nation. Undergraduate and graduate students use music to help patients achieve their cognitive, physical, social or language goals.

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JAMP Jumpstarts Physicians


Since 2003, SHSU has played an integral role in preparing, motivating and shaping the next generation of Texas physicians through its partnership with the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP).

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Challenging the Status Quo


Since classes began in 2011, students, faculty and staff of Sam Houston State University’s School of Nursing have seen their share of stalls and successes. Now, they are ready to grow even more into a field experiencing high demand.

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Counseling Community


SHSU's College of Education operates two counseling clinics that offer a range of services to both students and the public, from play therapy for children, to couples counseling, family therapy and beyond.

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Nutrition Prevention

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SHSU's Nutrition Assessment and Counseling Center offers learning activities and guide for students to help them improve their health behaviors and manage nutrition-related concerns.

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Raising Awareness


A group of students at Sam Houston State University strives to raise awareness about mental health disorders and encourages students to seek assistance or advice putting an end to those trends.

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