HLKN and UTHSCSA Reach Nursing Student Agreement


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: October 23, 2014

Texas A&M’s Department of Health and Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development has entered into a new program to enrich the career aspirations of students in the health field.

In an articulation agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), students from the department who wish to pursue the field of nursing will automatically be admitted to the their program.

Students must meet the requirement of 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Since many degrees in the department can be applied to the nursing field including allied health, motor behavior, community health and exercise science, this opportunity is open to all students in the department.

This signed agreement continues a partnership between both institutions in which UTHSCSA admitted 14 students from the department last year. 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio serves San Antonio and the 50,000 square-mile area of South Texas. More than 3,000 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities. 

Participating in the agreement signing are:

  • Dr. Susan Ward, Division Chair, Health Education, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. David Byrd, Associate Dean, School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Dr. Richard Kreider, Head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
  • Brandy Finck, Director, Admissions and Special Programs, School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Dean Doug Palmer, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
  • Kate Karstadt, Office of Graduate and Professional School Advising, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Paul Keiper, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University