Allied Health Practice Experiences (AHPE)


The Clinical Laboratory Science Program provides graduates with the technical and administrative skills required for the effective delivery of health care services consistent with the practices and standards of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Graduates are prepared and qualified to perform evaluations of testing techniques and procedures; to perform analytical testing of body fluids, tissues and cells to detect various diseases and disorders; evaluate and interpret laboratory results; and to resolve discrepancies with the interpretation of diagnostic laboratory patient data. Graduates also possess the capabilities needed for public education, as well as for planning and developing clinical laboratory facilities that meet the standards of accrediting governmental regulatory agencies.  The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Baccalaureate Degree Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. ( ).

The purpose of the CLS internship is to provide students with hands-on experiences in a realistic clinical laboratory environment.  The CLS internship provides students with opportunities to further develop personal and interpersonal skills as they interact with other members of the health care team. Internships/practicum is learning experiences designed to enhance the student’s academic and technical skills and to provide professional exposure within a medical/diagnostic facility.  These facilities may be private, federal, state and/or local.  Students have access to realistic experiences and exposure to managerial, operational, and research activities in clinical laboratory medicine.  Clinical preceptors and university officials jointly supervise the internships. 


TSU’s Environmental Health Program is the only National Environmental Health Sciences and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) accredited program in Texas. The environmental health program prepares graduates with the technical and administrative skills to function in industry, governmental agencies, consulting firms, and academia.  Graduates are qualified to enter the workforce in air and water quality control, solid and hazardous waste management, occupational health, industrial hygiene, environmental toxicology and risk assessment, epidemiology and disease surveillance, and safety control.   The Environmental Health Baccalaureate Degree Program is accredited by National Environmental Health Sciences and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).


The Health Administration Program provides graduates with the competencies and skills to become effective administrators for goal-oriented achievements in health delivery systems. Graduates are also prepared to function effectively in response to trends, issues, emergent problems, and other concerns that affect the health, welfare, and self-actualization of clients and citizens.


The Master of Science in Health Care Administration (M.H.C.A.) program prepares individuals for leadership positions in contemporary health care organizations and systems. Graduates will obtain employment in a wide variety of facilities and settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, consulting firms, physician practices, health maintenance organizations, and health departments. These individuals will be highly valued due to their knowledge to the evolving health care environment, as well as their ability to apply this knowledge to solve complex problems, meet organizational goals, and improve the health status of individuals and populations within their specific domain or industry segment. The faculty is committed to promoting the professional and personal growth of these individuals through the development of teaching, research, and service activities in universities, health care organizations and associations, and community settings.


The Health Information Management Program provides graduates with the technical and administrative skills to manage health information systems consistent with professional standards (medical, administrative, ethical, and legal) in health care delivery systems. Graduates also possess the knowledge and skills needed to plan and develop health information systems which meet standards of accrediting and regulating agencies. The Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).



The Respiratory Therapy Program provides graduates with the technical skills for performing diagnostic evaluation, therapy, patient/family education and public education in cases of cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Graduates have the skills to perform diagnostic activities such as obtaining and analyzing physiological specimens, interpreting physiological data, and performing sleep disorder studies. They also have the skills for administering therapy involving such techniques as the application and monitoring of medical gases, environmental control systems, artificial airway care, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. These graduates have the further capability of conducting patient/family education activities that promote knowledge of disease processes, medical therapy and self - help, as well as public education activities that focus on the promotion of cardiopulmonary health. The Respiratory Therapy Baccalaureate Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

COPHS Practice Programs Experiential Manual (All) 2018-2022