About UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin

The City of Austin’s friendly, diverse, and innovative culture sets the stage for a unique student experience rich in educational opportunities through access to academic institutions, local public health organizations, and state and local government.  These educational experiences are complemented by the high quality of life in Austin known for its vibrant entertainment scene and healthy, active lifestyle.Downtown Austin from Congress Ave Bridge

In addition to unique educational and research opportunities, students at UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin enjoy the many benefits of living in a lively and energetic city. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is host to 200 live music venues with opportunities to see live music every night. Numerous parks, spring-fed pools, lakes, trails and the city’s close proximity to the Hill Country provide many sources of entertainment and outdoor activities. 

Fun Things to Do in Austin

  • Enjoy Austin’s live music concert scene.  Visit The Austin Chronicle for show times.
  • Walk, jog or bike the Hike and Bike Trail along Town Lake
  • Swim in the constant 68 degrees, spring-fed Barton Springs
  • Go sculling, paddle boating or canoeing on Town Lake
  • Spend a morning/afternoon at the Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Markets
  • Tour our historic State Capitol Building
  • Bicycle on scenic Loop 360
  • Sail, jet ski or scuba dive at Lake Travis
  • Play Frisbee Golf at Zilker Park or Pease Park
  • Go camping at Pedernales Falls State Park or Pace Bend Park