Reuel A. Stallones Building in the Texas Medical Center in Houston
At six campuses across Texas, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health works to improve the state of public health in Texas every day. Each of our campuses is strategically placed to meet the public health education and research needs of the diverse populations across Texas. UTHealth School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation with regional campuses.
The main campus, located in the heart of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, offers students unmatched opportunities for research and employment. The School of Public Health’s five regional campuses are in Austin, Brownville, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio. Each campus has its own faculty and research specialties. Students can attend class at any of the six campuses via Interactive Television (ITV).
UTHealth School of Public Health is one of six schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health system in The University of Texas System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region. In addition to the School of Public Health, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine and nursing. It also includes a psychiatric hospital, multiple institutes and centers, a growing network of clinics and outreach programs in education and care throughout the region.
The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Welcome to the Austin Regional Campus (ARC)! We are the newest UTHealth School of Public Health regional campus. Established in 2007, we offer graduate level training in public health to Austin and central Texas. Here at the ARC, our faculty pursue research in child and adolescent health, chronic disease prevention, and public health policy.
In this video, see what a typical day looks like for a UTHealth School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus Student!
Our Academic Programs
The UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus offers the following academic programs:
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is housed at the ARC. The Center is one of the preeminent research facilities for child and adolescent health, including a focus on obesity prevention, diet & nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol. Programs from the Center include the Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH), an evidence-based school obesity prevention program that is in wide use in Texas and the U.S. Another flagship study is the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) survey, which documents the rates of obesity and related behaviors in Texas school children. The MSD Center also houses The Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults. TCORS provides professional training and scientific research on youth and young adult use of nicotine & tobacco products, and marketing methods targeted to this population in order to inform and support effective, evidence-based regulation of nicotine & tobacco products.
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Changing the Future of Texas
The faculty at the Austin Regional Campus bring a wealth of expertise and experience into the classroom. Faculty members international experts in epidemiology, health promotion, nutrition, tobacco and physical activity. Campus research interests include built environment, international tobacco control, obesity prevention, physical activity measurement, physical activity promotion, public health economics, sugar-sweetened beverage and sustainable foods. UTHealth School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
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The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is located at the Austin Regional Campus and is affiliated with faculty in Austin, at the main Houston campus and the Brownsville and San Antonio Regional Campuses. The Center for Healthy Living, directed by Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, and co-directed by Steven Kelder, MPH, PhD, has a vision of ‘healthy children in a healthy world’ and a mission to serve as a state, national and international leader in the promotion of healthy living. The Center for Healthy Living seeks to achieve this by the prevention and control of childhood obesity through healthy eating, physical activity, and the promotion of tobacco regulatory control, and healthy living behaviors in youth, policy and environmental change, and professional education and community service.
In this video hear from current students, staff, and faculty about our research and work opportunities!
Tobacco & Alcohol
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We Are The ARC!
We are laid back, fun, friendly, but passionate about what we do here at UTHealth School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. Learn how we “Keep it Weird ” here in Austin.
There are currently 19 faculty here at UTSPH-ARC. Each one brings passion, guidance, and a wealth of knowledge in the field of public health to our students in Austin and beyond.
Austin is called the “Live Music Capital of The World” for a reason, but the city also has other performing arts experiences to offer as well! Here are some places you can see your favorite band play or discover a local artist:
If you are a “foodie” than you are in luck, Austin is home to many innovative, new restaurants and tons of food trucks but also you can pick up some great traditional Texas BBQ as well. Check out some restaurant recommendations here:
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The process for applying is different for each of the degree and non-degree programs we offer here at The ARC. Make sure to complete each step of the process as applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received.
Click the appropriate link below to begin the application process.