Curing Diseases. Cultivating Health. Changing Lives.
We saw the need and responded to the call. Northeast Texas faces a healthcare shortage. Our mission is to improve healthcare availability and accessibility across the region. At A&M-Commerce, we’re making this happen. Every day our students are making a difference in the world through caring for others. With our help, they’ll not only save lives. They’ll transform them.
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Five years ago, A&M-Commerce united together with a single purpose in mind: improving the healthcare of Northeast Texas. Together, the Department of Nursing, the Department of Health and Human Performance and the Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Research are making this happen.
Health :: News
Public health students in the Department of Health and Human Performance at A&M-Commerce recently planned and executed the 2021 TAMUC Student Healthfest, which was hosted virtually on YouTube. The event aimed to promote wellness amongst A&M-Commerce students and the campus community by increasing awareness and access to available university resources. Elizabeth Wachira, Ph.D., assistant professor […]
By Exercise is Medicine Texas A&M University-Commerce is one of only 153 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. “We are thrilled to recognize these campuses’ commitment to make movement a part of daily campus culture and […]
Students with the Department of Nursing at A&M-Commerce are helping administer COVID-19 vaccinations at multiple locations across Northeast Texas. More than 20 students have helped inoculate area residents at CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital-Sulphur Springs, Hunt Regional Healthcare, Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville and the Garland Health Department. “We are proud of our students and […]
The School of Social Work at Texas A&M University-Commerce is excited to announce a new, collaborative partnership between its Robot Living Lab and Invento Research, Inc., a Delaware-based corporation. Established in January 2020, the mission of the Robot Living Lab at A&M-Commerce is to gain understanding of human-robot interaction and to engage in research related […]
In her Dallas office, Brandy Runyan fondly recalls her time in the Health, Kinesiology and Sports Studies graduate program at Texas A&M University-Commerce. These days, she’s the owner and chief executive of Black Diamond PR & Sport Management Firm, an award-winning athlete management and public relations agency. Several photos of her professional athlete clientele adorn […]
The A&M-Commerce Sport and Recreation Management program recently released a promotional video touting the purpose and benefit of its undergraduate degree offering. “A lot of times, if we’re doing our job correctly in sport and recreation, you never see us,” said Dr. Clay Bolton, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. “We’re […]
The Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) recently selected Dr. Sandy Kimbrough, professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce, as president-elect for 2021. The professional group is one of the largest membership-driven organizations in the state of Texas. After her time as president-elect, Kimbrough will […]
The College of Innovation and Design and the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce are teaming up to provide cooking expertise to college students with the new “Testing Kitchen” live series. On the third Tuesday of each month, Dr. Quynh Dang, interim director of First-Year TRAC, along with guest assistants, will […]
In fall 2018, the Department of Nursing at Texas A&M University-Commerce purchased a poverty simulation developed by the Missouri Association for Community Action, Inc. The simulation is a three to four-hour activity designed to help participants understand daily challenges faced by low-income families. Dr. Monica Tenhunen, associate professor of nursing, said the simulation—funded through a […]
In August, the Department of Nursing at Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomed Dr. Denise Neill as the new department head. Prior to joining A&M-Commerce, Neill served as director of the School of Nursing at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. With additional stops along the way at Southern Arkansas University, Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the […]