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
The Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) has selected A&M-Commerce student Taryn Cast to receive an undergraduate Student Research Development Award. The university will receive a $1,000 grant to support Cast’s research project, “Physical Fitness of Texas Law Enforcement Cadets.” Principal investigators for the study are A&M-Commerce faculty members Michael Oldham, […]
Students in the “Must Love Dogs” signature course at Texas A&M University-Commerce will help celebrate the grand opening of a long-awaited dog park in Commerce, Texas on Nov. 29. Signature courses provide an opportunity for faculty to highlight their knowledge and passion for a topic of their choosing, often outside of their discipline. Aimed at […]
Dr. Sandy Kimbrough, professor of health and human performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce, recently hosted retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Morgan as a guest speaker for her signature course, “Must Love Dogs.” Morgan, joined by his service dog, Yago, recounted the story behind his book, “A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and […]
The Department of Health and Human Performance at A&M-Commerce, along with Campus Recreation, will sponsor two events next week to celebrate Exercise is Medicine on Campus, a program that calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. The department will recognize Exercise is Medicine Day on Wednesday, Oct. […]
Blue Ridge ISD named A&M-Commerce alum Matthew Todd as assistant superintendent. He previously served as the district’s director of curriculum and instruction and will continue leading the district’s teaching and learning work. He has worked for the district in roles including teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and director. Todd earned his dual-major Bachelor of Science […]
Nicole Britenriker, a three-year member of the expert advisory board that helps guide the Sport and Recreation Management program at Texas A&M University-Commerce, is taking her shot as a senior team talent advisor for the NBA in New York City. Britenriker has served various roles in collegiate and professional sports, including sponsorships and sales, corporate […]
The American Kinesiology Association (AKA) recognized recent A&M-Commerce graduates Belinda Sanchez and Mikaela Green in the 2021 AKA National Scholar Awards competition. The awards recognize academic excellence, encourage professional competence, and promote kinesiology and related fields. Sanchez—who recently graduated with a Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a concentration in exercise […]
The College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce recently named Dr. Dean Culpepper as interim head of the Department of Health and Human Performance. Culpepper has 17 years of higher education experience as a faculty member, including more than three years as chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Eastern New […]
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 […]