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.
What We Do
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.
I get to teach and talk about public health every day. Whether talking to teenagers about mental health, helping my students plan out a campus health activity or sharing lessons learned with fellow practitioners, it is all making a difference.
I am intrigued by the interconnected nature of humans – the mind, body, and spirit embodied in the world of other embodied souls.
A&M-Commerce alum and instructor Dr. Brandy Runyan recently celebrated the culmination of a two-year effort to battle fraudulent practices targeting free agents in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Runyan, founder of Black Diamond PR & Sport Management Firm in Dallas, championed the addition of Article 28.1 to the CFL’s collective bargaining agreement, marking a big […]
The Department of Health and Human Performance at A&M-Commerce, in conjunction with the Lions Coalition for Accessible Needs, recently hosted a seminar on healthy meal preparation in the testing kitchen within the Nursing and Health Sciences building on campus. More than 30 students attended the event, where Dr. Katharine Halfacre, assistant professor of nutrition, and […]
Few roles in healthcare are as dynamic and demanding as that of a flight nurse. These dedicated professionals provide quick, specialized care to critical patients during emergency air transport. Brandy Estes worked as a flight nurse for seven years before joining the nursing faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Recently, Estes reflected on the diverse background […]
Former two-time world champion boxer and current A&M-Commerce nursing student Kaliesha West-Hoke was recently inducted into the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame. West-Hoke is the subject of a feature article published by the Herald-Banner in Greenville, Texas. She retired from boxing in 2018 to become a business owner and is now working toward her […]
Students of all abilities from Commerce ISD (CISD) and A&M-Commerce joined forces to facilitate a day of activities for students with disabilities on Friday, Sept. 29. In total, more than 50 CISD students attended with several teachers and staff members. General education students participated as peer mentors. Hosted in the Nursing and Health Sciences Building’s […]
A team of A&M-Commerce researchers recently partnered with USA Track & Field to conduct research at the 2023 Thorpe Cup competition in Germany. The trip was sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Performance, the College of Education and Human Services and the Office of International Programs at A&M-Commerce. Tasked with building an athletic […]
Five A&M-Commerce nursing students recently completed summer externships with Children’s Health hospital. Spanning 300 hours, the externships provided students with invaluable experience in a high-fidelity simulation lab, various competency stations and multiple hospital departments. The students also increased their overall knowledge of pediatric nursing and engaged in direct patient care. Explore degree opportunities available through […]
For the second year in a row, A&M-Commerce has earned a silver distinction from the Exercise is Medicine organization for efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. Of the 149 universities and colleges honored by the organization worldwide, 73 received gold, 55 received silver, and 21 reached bronze. The Exercise is Medicine On […]
The Department of Health and Human Performance at A&M-Commerce recently conducted performance testing with athletes competing at the John Green Texas Greatest Athletes Invitational from June 2-4 at the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. The research team included Drs. Michael Oldham, Vipa Bernhardt and Steve Prewitt; Kaylie Daniels, RDN; and Assistant Track and Field Coach […]
A&M-Commerce hosted a Special Olympics pickleball skills challenge on May 11. More than 60 students attended the event from school districts including Commerce, Como-Pickton, Cooper, Farmersville, Quinlan and Wolfe City. Commerce ISD teacher Alex Kirckof and Region 10 ESC Adapted Physical Education Specialist Thomas Swinden helped facilitate the competition, where athletes participated in skills tests […]