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 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 […]
The A&M-Commerce Department of Nursing recently partnered with United Way of Hunt County to host a Community Action Poverty Simulator to better understand the challenges faced by low-income families. More than 60 participants attended the simulation event to roleplay the lives of those living at or near the poverty level, including disabled and senior citizens […]
The Counseling Center and the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce are partnering to host a free rural mental health forum at Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville, Texas, on March 21. Dr. Nick Patras, executive director of the Counseling Center and Student Health Services at A&M-Commerce, said the event will […]
A&M-Commerce faculty member Brandy Runyan was featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about the recent Southwest Airlines scheduling crisis that resulted in a majority of flights being canceled amid the holiday travel rush. As a public relations professional and founder and CEO of Black Diamond PR & Sport Management Firm in Dallas, Runyan provided […]
Students, faculty, staff and community members certainly relish the opportunity to learn and play pickleball at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dubbed America’s fastest-growing sport, pickleball appeals to a wide demographic including men, women, athletes and non-athletes of all ages. The sport combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Players—known as picklers—send a plastic, wiffle-like ball […]
Denise Neill, Ph.D., an associate professor and head of the Department of Nursing at A&M-Commerce, has been named president of the Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) through Spring 2024. Afterward, Neill will serve as the organization’s past president for two years. TOBGNE enhances the preparation of entry-level and advanced-practice nurses by […]