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UT Tyler School of Health Professions Named the Recipient of the 2023 Award  for Engagement with AUPHA – New Member Program 

TYLER(July 27, 2023) –The Association of University Programs in Health Administration  named The University of Texas at Tyler’s Master of Health Administration Program at the School of  Health Professions as the recipient of the 2023 Award for Program Engagement by a New Program. 

AUPHA is comprised of a network of universities and organizations that aim to foster excellence and  innovation in health management, policy education and scholarship. Every year, AUPHA selects one  new program member and one established program member for the Award for Engagement with  AUPHA, out of over 180 graduate and undergraduate programs. Award winners are determined by  overall contributions to the organization during the previous year, such as meeting attendance and  participation, authorship, leadership and committee service. 

“The Master of Health Administration Program at the UT Tyler School of Health Professions is  honored to receive the AUPHA Award for Program Engagement by a New Program,” said Dr.  Michael H. Kennedy, associate professor and chair. “Active participation in AUPHA by our faculty  has enriched our curriculum and enhanced our students’ learning experience.” 

The UT Tyler School of Health Professions includes the Department of Public Health, Department of  Kinesiology, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Healthcare Policy,  Economics and Management. The school serves over 600 undergraduate students and over 200  graduate/professional students through programs in communication sciences and disorders, health  sciences, kinesiology, wellness, health administration, occupational therapy and public health. 

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With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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