Welcome to the website of the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We are glad you stopped by to learn more about the exciting activities, programs, and events taking place in HCaP.
The College for Health, Community and Policy is dedicated to the advancement of public policy and practice that contributes to the public good within diverse local and global communities through nationally recognized research, educational programs focused on engaged learning, and collaborative partnerships.
The vision of the College for Health, Community and Policy is to become nationally recognized through our progressive programs and faculty research that engage communities for the development of collaborative solutions to improve the quality of lives.
The College for Health, Community and Policy subscribes to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Core Values. Each of them is relevant to our College. The College for Health, Community and Policy cultivates social justice through dialogue, discovery, and service where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration, innovation, and transparency are fostered.
Our College contains eight departments (Criminology & Criminal Justice, Demography, Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Kinesiology, and Public Health). We offer bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Kinesiology, Sociology, Psychology, Health, Public Health and a joint degree in Dietetic Studies. In addition, we offer seven master’s degrees in Criminal Justice & Criminology, Applied Demography, Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, and Health & Kinesiology. We also offer two doctoral degrees in Applied Demography and Psychology. HCaP includes more than 175 faculty and more than 6,800 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
HCaP also contains the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER), the Policy Studies Center (PSC), and the Health & Kinesiology Research Laboratories. IDSER contains the Texas State Data Center and the office of the Texas State Demographer. The PSC, directed by Dr. Roger Enriquez, is committed to research that informs and improves policy dialogue and, ultimately, the quality of life in South Texas, with emphasis on historically disadvantaged populations. Engaging with stakeholders, our work enhances community empowerment. The Health & Kinesiology Research Labs are housed at the UTSA 1604 campus and led by directors within the department.