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College of Allied Health Professions
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Founded 1966
Peter H. Doukas, Ph.D., Dean 
College of Allied Health Professions 
Health Sciences Campus 
3307 N. Broad Street
(215) 707-4800 


The College of Allied Health Professions exists to meet the ever-changing needs of society by preparing competent professionals from diverse backgrounds. The College fosters critical thinking, ethical behavior, life-long learning and scholarship.

Since its inception in 1966, the College has prepared well-rounded practitioners who are sensitive to patient/client needs and whose professional competence is built on a solid foundation of clinical theory, laboratory practice, and clinical fieldwork. The College offers three undergraduate programs that include  Communication Sciences, Health Information  Management, and Nursing.   Through its baccalaureate upper-level professional programs in Health Information Management and Nursing, the College prepares highly competent individuals who meet the entry-level requirements of their professions and are qualified to take state and/or national examinations leading to certification or licensure in their fields. Through its four-year undergraduate program in Communication Sciences, a student completes the prerequisites necessary to  apply to the entry-level graduate program in Speech-Language-Hearing or for a career in a wide variety of fields, including communication studies, linguistics, and communication disorders. 

At the graduate level, the College offers entry-level health professional programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language-Hearing.  A student must complete a baccalaureate degree in a major commensurate with his or her interests and skills and the prerequisites of the professional program.  Students are encouraged to contact  the College of Allied Health Professions for more information and advising. 

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A student may apply for admission to Communication Sciences as a freshman, or transfer between colleges within Temple University or from other universities.  A student interested in admission to Health Information Management or Nursing must apply after completing the first pre-professional year (one year prior to admission into the professional program). Students may apply prior to completing all the prerequisites and Core courses.  A student must complete a minimum of  55 credits of pre-professional college work, which includes the University Core Curriculum at Temple University or another university or college prior to starting the professional program. The student must achieve transferable grades in all prerequisites and have a competitive grade point average (GPA) for initial consideration.  Please contact Student Services in the Office of the Dean to obtain an application. 

Typically,  freshmen interested in the upper level professional programs are  admitted to the Division of University Studies. The University's Academic Resource Center (ARC) will provide advising to these students and students from other colleges within Temple University who are interested in the professional health programs. Students are encouraged to contact the program of their choice for advising during their freshman year of study. For more information, please call the Office of the Dean or visit our Web Page at http://www.temple.edu/CAHP

Application Requirements
An application may be obtained by calling or writing to: 

Coordinator, Student Services
Office of the Dean 
3307 N. Broad Street                                                                         Philadelphia, PA 19140 

Current undergraduates of Temple University must send the application and a $15.00 deposit to the Office of the Dean and comply with all admission requirements of the individual program.  Applicants are notified of a final decision in a letter from the College of Allied Health Professions. An acceptance letter will include the department and semester in which study is to begin.  Students will be requested to confirm their acceptance of admission with a $100.00 tuition deposit. 

Transfer Students

A student transferring from another institution should apply to the Temple University Office of Undergraduate Admissions. To be admitted, the applicant must have completed a minimum of 55 semester hours of transferable work and must fulfill the pre-professional requirements described in each of the department sections. At no time will credit be transferred if the quality of work is less than a C- grade or its equivalent. Under certain conditions, no work below a B or its equivalent is acceptable. A transfer student not meeting these conditions may enroll in the Division of University Studies for completion of pre-professional requirements and may reapply to the College of Allied Health Professions. For admission requirements as a transfer student, see Undergraduate Admissions. Since enrollment is limited, applicants are urged to apply early -- preferably nine to twelve months prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll.

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The University policies and regulations generally apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs. 


The College of Allied Health Professions desires to promote professional responsibility among its students. It is, therefore, the policy of the College to place the responsibility for class attendance upon the students. Students are accountable for all work missed because of absence. Instructors are not required to make special arrangements or examinations for students who are absent. There are certain courses that require a minimum number of hours of student participation in laboratory, or clinical experiences as established by the professional accrediting agency and/or the academic department concerned. At the beginning of each such course, the department shall make the attendance requirement clearly known to the enrolled students. Excessive absences may, at the option of the department, jeopardize the student's grade and/or continuance in the course. If, in the opinion of the department, a student is absent to the point of endangering his or her successful completion of a course, an official warning shall be issued through the Office of the Dean. If the absences continue, the student may be dropped from the course with a failing grade.

Courses Over Ten Years Old

See Academic Policies and Regulations.

Dean's List

Students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 will be placed on the Dean's List. Students who earn "I"s or "NR"s for that semester will not be eligible. 


Since students of the College of Allied Health Professions are enrolled in professional programs, they are expected to abide by standards of professional conduct and behavior at all times.

Grading System

The grading system is in accordance with the system adopted by Temple University. For students enrolled in this College, a grade of C is the lowest acceptable final grade in major courses. Students not achieving a grade of C or better are required to repeat those courses in which they have failed to demonstrate acceptable performance. Each of the major courses may be repeated only one time. If the student is unsuccessful the second time, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Promotions to

Junior and Senior Years

To be eligible for advancement with his or her respective class, a student is required to take the final examinations at the end of the sessions. Failure on the part of the student to do so, unless excused by the Dean for good and sufficient reasons, is deemed sufficient reason for forbidding such a student the right to examination later and to further advancement with the class. 

Decisions on promotion and graduation are made by the faculty and are based upon a comprehensive and total evaluation of the student's accomplishments. The student must earn a grade of "C" or better in all major courses during the junior and senior years in the College of Allied Health Professions.

Student Code of Professional Conduct

The College of Allied Health Professions prepares practitioners to fulfill their ideals of service in the health care setting. In attaining these goals, exemplary professional behavior is the keystone of the professional associations of the five disciplines comprising this College. The Code of Conduct of Temple University's College of Allied Health Professions is intended to contribute to an environment in which excellence in learning and conduct may be fostered. 

All terms of the Students' Rights, Code of Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures for Temple University apply to students within the College of Allied Health Professions. In addition to the major violations noted by the University Code, the faculty of the College has identified another action as constituting a major infraction of the Code: "Unethical conduct or intentional neglect of duty on clinical practice."

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The student must successfully complete a minimum of 122 semester hours, including all the prescribed courses for the particular professional discipline. 

To be eligible for graduation, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

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Requirements for All Students

Freshmen entering Temple University who plan to obtain degrees in the College of Allied Health Professions must complete the University Core Curriculum requirements and the pre-professional requirements listed with each department.

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Gary Milsark Ph.D., Chair 
(215) 204-7543 

The Department of Communication Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the study of human communication processes across a wide variety of communication contexts. Coursework provides majors with a theoretical understanding of how and why we communicate the way we do. Undergraduate majors are introduced to the study of human communication competence, to an understanding of communication disorders and their treatment, and to the importance of effective communication in social interaction, personal relationships, and professional success. 

The Department prepares students for careers or graduate study in a wide variety of fields including organizational management, communication studies, law, conflict management and human relations, linguistics, and communication disorders. 

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences

The student must successfully complete the following.
Basic departmental courses: 
  W051. Introduction to Human Communications 
  0066. Interpersonal Communication through the Lifespan 
  0201. Research Methods in Communication Science
Requirements of one of the three areas of specialization. 

Specialization Requirements 

Applied Communication for Professions 
Joseph Folger, Ph.D., Adviser 
(215) 204-1890 

Prepares students to apply interpersonal, group, and organizational communication theory to professional contexts, with an emphasis on application in conflict management. Coursework includes interpersonal influence and advocacy, conflict management, negotiation and mediation, small group communication, team process and development, organizational communication, and health communication. 

Comm. Sci. 0116 Marital and Family Communication 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0176 Small Group Communication 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0214 Communication and Conflict 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0376 Group and Intergroup Communication 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0314 Mediation and Negotiation 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci 0350 Organization Communication 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci W360 Field Research in Communication 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0399 Applied Project Seminar 3 s.h. 

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences 
Rena Krakow, Ph.D., Adviser 
(215) 204-8407 

Provides a comprehensive understanding of the physical, psychological, and linguistic bases of language and language use together with the roles they play in our personal and social lives. Students interact with instructors who are theorists, researchers, and clinicians. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to careers concerned with social service and special education; or the student may wish to go on for graduate study in a variety of fields, including one that leads to professional credentials as a Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Audiologist. 

Comm. Sci. W103 Communication Deviation and Disorders 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0210 Psycholinguistics 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0209 Phonetics and Phonology 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0233 Basic Speech Science 4 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0234 Basic Hearing Science 4 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0235 Intro. to Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 4 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. 0301 Speech and Language Development 3 s.h. 
Comm. Sci. W436 Orientation to Clinical Management 3 s.h. 

Additional requirements in areas outside of Communication Sciences: 

Physics C067 Acoustics 3 s.h. 
Psych. 0131 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
Two semesters of a language not taken in high school, or the third-semester course in a language taken in high school.
One course in non-Western international studies.

Note:  Where applicable, required courses outside the Department of Communication Sciences may be applied to the University Core requirements.  However, it is strongly recommended that Physics C067 be taken in addition to the core science requirement, and that the core science requirement be fulfilled by taking PE C100, 0101 (Human Anatomy and Physiology).

Gary Milsark, Ph.D., Adviser 
(215) 204-1875 

The undergraduate track in linguistics provides students with an education in the formal analysis of the structure of language within the broader context of human communication supplied by the departmental core. In addition to the central skills of syntactic, phonological, and pragmatic analysis, students gain an understanding of the major issues and results in experimental phonetics and language acquisition. Through selection of appropriate departmental and extradepartmental electives, students may also include study in computation, language disorder, logic, semantics, language history, linguistic anthropology, and the psychology of language. Completion of the linguistics track is an appropriate preparation for graduate study in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and the teaching of English as a second language. 

One survey of linguistics:
Comm. Sci. 0108 Introduction to Linguistics 
  English 0111 Introduction to Linguistics 
Comm. Sci 0211 English Syntax 
Comm. Sci. 0209 Phonetics and Phonology 
Comm. Sci. 0301 Speech and Language Development 
Comm. Sci. 0233 Basic Speech Science
Comm. Sci. 0302 Language and Social Interaction 
Comm. Sci. 0360 Fieldwork 

Elective Courses (at least 3 required) 

English 0213 History of the English Language 
English 0214 Semantics 
Comm. Sci. 0210 Psycholinguistics 
Comm. Sci. 0331 Language and Deafness 
Comm. Sci. 0370 Conversation Analysis 
Anthropology 0127 Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology 
Philosophy 0251 Philosophy of Language 
Philosophy 0211 Intermediate Logic 
Philosophy 0212 Advanced Logic 
Psychology 0104 Cognitive Neuroscience 
Psychology 0108 Cognition - Memory, Language, and Thought 
Foreign Language courses in addition to those required by the University Core Curriculum (see below), two course limit. 

In addition, students specializing in linguistics must elect the foreign language option of the Language/International Studies area of the University Core Curriculum. It is also recommended that the second-level Core requirement in Quantitative Reasoning (formerly Mathematics B level) be filled with Philosophy C066, Introduction to Logic, and that the Core requirement in Studies in Race be filled with Comm. Sci. R110, Language and Race.

Laurinda B. Harman, Ph.D., RHIA, Chair 

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and administration of systems for the storage, retrieval, access, and release of health information. HIM professionals have expertise in health informatics, which requires knowledge of clinical medicine, the computer-based patient record, healthcare database administration and, computerized clinical information systems. This individual also has expertise in coding and classification systems, quality and human resource management, the legal aspects of health information systems and legal, regulatory, and accrediting agency requirements that affect the health information system. Students may apply prior to completing all the prerequisites and Core courses. Students are admitted to the professional major in the third college year, after completion of a minimum of 55 credits, including the specified prerequisite courses. Clinical internships are scheduled at several health care institutions.

Career opportunities for the HIM professional include: Information Security Officer, Director of Integrated Health Information Systems, Research and Decision-Support Analyst, Clinical Data Specialist, Data Resource Administrator, Patient Information Coordinator, Director of Medical Records and Clinical Coding Specialist. The HIM professional works closely with all other health professionals to collect and disseminate the information needed to provide high-quality patient care. The health information system supports the needs of patients, health care professionals, administrators, the community, and those involved in research and education. Job opportunities include positions with hospitals and other health care institutions, research and pharmaceutical firms, and governmental agencies.


Following satisfactory completion of all course requirements, the student is awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and is eligible to write the examination of the American Health Information Management Association for certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), which is nationally recognized.


The baccalaureate program in Health Information Management at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs, in cooperation with American Health Information Management Association Council on Accreditation.  

Pre-professional Requirements

Core Requirements including: 

C+IS C055- Computers and Applications 
Quantitative Reasoning - first and second levels 
QA: Math C055- College Mathematics 
QB: Stat C021 or Psych C067 or Math C067 
Kinesiology C100 and C101 - (Anatomy and Physiology with lab) 

Note: Temple students who meet the University's undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements through the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer must still take these specific courses to meet departmental requirements. 

Strongly recommended electives 

HIM 0003 Medical Terminology 

Computer science, management, and writing intensive electives 


Junior Year 
1st Semester    
0103 Language of Medicine 4 s.h.
0106 Health Information Systems in Acute Care 4 s.h. 
0107 Healthcare Database Administration 3 s.h. 
0141  U.S. Health Care System  3 s.h. 
0251 Statistics, Research & Registries 3 s.h.
Total   17 s.h.
2nd Semester    
0105 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 3 s.h.
0161 Management in Health 
Information Systems
3 s.h.
W181 Acute Care Internship I 2 s.h.
0205  Health Information Systems in Non-acute Care 3 s.h.
0207 International Classification of Disease  4 s.h.
0271 Clinical Medicine I 3 s.h.
Total    18 s.h.
Senior Year    
1st Semester    
0109 Health Informatics: Infrastructure and Standards  3 s.h. 
0162 Human Resource Management in Health Information Systems  3 s.h.
0203 Ambulatory Coding System 2 s.h.
0209 Quality Improvement in Health Care  3 s.h.
0274  Clinical Medicine II 3 s.h.
W281 Nonacute Care Internship 2 s.h.
Total   16 s.h.
2nd Semester    
0204 Health Informatics: Systems and Design 3 s.h.
0260 Current Topics & Case Studies in HIM 3 s.h.
0263 Systems Analysis in Health Information Management  3 s.h.
0282 Management Internship 3 s.h.
0342 Political, Social and Ethical Aspects of HIM  2 s.h.
0343 Health Care Reimbursement Systems 3 s.h.
Total   17 s.h.



Jill B. Derstine, RN, Ed.D., Professor and Chair
(215) 707-4687
Web site: http://www.temple.edu/nursing/


The program is approved by the State Board of Nursing, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. NLNAC can be reached at 61 Broadway, New York, New York 10006, (212) 363-5555. Their website is www.accrediting-comm-nlnac.org., Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Pre-professional Requirements 

Introduction to Chemistry* (with lab) 6-8 s.h. 
Anatomy and Physiology* (with lab) 6-8 s.h. 
Microbiology 3-4 s.h. 
Introduction to Sociology* 3 s.h. 
Introduction to Psychology* 3 s.h. 
Developmental Psychology 3 s.h. 
Statistics* (Soc. 201) 4 s.h. 
Composition* 3 s.h. 

*Meets University CORE Requirements

Note: Temple students who meet the University's undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements through the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer must still take these specific courses to meet department requirements.

Special Fees

A laboratory fee of about $250.00 (subject to change), covering all four professional semesters is charged and paid in four installments. Uniforms, books, and equipment total approximately $300.00 in the first semester. In addition, some courses have special fees attached.

Advanced Placement Program for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate degree programs may apply for admission with advanced standing. Applicants need not have completed all the pre-professional requirements before admission to the program. They should seek an appointment with the program coordinator to discuss the program requirements and get additional information on this curricular option. The nurse must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pre-professional requirements may be satisfied by transfer of acceptable college credits, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or by taking the stipulated courses at Temple University. The registered nurse may challenge certain nursing courses through written ACT-PEP examinations that are scheduled several times each year. Nurses who have graduated from state approved nursing programs in the United States and who have current nursing experience are granted 31 advanced placement credits in the nursing curriculum. Those who do not meet these criteria validate their nursing knowledge through standardized challenge tests.

Non-Matriculated Advance Placement Students

Non-matriculated students are those who have not been formally admitted to the Nursing program.  Non-matriculated students are required to apply for admission before they complete 12 credits or before they enroll for their third semester.

Professional Curriculum

The following program of study is prescribed. A total of 122 credits is required for graduation.
Junior Year
1st semester
0101 Nursing I 4
0183 Nursing Process I 3
0111 Nutrition 2
0112 Health Assessment 2
W130 Teaching Strategies 3
0174 Nursing Practicum I 2
Total 16
2nd semester
0102 Nursing II 4
0184 Nursing Process II 3
0271 Pathophysiology I 2
HRP 114 Clinical Pharmacy 2
0174 Nursing Practicum II 4
Total 15
Senior Year
1st semester
0201 Nursing III 4
0283 Nursing Process III 3
0272 Pathophysiology II 2
W250 Research Methods 3
0273 Nursing Practicum III 4
Elective 2
Total 18
2nd semester
W202 Nursing IV 4
0284 Nursing Process IV 3
0291 Professional Issues 2
0274 Nursing Practicum IV 4
Elective 3
Total 16


Moya Kinnealey, OTR/L, Ph.D., Chair
(215) 707-4813

Program Requirements 

Effective July 6, 2000, the entry-level degree for occupational therapy is a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT). Students are admitted in July and complete the program in 24 months, including summers. Individuals interested in applying to this program need to complete:

  • a bachelor's degree in a non-occupational therapy major.
  • the prerequisite courses for the occupational therapy program.

Prerequisite courses for the master of occupational therapy program, which may be completed while seeking a bachelor's degree or in addition to it, include:

                    2 semesters of a natural science with a lab (Select from: Anatomy, Physiology, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology)
  2 courses in social sciences (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, or Anthropology);
  Developmental Psychology - Life Span
  Abnormal Psychology or Theories of Personality;
  Students must have basic computer literacy (i.e., know how to use a computer for basic word-processing, e-mail, the internet, etc.)

Note: Temple students who meet the University's undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements through the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer must still take these specific courses to meet the prerequisites.

For students, admitted to the bachelor's degree program by July 2000, the Department of Occupational Therapy offers the final three years in a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in occupational Therapy. Courses in the first two years of the program, taken at the Main Campus or another college, emphasize liberal arts and include pre-professional requirements that prepare the student for the professional program in occupational therapy. Courses in the third and fourth years provide the opportunity for development of occupational therapy knowledge and skills for the remediation of dysfunction in occupational performance of individuals across the life span. Integrated academic fieldwork experiences enable the student to utilize clinical reasoning and interpersonal skills in actual clinical settings. 

Included in the professional program are six months of full-time fieldwork in selected centers, hospitals, and community settings. This experience takes place during the fifth year of the program after all academic course work is completed. Students are required to complete this fieldwork within 24 months of academic preparation. Students should be prepared to provide uniforms as required and to meet all of their living and traveling expenses during the field work period. 

The program has been planned and is administered in accordance with the American Occupational Therapy Association (1998), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, Standards for an Accredited Education Program for the Occupational Therapist.


The Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy is awarded after successful completion of the program including the fulfillment of the field work requirements. The graduate is then eligible to register for the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupation Therapy, Inc. Graduates are eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania and other states having licensure for occupational therapy.


The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220; phone (301) 652-AOTA. 

Special Fees

Laboratory and special course fees are charged each of the academic semesters of the program.

Pre-professional Requirements 

English Composition C050* 
Sociology C050* 
Psychology C050*
Psychology 0131* 
Psychology 0151*
Phys. Ed. C100 and C101 (Anatomy and Physiology)* 
Chemistry C071/C073* 
Physics C083* 
Mathematics C073 or C074* 
Statistics (Psychology C067 or Sociology C067)*
Intellectual Heritage X051 and X052 
Arts (3 s.h.) 
American Culture (3 s.h.) 
Language or International Studies (6 s.h) 
Studies in Race (3 s.h.) 

Strongly recommended electives

HIM 0003 
OT 0001 

*Note: Temple students who meet the University's undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements through the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer must still take these specific courses to meet department requirements.

Professional Curriculum
Junior Year     
2nd Summer Session     
0313  Neuroanatomy 3 s.h.
1st Semester     
0101 Occupation in Promotion of Health . 3 s.h
0102 Professional Concepts I  2 s.h.
0115 Human Physiology  3 s.h.
0131 Applied Developmental Concepts I  3 s.h
0311 Human Anatomy  2 s.h.
0312 Human Anatomy Lab 2 s.h
Total   15 s.h
2nd Semester    
W107 Clinical Reasoning I  3 s.h.
0109 Applied Concepts of OT I  4 s.h.
0112  Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology  3 s.h.
0132  Applied Developmental Concepts II  3 s.h.
0171  Clinical Orthopedics and General Medicine  2 s.h
0173  Clinical Pediatrics  2 s.h
Total    17 s.h.
Senior Year    
1st Semester    
0201 Applied Concepts of OT II  4 s.h.
W205 Clinical Reasoning II  3 s.h.
0237 Group Dynamics 2 s.h.
0241 O.T. and Social Dimensions of Health Care  3 s.h.
0272 Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry  4 s.h.
Total   16 s.h.
2nd Semester    
0202 Applied Concepts of OT III  4 s.h.
W207 Clinical Reasoning III  3 s.h.
0208 Professional Concepts II  2 s.h.
0251  Research Design and Methodology  2 s.h.
0260 Organization and Administration  3 s.h.
Total 14 s.h.
Clinical Field Work    
0280  Clinical Field Work I 7 s.h.
0281 Clinical Field Work II 7 s.h.
0282 Professional Seminar III 2 s.h.
Total   16 s.h.


Laurita Hack, Ph.D., Chair
(215) 707-4816

The degree in Physical Therapy is offered through a three-year graduate program that culminates in a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT). Individuals interested in applying to this program need to complete: 

  • a baccalaureate degree*;
  • the prerequisite courses for the physical therapy program.
  • Prerequisite courses for the graduate physical therapy program, which may be completed while seeking a bachelor's degree or in addition to it, include: 

      Introductory Psychology 
      A second Psychology Course
      General Chemistry I with laboratory 
      General Chemistry II with laboratory or upper-level Chemistry 
      General Biology I with laboratory 
      Human or Mammalian Anatomy
      Human or Mammalian Physiology with laboratory 
      General Physics I with laboratory 
      General Physics II with laboratory 
      Two Behavioral Science courses
      Statistics, including hypothesis testing

    Note: Temple students who meet the University's undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements through the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer must still take these specific courses to meet department requirements.

    For further information please consult the Graduate Bulletin for a program description and departmental course listings.



    Peter H. Doukas, Ph.D.,  Acting Dean 
    Donna Weiss, Ph.D., Acting Assistant Dean 
    Vickie Sierchio, M.S., Director, Administration and Student Services 



    Joseph P. Folger, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. 
    Aquiles Iglesias, Chair, Ph.D., The University of Iowa. 
    Eleanor Saffran, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. 
    C. Woodruff Starkweather, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. 


    Tricia S. Jones, Ph.D., Ohio State University. 
    Camillia Keach, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. 
    Elizabeth Kennedy, Ph.D., City University of New York. 
    Rena Krakow, Ph.D., Yale University. 
    Barbara Mastriano, Ph.D., Temple University. 
    Brian McHugh, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles. 
    Gary Milsark, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
    Lorraine H. Russell, Ph.D., The City University of New York. 


    Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., Temple University. 


    Doris Fallon-Snyder, M.A., Temple University.



    Laurinda B. Harman, Ph.D., RHIA, The Fielding Institute.


    Cathy A. Flite, M.Ed., RHIA, Widener University.
    Margaret M. Foley, M.B.A., RHIA, Temple University.
    Mary Elizabeth Krueger, MLIS, RHIA, Louisiana State University.


    Susan A. Auerbach, MHA, RHIA, St. Joseph's University.
    Martin Conroy, RHIA, Temple University.
    Linda Holtzman, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, Temple University.
    Donna L. Loughead, RHIA, CCS, Temple University.
    Karen McBride, RHIA, Temple University.
    Vickie Sierchio, M.S., RHIA, University of Scranton. 



    Jill B. Derstine, R.N., Ed.D, Chair, Temple University. 
    Nancy Rothman, R.N., Ed.D. Independence Foundation Professor, Temple University.


    Susan B. Dickey, R.N., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 
    Harriet W. Ferguson, R.N., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. 
    Bonita R. Silverman, M.S., Thomas Jefferson University. 


    Diane C. Adler, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, FCCM, University Of Pennsylvania.
    Lewis Bennett,CRNA,MSN, Temple University. 
    Kathleen Black, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 
    Carol Dakin, R.N., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 
    Janis Davidson, CFNP, Ph.D., Boston College. 
    Elaine Gross, R.N., M.S.N., Villanova University. 
    Barbara Hughes, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 
    Anne-Marie Kiehne, R.N., M.S.N., Villanova University.
    Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, ED.D., Widener University. 
    Jane Kurz, RN, Ph.D., University of Delaware.
    Rita J. Lourie, R.N., M.S.N., University of Texas. 
    Kathleen Mahoney, CRNP, M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 
    Maria Luisa Morsi, R.D., M.S., Drexel University. 
    Dolores S. Patrinos, R.N., M.A., New York University.
    Karen Schaefer, R.N., Ph.D., Catholic University of America.
    Margaret Shepard, R.N., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
    Karen Walker, RN., Ph.D., Temple University.

    Dolores Zygmont, R.N., Ph.D., Temple University. 


    Donald Beadle, CRNP, MSN, Temple University.
    Sharon Beck, R.N., D.N.Sc., Widener University. 
    Debra Donbar, R.N., MSN, Villanova University.
    John Duffy, R.N., M.S.N., Widener University.
    Marguerite Gripton, R.N., M.S.N., Villanova University.

    Maureen Higgins, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.

    Eileen Kelly, R.N., M.S.N., La Salle University.
    Sally Kapp, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.
    Barbara Mallory, R.N., M.S.N., Thomas Jefferson University. 
    MaryLou McHugh, R.N., Ed.D., Columbia University.
    Theresa Smigo, R.N., M.S.N., Temple University.
    Mary Thompson, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.
    Mary Wombwell, R.N., Ed.D., Temple University.


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