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Public Health

Alice Hausman, M.P.H., Ph.D., Chair
1700 N. Broad St.
Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Public Health Main Office Number: 215-204-8726
Public Health Fax: 215-204-1854
www.temple.edu/publichealth

 

The Department of Public Health's curriculum prepares students for diverse careers in the public health field that focus on creating, implementing, and evaluating interventions and programs designed to improve health status and quality of life for all individuals.  The Department offers a nationally-ranked Bachelor of Science degree in public health for undergraduate students in which students study the broad range of public health concerns, including individual disease prevention and injury/harm reduction behaviors, distribution and development of disease through epidemiological assessment and community program development, implementation, and evaluation.  Students learn to use educational interventions to provide health information, gain experience in assessing the needs of target populations, clarify program goals and objectives, and develop strategies to motivate and involve their clients/patients in educational interventions.  The department has a national reputation in all curricular areas and meets appropriate accreditation standards.  Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the national certifying exam.  They can also apply for Temple's fully accredited Master of Public Health program.

The Public Health major trains entry-level health educators to provide front line preventive health information, services, and health behaviors interventions at the community level, particularly in communities with high-risk populations.  Graduates typically work in: voluntary health agencies, public health departments, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, corporate work sites, community health organizations, family planning clinics, and managed care facilities.

Mission of the Department

The mission of the department emphasizes the principles and practices of applied social-behavioral science of health education by creating and evaluating applied interventions, programs, curricula, and policies designed to improve the health status and quality of life of individuals and communities. The department strives to contribute to the rapidly changing knowledge base in the applied social-behavioral sciences. The department’s strong service mission ensures that faculty and students are available to the communities served by Temple University; thus the department emphasizes scholarly service to regional, state, and national institutions and organizations, including schools, hospitals, and voluntary and government health agencies. Because of the pressing needs for health services in the region, coupled with our urban location, the program emphasizes public health and health education for diverse populations.

The Department of Public Health follows the requirements set forth by Temple University regarding Core Curriculum. The department has established additional core and cognate requirements for all Public Health majors.

 

Public Health Major

Freshman Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 1002/1022 College Composition 3 CO/RC
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science 3 IN
MATH   1011 College Math 3 QA
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 or 4 LA/IS
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 AR/AC/RS
Total     15-16 

Freshman Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 AR/AC/RS
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 or 4 LB/IS
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 AR/AC/RS
IH 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA
Public Health 1101 Introduction to Public Health 3  
Total      15-16   


Sophomore Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SA
IH 1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Public Health 1105 Society, Drugs & Alcohol Perspectives 3  
Public Health 2102 Environmental Health 3  
Health Related Professions 2103 Health Psychology & Human Behavior 3  
Total      16  

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 SB
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Public Health 1106 Human Sexuality 3  
Public Health 2101 Disease Prevention & Control 3  
English 2596 Writing for Business & Industry 3 WI
Total      16  

Junior Year, Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Psych/Soc 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods 3 QB
Public Health 3105 Teaching Techniques 3  
Public Health 3496 Public Health Programs 3 WI
Computer and
Information Sciences
1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
Total      16  

Junior Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 3101 Epidemiology 3  
Public Health 3102 Research Methodology 3  
Public Health 3104 Professional Seminar 3  
Public Health 3106 Teaching Health 3  
Public Health 3596 Public Health Program Administration 3 WI
Total      15  

Senior Year, Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 3103 Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals 3  
Public Health 3185 Internship I 5  
Public Health   Elective 3  
Healthcare
Management
3501 Introduction to Healthcare Management 3 IN
Elective   Elective 2  
Total      16  
Senior Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 4185 Internship II 9  
Public Health   Elective 3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Total      15  
         
Minimum Total Credits Required for Degree 124  

Transfer Student - Public Health

1st Semester Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 1101 Introduction to Public Health 3  
Public Health 1105 Society, Drugs & Alcohol Perspectives 3  
Public Health 2102 Environmental Health 3  
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Health Related Professions 2103 Health Psychology & Human Behavior 3  
Total      15  

2nd Semester Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Public Health 1106 Human Sexuality 3  
Public Health 2101 Disease Prevention & Control 3  
English 2596 Writing for Business & Industry 3 WI
Healthcare
Management
3501 Introduction to Healthcare Management 3 IN
Total      15  

3rd Semester Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 3102 Research Methodology 3  
Public Health 3104 Professional Seminar 3  
Public Health 3105 Teaching Techniques 3  
Public Health 3496 Public Health Programs 3 WI
Computer and
Information Sciences
1055 Computers and Applications 4 SB
Total      15  

4th Semester Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 3101 Epidemiology 3  
Public Health 3106 Teaching Health 3  
Public Health 3185 Internship I 5  
Public Health 3596 Public Health Program Administration 3 WI
Total       14  


5th Semester Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 3103 Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals 3  
Public Health 4185 Internship II 9  
Public Health Elective varies varies 3  
Total      15  


Minor in Public Health

Foundation Requirements        
Required 15 credits          
Department Course # Course Title Hours Sem. Co-/Prereq.
Public Health 1101 Intro to Public Health 3 F/S    
Public Health 1201 Contemporary Health Issues 3 F/S    
Public Health 2102 Environmental Health 3 F    
Public Health 3101 Epidemiology 3 S Math 1013/
Psych 1167/Soc 1167
Health Related Professions 2103 Health Psych/Human Behavior 3 F/S    
Subtotal     15      

 

Public Health and Society Electives    
Choose one of the following:    
Department Course # Course Title Hours Semester
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3 F/S
Public Health 1105 Society, Drugs & Alcohol Perspectives 3 F/S
Public Health 1106 Human Sexuality 3 F/S
Public Health 2101 Disease Prevention & Control 3 S
Subtotal     3  

 

General Public Health Electives      
Choose one of the following:      
Department Course # Course Title Hours Semester RCI
Public Health 1103 International Health 3 F/S IS
Public Health 2201 Health Communication 3 F  
Public Health 2203 AIDS & Society 3 Inter-session/Summer
Public Health 2204 Diet & Weight Management 3 S  
Public Health 2209 Violence & Injury Prevention 3 F  
Public Health 3103 Counseling Techniques 3 F/S  
Subtotal     3    
           
Total     21    

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