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College of Health Professions & Social Work
The College of Health Professions and Social Work prepares future generations of professionals through an intellectual environment that incorporates interdisciplinary collaboration, critical thinking and innovation, instilling a commitment to ethical practice and life-long learning. Exemplary research, teaching and service are informed by our engagement with professional and community (regional/national/global) partners and shape the direction of our fields.
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/internships. The college offers seven undergraduate programs that include Athletic Training, Communication Sciences, Health Information Management, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health, and Therapeutic Recreation. Students graduating with a B.S. degree from Health Information Management, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health, or Therapeutic Recreation 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.
At the graduate level, the college offers health professional programs in Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Speech-Language-Hearing, and Therapeutic Recreation. For Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language-Hearing, completion of the graduate-level degree is required for certification and licensure in the profession. Students interested in these graduate programs must first complete a baccalaureate degree in a major commensurate with their interests and skills. Their baccalaureate degree should also include coursework meeting the specific prerequisites for the professional program in which they are interested. Students are encouraged to contact the College of Health Professions and Social Work for more information and advising.
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Students may obtain further information about the procedures for undergraduate admission to the College of Health Professions and Social Work by contacting the specific program in which they are interested, the College of Health Professions and Social Work Undergraduate Advisor (215-204-2602), or the Dean’s Office (215-707-4800). Students can also visit the college’s web site at www.temple.edu/chp/
Admission to the programs in Communication Sciences, Kinesiology, Public Health, or Therapeutic Recreation
Entering undergraduates, whether they are freshmen or transfers from other institutions, are admitted to these programs by submitting an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of Temple University. Decisions are based on a review of the applicant’s academic credentials. Current Temple students may also enter these programs through intra-university transfer (IUT) within the university. All interested students should direct admission questions to the College of Health Professions and Social Work Undergraduate Advisor at 215-204-2602 or to the specific department of interest to them.
Admission to the programs in Health Information Management and Nursing
Freshmen interested in Health Information Management or Nursing are admitted to the Division of University Studies. The Division of University Studies provides advising to pre-Health Information Management and pre-Nursing students. While enrolled in the Division of University Studies, students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to ensure they are following the appropriate prerequisite requirements for the Health Information Management or Nursing programs.
Students interested in Health Information Management should meet with the pre-Health Information Management advisor in the Division of University Studies or contact the chairperson of the Health Information Management Department at 215-707-4811 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the fall of the sophomore year, students interested in admission to Health Information Management or Nursing must apply to these programs. Applications may be made prior to completing all of the prerequisites and Core/General Education courses and should be received one year prior to admission into the professional program. However, prior to starting the professional program in Nursing or Health Information Management, a student must complete all pre-professional college work, which includes the University Core or General Education Curriculum and all program prerequisites at Temple University or another university or college. The student must achieve transferable grades in all prerequisites and have a competitive grade point average (GPA) for initial consideration.
Current Temple University Students transferring to Communication Science, Kinesiology, Public Health, or Therapeutic
Students interested in transferring into Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Public Health, Speech-Language-Hearing and Therapeutic Recreation must attend a group advising session during the fall or spring semester. You should contact the College of Health Professions and Social Work Undergraduate Advisor via e-mail at email@example.com or your current academic advisor to find out dates and times for upcoming sessions. Transfer applications (IUT's) will not be processed until the student attends the group advising session. Intra-university transfer students will be notified of the decision in a letter from the dean's office. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission to any of these programs.
Current Temple University Students Applying to Nursing or Health Information Management
Students should contact the College of Health Professions and Social Work Dean's office at 215-707-4800. Students 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 Health Professions and Social Work. An acceptance letter will include the departmental required courses to be taken when applicable and semester in which study is to begin. Students will be requested to confirm their acceptance of admission with a $100.00 tuition deposit.
Admission to the Social Work Program
Please go to the School of Social Work section of this Bulletin for details about admission and program requirements.
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