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College of Health Professions & Social Work

Founded 1966

Michael R. Sitler, EdD, Interim Dean
College of Health Professions and Social Work
Health Sciences Campus
3307 N. Broad Street

Vision Statement

Mission Statement



Vision Statement

The College of Health Professions and Social Work aspires to be a global leader in the discovery, dissemination and integration of health and social welfare related research, practice and teaching.  Our diverse population of students and highly recognized faculty seek to enhance the quality of life for all.

Mission Statement

The College of Health Professions and Social Work prepares future generations of professionals through discovery, ethical practice and lifelong learning. 

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 theory, laboratory practice, and clinical fieldwork/internships. The college offers undergraduate programs that include Athletic Training, Health Information Management, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Nursing, Public Health, Speech, Language & Hearing Science, Therapeutic Recreation and Social Work.  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. 


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Those seeking undergraduate admission to the programs in the College of Health Professions and Social Work must apply through Temple's Undergraduate Admissions office (www.temple.edu/undergrad/). Prospective students may obtain further information about the procedures for undergraduate admission by contacting the specific program in which they are interested. The phone number for the College of Health Professions and Social Work Office of Enrollment and Student Services is 215-707-4800. Students can also visit the college's web site at http://chpsw.temple.edu or send an e-mail to OESS1@temple.edu.


Admission to Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Public Health, Social Work, Speech, Language & Hearing, Therapeutic Recreation

Entering undergraduates, whether freshmen or transfers from other institutions, are admitted to these programs by submitting an application to Temple University's Undergraduate Admissions office. Decisions are based on a review of the applicant's academic credentials. Current Temple students may also enter these programs by applying for a change of program within the university.  Interested students should direct admission questions to the Office of Enrollment and Student Services at 215-707-4800 or to the specific department of interest to them. Current Temple students interested in transfer to one of these majors should review the relevant section below, which describes the required change of major sessions. 


Admission to the Nursing Program

Temple's BSN program is a four-year program enabling students to begin fieldwork experience during their first year. The BSN program provides three entry options depending on students' background and education. There is a freshman option for highly-qualified high school graduates. Space permitting, the BSN program accepts a limited number of transfer students from current Temple students or from external applicants enrolled in another college or university. Internal transfer admission decisions are highly competitive and made on a space available basis. This transfer option requires students to begin the nursing program as a first-year nursing student. Students admitted via this option will spend eight semesters in Temple's BSN program entering the program in the fall semester. This option is recommended for Temple students with less than 30 college credits. For more information about admission to Temple's BSN program visit http://chpsw.temple.edu/nursing/academic-programs/bs-nursing-program/admissions.


Admission to the Health Information Management Program

Freshmen can apply directly to Pre-Health Information Management within the College of Health Professions and Social Work. Students following this path should pay careful attention to the requirements and meet with their academic advisor.

During the fall of the sophomore year, students interested in admission to Health Information Management must apply to the program. Applications may be made prior to completing all of the prerequisites and General Education courses and should be received one year prior to admission into the professional program.  However, prior to starting the professional program in Health Information Management, a student must complete all pre-professional college work, which includes the University General Education (GenEd) 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 Students transferring to Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Public Health, Speech, Language & Hearing Science, Social Work, or Therapeutic Recreation

Students interested in transferring into Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Public Health, Social Work, Speech, Language & Hearing Science, or Therapeutic Recreation must attend a Change of Program session. These are listed on the College of Health Professions and Social Work web site under Student Advising (http://chpsw.temple.edu/chpsw/students/student-advising). Applications will not be processed until the student attends the required Change of Program session. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission to any of these programs.


Current Temple University Students Applying to Health Information Management

Temple students who want to learn more about the program can contact the Health Information Management Advisor at 215-204-2037.  Those ready to apply to the program should contact the Health Information Management Department at 215-707-4811 or via e-mail at hlthinfo@temple.edu. Students must send the application and a $15.00 application fee to the Health Information Management Department and must comply with all admission requirements of the 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 the semester in which study is to begin. Students will be requested to confirm their acceptance of admission with a $100.00 tuition deposit.


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