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Founded 1966
Peter H. Doukas, Acting Dean
College of Allied Health Professions
Health Sciences Campus
(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. Through its baccalaureate upper-level professional programs in Health Information Management, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy, 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 programs in Communication Sciences, graduates are prepared 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.

At the graduate level, the College offers entry-level health professional programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language-Hearing. Advanced graduate programs are also offered in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language-Hearing, Communication Sciences, Applied Communications and Linguistics

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For the programs in Communication Sciences, students are admitted as freshmen or are admitted at other times by transfer from other universities/colleges or by intrauniversity transfer.

For programs in Health Information Management, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy, students must successfully complete at least 55 credits of preprofessional college work at Temple University or other university/college prior to completion of two-three years of professional study at the College. Typically, freshmen are admitted to the Division of University Studies to begin the completion of their pre-professional requirements, which include the University Core Curriculum. Applications to the College of Allied Health Professions are accepted for review after satisfactory completion of 45 semester hours of pre-professional college work, usually in the third semester of preprofessional study. Admissions to these upper-level programs normally occur in September and at the junior level. For more information, please call the Office of the Dean or visit our Web Page at http/www.temple.edu/

For all of the entry-level graduate programs, students may apply to the programs in the senior year of their undergraduate study. Special cases may be considered for admission in January. Students interested in the entry-level Physical Therapy program are also admitted in September, but at the graduate level. Information about this program may be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

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. Applicants are discouraged from making arrangements with ot her sections of the University (residence, etc.) until the letter of acceptance has been received. Students will be requested to confirm their acceptance of admission with a $100.00 tuition deposit.

Individuals possessing a baccalaureate degree in other fields may be considered for admission to an undergraduate program in the College. Contact the department for further information.

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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Allied Health Early Admissions Decision (AHEAD) Program

The College of Allied Health Professions offers provisional admission to its undergraduate professional programs to outstanding freshmen entering Temple University. Health Information Management, Nursing, and the Occupational Therapy programs are part of the AHEAD program. Applicants to Temple University who are eligible for the AHEAD program must indicate on the Undergraduate application for admission that they wish to attend the College of Allied Health Professions. The AHEAD Program in allied health is open to students who have graduated from high school within the preceding five years.

Provisional admission of eligible freshmen to Health Information Management, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy is contingent upon meeting the following requirements:

AHEAD Requirements


Health Information





SAT Score




High School Rank

Top 40%

Top 40%

Top 25%

High School GPA




High School Sciences

Biology, Chemistry


Biology, Chemistry


Biology, Chemistry


High School Math

Algebra I-II, Geometry, *Trigonometry/


Algebra I-II, Geometry, *Trigonometry/


Algebra I-II, Geometry, *Trigonometry/


Maximum Number of Freshman Provisional Admits




*Students who demonstrate satisfactory completion of high school Physics and Trigonometry/Pre-calculus will receive enhanced consideration for admission to a program.

Students in the AHEAD program will receive advising directly from the program in the College of Allied Health Professions that has been indicated on application to Temple University. The academic progress of AHEAD students is assessed each semester throughout the completion of their pre-professional study. To remain in the AHEAD program students must:

  1. Achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the completion of the fall semester of the sophomore year (40 semester hours); and
  2. Complete all pre-professional requirements within two academic years following admission to Temple University as a freshman.
  3. Submit an application to the program of choice in the CAHP and fulfill all other requirements of the admission process.

Students who are admitted as freshmen to the AHEAD program and who do not achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA will receive advising by the program about strategies for enhancing their competitiveness, or selection of an alternative program. These students are still eligible to apply for admission to the allied health programs, but their applications will be considered with all other applications. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office or the Office of the Dean of the College of Allied Health Professions for further information.

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is designed to help students who are preparing for careers in Health Information Management, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The program assists students to change from high school to college to complete pre-requisite courses needed for admission to the HIM, OT and PT professional curricula. HCOP helps students prepare for the admissions process by providing workshops that acquaint those applying for admission with the procedures associated with preparing an application and completing a personal interview. The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) also provides tutoring and counseling for students enrolled in one of the professional curricula (HIM, OT and PT). These services are designed to assure timely graduation of students traditionally under-represented in the allied health professions.

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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, which 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 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.


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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The collegiate work required for admission to the College of Allied Health Professions may be completed in any accredited college or university.

Students entering Temple University at the freshman or sophomore level with an interest in the programs offered by the College of Allied Health Professions should plan a program of study which, during the first two years, will include completion of the University CORE curriculum, pre-professional requirements listed under each program and any electives so that 55 s.h. of transferable work are completed prior to admission to the college. (Exceptions are Communication Sciences and the RN-BSN Advanced Placement Program. Please see information on these programs in the department information.)

Advising during pre-professional study is offered by the Academic Resources Center in the Division of University Studies and by faculty and staff in individual programs in the College of Allied Health Programs. Students are encouraged to contact the program of their choice for advising during their freshman year of study.

The requirements are not to be construed as rigid but rather as a framework within which admission to a program of study in a selected professional discipline may be facilitated. Variations among the requirements should be well planned. Students are urged to seek early advising from the program in the College of Allied Health Professions because academic waivers are less likely to be considered as the time of application to the College of Allied Health Professions approaches.

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, 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. Temple University Core requirements. See Core Curriculum.
Basic departmental course:
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
Tricia Jones, Adviser
(215) 204-7261
Joseph Folger, 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
Aquiles Iglesias, Adviser
(215) 204-8537
Rena Krakow, Adviser
(215) 204-8407

Gary Milsark, Adviser

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.

Two specific courses outside of Communication Sciences:

Physics 0067 Acoustics 3 s.h.
Psych. 0131 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.

Gary Milsark, 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 al so 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.

Required Courses
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
Web Site: http://www.temple.edu/CAHP/HIM/

Health Information Management (HIM) is concerned with the development, implementation, maintenance, and administration of systems for the storage, retrieval, access, and release of health information. These systems involve the application of sophisticated computer technology as well as detailed knowledge of legal, regulatory, and accrediting agency requirements. The four-year program in Health Information Management combines liberal arts, basic sciences, and professional courses and allows students to combine their interests in clinical medicine, computer technology, business and human resource management. 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 practice is scheduled at selected health care institutions.

The health information professional works closely with all other health professionals to collect and disseminate the information needed to provide high-quality patient care. The multifaceted health information system is needed by different recipients: the patient, the health care professionals, the administrators, the community, and those involved in research and education.

Increased responsibilities in data quality management, computer-based information systems, quality assurance programs, systems for reimbursement, and planning have further contributed to the expanding role of the health information

management professional. There are an increasing number of positions available in hospitals, outpatient facilities, research centers, industry, and health agencies throughout the country.


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 certification examination of the American Health Information Management Association for qualification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).


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 plus the following prerequisites:

These courses must be successfully completed with a "C" or above.

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
Physical Education C100 and C101 - (Anatomy and Physiology with lab)

Strongly recommended electives

HIM 0003 Medical Terminology
Computer science, management and writing intensive electives

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.


Junior Year

1st Semester    
0103 Medical Terminology 4 s.h.
0106 Health Information Systems in Acute Care 4 s.h.
0107 Computer Applications for Health Information Processing 3 s.h.
0141 Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems 3 s.h.
0161 Principles of Management in Health Information Systems 3 s.h.
Total   17 s.h.
2nd Semester    
0105 Legal Aspects of Health Information Systems

2 s.h.


Computer Fundamentals for Health Information Processing 2 s.h.

Clinical Affiliation I

2 s.h.


Health Information Systems in Non-acute Care 3 s.h.
0207 International Classification of Disease 3 s.h.
0271 Clinical Medicine I 3 s.h.
0251 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3 s.h.
Total   18 s.h.
Senior Year    
1st Semester    
0162 Human Resource Management Health Information Systems 4 s.h.
0203 Registries and Classification Systems 2 s.h.
0209 Quality Assessment and Improvement 3 s.h.
0263 Systems Analysis in Health Information Systems 4 s.h.
0274 Clinical Medicine II 3 s.h.
W281 Clinical Affiliation II 2 s.h.
Total   18 s.h.
2nd Semester    


Current Topics in Health Information Management 3 s.h.


Management of Health Information Systems Technology 3 s.h.


Case Study in Health Information Management 3 s.h.


Clinical Affiliation III 3 s.h.


Political and Social Aspects of Health Care 2 s.h.


Information Management for Health Care Financing 3 s.h.


  17 s.h.


Jill B. Derstine, 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) 3 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 which 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.

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
0173 Nursing Practicum I 2
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
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, Chair
(215) 707-4813


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 eight to nine(deleted 3/22) 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 "Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist" of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


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 of Occupational Therapy Certification. 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 6 s.h.
0281 Clinical Field Work II 6 s.h.
0282 Professional Seminar III 2 s.h.
0283 (deleted) Clinical Field Work III 4 s.h.
Total   16 s.h.


The degree in Physical Therapy is offered through a a three year graduate program which culminates in a Master of Physical Therapy Degree (MPT). Individuals interested in applying to this program need to complete:

  • a baccalaureate degree*;
  • the prerequisite courses for the physical therapy program.
  • *Exceptional students may apply for admission at the conclusion of their junior year. The baccalaureate degree would then be given at the end of successful completion of the first year of the MPT program. In order to apply for early admission, the student must have chosen a major which has a curriculum that allows for completion of all necessary courses for the major, all necessary physical therapy prerequisites, all University Core requirements, and recognizes MPT courses for completion of degree requirements. The following majors currently offer such curricula: Exercise Science of the Department of Physical Education, Health Education, Human Biology in the Department of Anthropology, or Psychology. Undergraduate students in the Physical Therapy program must abide by all Graduate School requirements.

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

    English Composition
    Intensive Writing Course
    Introductory Psychology
    A second Psychology
    Mathematics (Trigonometry or higher level)
    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
    Introductory Sociology
    A second Sociology or Behavioral Science course
    Statistics, which includes hypothesis testing, offered in a social science or education department

    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.

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    Peter H. Doukas, Acting Dean
    Donna Weiss, Acting Assistant Dean
    Vickie Sierchio, 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, MA, Temple University



    Joan G. Liebler, M.P.A., R.R.A., Temple University.


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


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


    Linda L. Bergen, M.Ed., RHIA
    Karen Czirr, M.S., RHIA
    Marie Gardenier, M.B.A., RHIA
    Stephanie M. Hettel, M.S.H.A., RHIA
    Deborah K. Hildebrandt, M.B.A., RHIA, C.C.S.
    Karen McBride, RHIA
    Vickie Sierchio, M.S., RHIA


    Jill B. Derstine, RN., Ed.D, Chair, Temple University
    Nancy Rothman, RN, 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.
    Kathleen Black, RN, M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
    Carol Dakin, R.N., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
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