Bachelor of Science in Health Professions

The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions at Temple’s College of Public Health is designed for students committed to pursuing careers in many of the health professions, including athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy and more. Students interested in careers in medicine or dentistry should explore programs in the College of Science and Technology. 

This innovative degree program offers an interdisciplinary education across departments in the College of Public Health, providing students with better preparation for careers in healthcare and making them more competitive for admission to advanced professional programs in a range of clinical fields.

Courses drawn from several disciplines give students comprehensive exposure to the healthcare field and reinforce the team approach widely used in healthcare today. Core courses provide students with the prerequisites they need for acceptance into professional clinical programs, and electives enable students to tailor their degrees in order to best prepare for their careers. Academic advisors and faculty guide students in these choices.

Temple’s Health Professions BS gives students additional background in areas such as cultural competency, health behaviors and medical terminology.

What sets apart our Bachelor of Science in Health Professions?

  • A unique program: Our Health Professions BS is the only undergraduate program in the region that is specifically designed to prepare students for professional programs in healthcare.
  • An innovative curriculum: You will take core courses from across the College of Public Health—giving you an interdisciplinary education that is invaluable in preparing to work as part of a healthcare team.
  • Opportunities to customize your degree: Students can tailor the program around their career goals and select courses that will make them most competitive when applying to professional programs.

Program Format

Students complete 120 credits, including 35 credits of core courses in the College of Public Health, 34 credits in math and science courses, and 21 credits of elective courses that prepare you for the professional program to which you plan to apply.

See a full list of program courses.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $21,816.00 per year
Out-of-state: $37,896.00 per year


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