These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.
Summary of Requirements
All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
All University GenEd courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- in order to count toward graduation; however, students are encouraged to aim for the B grade or higher to improve their chances for successful admission to their graduate program of choice. It should be noted that the Department of Kinesiology requires KINS 1223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and KINS 1224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II to fulfill the GenEd Science & Technology requirement. Further note that KINS 1223 and KINS 1224 are required prerequisites for admission to the majority of health related graduate programs, and students are encouraged to earn a B or better in those classes.
All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses for this major are HRPR 3096 and HRPR 3197.
All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.
All program courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. However, if a student wants to be successful when applying for a graduate program in the health related fields, it is recommended that all program courses be completed with a minimum grade of B. This is especially important for the core courses and required prerequisites.
It should also be noted that some electives are 3 credits and others are 4 credits. In planning the course of study, the student needs to be mindful of the 120-credit requirement for graduation when choosing electives. It is expected the student will work with his/her advisor to ensure the 120 credits are reached and timely completion of the BA in Health Studies program is on track.
|Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play
|Introduction to Psychology
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|Disease Prevention and Control
|Health Psychology and Human Behavior
|Biostatistics and Public Health
|Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System
|Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior
|Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare (WI)
|Understanding and Applying Research in Health Professions
|Select from the following content electives:
|Introduction to Mindfulness
|Contemporary Aspects of Disability
|Introduction to Clinical Health Professions
|Movement Injuries: Prevention and Care
|An Introduction to Holistic Practices and Integrative Medicine
|First Aid and CPR for Health and Exercise
|Basic Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
|Honors Special Topics
|Emergency Medical Technician
|Assessment of Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries in Sport
|Independent Study in Health Professions
|Directed Readings and Study in Health Professions
|LGBTQ+ Health Through the Lifespan
|Public Health Beyond Borders
|Epidemiology 360: Determinants, Disease and Health-related Outcomes
|Introduction to Epidemiology
|Introduction to Research Methods
|Health Information Management IT Fundamentals
|Biomechanics of Physical Activity
|Introduction to Sociology for Health Professions
|Community-Based Participatory Research I
|Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals
KINS 2000+ choice of Kinesiology courses
|Total Credit Hours