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

University 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.

College Requirement

All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Major Requirements

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.  

College Requirement
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
Required Core
HIM 1101Medical Terminology3
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
SBS 2101Disease Prevention and Control3
SBS 2103Health Psychology and Human Behavior3
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
HPM 2214Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System3
KINS 4242Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior3
HRPR 3096Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare (WI)3
HRPR 3197Understanding and Applying Research in Health Professions3
Content Electives
Select from the following content electives:31
HRPR 1005
Introduction to Mindfulness
HRPR 1101
Contemporary Aspects of Disability
HRPR 1222
Introduction to Clinical Health Professions
HRPR 1444
Movement Injuries: Prevention and Care
HRPR 2106
An Introduction to Holistic Practices and Integrative Medicine
HRPR 2421
First Aid and CPR for Health and Exercise
HRPR 2442
Basic Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
HRPR 2900
Honors Special Topics
HRPR 3001
Emergency Medical Technician
HRPR 3443
Assessment of Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries in Sport
HRPR 4282
Independent Study in Health Professions
HRPR 4283
Directed Readings and Study in Health Professions
HRPR 4821
LGBTQ+ Health Through the Lifespan
ENVH 1103
International Health
EPBI 2301
Public Health Beyond Borders
EPBI 2361
Epidemiology 360: Determinants, Disease and Health-related Outcomes
EPBI 3101
Introduction to Epidemiology
EPBI 3102
Introduction to Research Methods
HIM 2215
Health Information Management IT Fundamentals
HIM 3106
KINS 2204
Motor Behavior
KINS 3202
Biomechanics of Physical Activity
GUS 3071
Health Geography
SOC 1576
Introduction to Sociology for Health Professions
SBS 2201
Health Communication
SBS 3001
Community-Based Participatory Research I
SBS 3103
Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals
KINS 2000+ choice of Kinesiology courses
Total Credit Hours69