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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Health - Community Health and Preventive Services

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   Undergraduate Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Health degree provides students the opportunity to prepare for health careers in city, county, state and national government health agencies; corporate wellness programs; and voluntary health agencies. This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Health for students interested in careers in community health, public health and health promotion. 

Program Options

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Health must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

A. Degree core requirements
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2601Field-Based Skills in Community Health and Preventive Services1
HTH 2623Database Management in Community and Public Health3
HTH 3503Theories of Health Behavior3
HTH 3513Community Health3
HTH 3663Program Planning and Evaluation3
HTH 4503Human Disease and Epidemiology3
HTH 4513Consumer Health3
HTH 4543Environmental Health and Safety3
HTH 4921Capstone for Community Health and Preventive Services1
HTH 4936Internship in Health6

B. Support work
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
COM 2113Public Speaking3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

C. Designated electives
Select 15 semester credit hours of the following:15
Select at least two of the following four courses:

HTH 3303

Physical Activity and Health

HTH 3533

Drugs and Health

HTH 4523

Understanding Human Sexuality

HTH 4533

Nutrition and Health

Additional designated electives can be taken from the following courses:

HTH 2133

School Health

HTH 2513

Personal Health

HTH 3003

Survey of Drugs and Health

HTH 3013

Survey of Human Nutrition

HTH 3023

Survey of Human Sexuality

HTH 3043

Principles of Weight Management

HTH 3523

Worksite Health Promotion

HTH 3543

Growth and Development

HTH 3553

Emotional Wellness

HTH 3563

Child and Adolescent Health Promotion

HTH 4953

Special Studies in Health

MGT 3013

Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management

or MGT 4953

Special Studies in Management

D. Free electives

All candidates for this degree must complete up to 23 hours of free electives to meet the 120 hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are prepared to pursue careers in community health, public health and health promotion.

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended (previous college experience). In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

The goal of admission requirements for the Health degree is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in health education. All applicants for admission to the Health degree will be admitted to the program as pre-health students. Academic performance for declaration of the Health major will be evaluated after the following criteria have been met. To declare a Health major, a pre-health student must have:

    • completed 30 semester credit hours and be in good standing with the University
    • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of "C" or better: 
      WRC 1013
      Freshman Composition I
      WRC 1023
      Freshman Composition II
      HTH 2413
      Introduction to Community and Public Health

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare a Health major if they:

    • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
    • have completed 30 semester credit hours

A pre-health student will not be able to register for upper-division, majors-only courses at UTSA until they have completed the courses listed above with the required grade point average. A student can complete each course required for admission twice in order to reach the required grade; however, students who are not able to meet the criteria after completing the course for the second time will no longer be considered a pre-health student and their major will be changed from pre-health to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system. The student must then choose a major other than Health.

Academic advising for students seeking the degree is available in the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center.

Requirements for Admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio:


Undergraduate Catalog:



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