BS in Health - Community Health and Preventive Services
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. The degree requires both academic coursework and practical experience via an internship and helps to prepare students for admission to graduate programs in public health and health promotion. Students interested in pursuing a major or minor in Health are required to consult with their academic advisor.
Core Curriculum Requirements
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Health must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.
STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy one of the Life & Physical Sciences core requirements. HTH 2413 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. COM 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in the Component Area Option.
All candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements.
A. Degree core requirements
HTH 2413 Introduction to Community and Public Health
HTH 2601 Field-Based Skills in Community Health and Preventive Services
HTH 2623 Applied Technology for Research and Health Education
HTH 3503 Theories of Health Behavior
HTH 3513 Community Health
HTH 3663 Program Planning and Evaluation
HTH 4503 Human Disease and Epidemiology
HTH 4513 Consumer Health
HTH 4543 Environmental Health and Safety
HTH 4921 Capstone for Community Health and Preventive Services
HTH 4936 Internship in Health
B. Support Work
BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I
BIO 2083 Human Anatomy
BIO 2091 Human Anatomy Laboratory
BIO 2103 Human Physiology
BIO 2111 Human Physiology Laboratory
COM 2113 Public Speaking
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications
STA 1053 Basic Statistics
C. Designated electives: 15 semester credit hours of the following:
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 a minimum of 11 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.
Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are prepared to pursue careers in community health, public health and health promotion.
How much will you make? Will there be jobs when you graduate? How much will you owe after graduation?
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:
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:
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.
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.
Undergraduate Financial Assistance
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)
For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:
Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
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