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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Public Health - Promotion and Behavioral Science

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   Undergraduate Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health is offered with an interdisciplinary curriculum designed for students who are interested in gaining knowledge and developing skills needed in a variety of health care related areas, including biostatistics, environmental science, health and public administration, epidemiology, and health behavior. The degree requirements consist of the university core curriculum, major core requirements, elective courses in areas of specializations, a foreign language, and an internship. The major core is multidisciplinary introducing students to the fundamental subjects and the essential knowledge necessary for working in any field related to public health. The elective courses allow students to concentrate in one of the areas of specialization.



Program Options

The degree program is offered in two concentrations: (1) Epidemiology and Disease Control and (2) Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. The Epidemiology and Disease Control concentration is offered by the Department of Sociology of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and the Health Promotion and Behavioral Science concentration is offered by the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition of the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).  Bachelor of Science in Public Health majors will be advised by the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center.


The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.




Career Opportunities

The degree program prepares students for health care related careers in government, private, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, graduates of this program will be competent in pursuing graduate studies in a variety of academic fields, including public health, allied health, public policy, nutrition, business, and law. It can also provide students with a pathway to advanced studies in medicine or dentistry if the students use the electives to fulfill the additional admission requirements for medical and dental schools.

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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:


Students must meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements.

For assistance with individual concentrations, please consult with department/college for that concentration.  The Epidemiology and Disease Control concentration is offered by the Department of Sociology of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and the Health Promotion and Behavioral Science concentration is offered by the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition of the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).  Bachelor of Science in Public Health majors will be advised by the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center.


UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
For assistance with Admission Requirements, please contact the Admissions/Enrollment Office or the COEHD Advising Office (Listed Under Contacts)




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