Health Studies BS Degree
Pursue Broad-Based Study for a Dynamic Health Care Career
Complete a health studies bachelor’s degree program at The University of Texas at Tyler to master myriad health-related topics to prepare for graduate studies or for jobs in an ever-growing field.
- Study in outstanding facilities: The 127,000-square-foot Louise Herrington Patriot Center featuring computer labs, classrooms, sports facilities and a therapeutic exercise pool.
- Get a sound foundation for health-related positions in the public and private sectors, and in clinical and non-clinical settings.
UT Tyler health studies graduates are employed by such companies and institutions as: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Medicare facilities, state health departments, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), American Cancer Society, and a range of insurance companies, hospitals and fitness centers.
Bachelor’s in Health Studies: Practical. Research-Based.
- Complete research-focused projects to enhance your learning while working side-by-side with college faculty experts.
- Get valuable real world experience through an internship in a local community organization.
- Select one of four study tracks to match your educational and career goals: business entrepreneurial; health communications and journalism; community and public health; or post-graduate health professions.
- Explore a wide range of health-related topics such as diseases and their causes, risk factors and prevention; the system of health care delivery in the United States; and health promotion and education.
Career Outlook for Health Studies
This broad field can lead to a range of career possibilities, including employment in a government office focusing on Medicare, working in a state health department, practicing in a clinical setting, or joining such nonprofit organizations as the American Red Cross, National Stroke Association or other specialized groups.
For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Healthcare Occupations.
Marketable Skills for Health Studies Majors
For information about skills related to health studies that are most sought after by today's employers, visit Marketable Skills for the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
Health Science Courses: Insightful. In-depth.
Study the effects of various aspects of behavior on health, including disease risks and prognosis in selected disease states. Examine behavioral alternatives in relation to promoting health.
Explore ethical considerations encountered in health and kinesiology, emphasizing a case-study approach.
Nutrition in Health and Performance
Learn about basic nutrition and the role of nutrition in health across the life cycle.
More about UT Tyler’s health studies program of study.