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.
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Health Studies Faculty: Student-Focused. Recognized Experts.
- Learn from faculty experts with real world experience working with food-borne illnesses, cluster and outbreak investigations and bioterrorism emergency response.
- Be individually mentored by Department of Health and Kinesiology faculty who are dedicated to developing successful future professionals.
- Professors are widely published on topics ranging from health issues for Latino AIDS immigrants in the Western Gulf States to studying health and nutrition for young children.
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Health Science Courses: Insightful. In-depth.
Behavioral Health – Study the effects of various aspects of behavior on health, including effects on disease risks and prognosis in selected disease states, and study behavioral alternatives in relation to promotion of health of the individual.
Ethics – 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.
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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.