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Health Studies offers five focal areas within the BS in Health Studies degree program:

Community Health

Prepares students to work in a wide variety of community health settings such as:

  • worksite wellness programs
  • public health departments
  • healthcare systems, schools
  • voluntary health associations

Please review the Community Health Curriculum worksheet. 


Health Studies majors who are interested in working toward a Master's in Occupational Therapy, can complete this degree on the TWU Denton Campus in a shortened time frame. Students who maintain the application requirements are eligible to apply in their junior year of study. Admittance is not guaranteed. Pre-OT students who have been admitted into the Master's program will begin OT courses at the beginning of their senior year.

Please review the OT Prep Curriculum.  This degree worksheet is for students who will begin taking Health Studies courses during the Fall 2009 semester of after.

For information regarding the minimum GPA requirement for the Master’s in Occupational Therapy, contact:

Occupational Therapy

Graduate Prep

Prepares students who are interested in working toward a Master's or Doctorate in:

Those admitted will complete the B.S. in Health Studies degree while taking preparation courses for the Master’s program. Master’s prep tracks may be customized according to the required prerequisites of the advanced degree. 

Please review the following. All degree worksheets are for students who will begin taking Health Studies courses during the Fall 2009 semester or after:

All-Level Health Education Teaching Certification

Prepares students to teach Health Education at the elementary or secondary school level. Students who plan to earn a teaching certificate must apply for admission through the Teacher Education program.

Please review the All Level Education Curriculum Teaching Certifcation worksheet. This degree worksheet is for students who will take Health Studies courses during the Fall 2009 semester or after.

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in an applied health field
  • Official acceptance into TWU
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be accepted into and to remain in the program
  • Unofficial copy of Associate of Applied Science degree

Apply to the program

Course Prerequisites and Sequences

Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in each course's prerequisites before enrolling in that course. Prerequisites and course rotation are listed below:

Health Studies elective courses may be completed at any time during the program and in any sequence.


For specific requirements and other information, contact:

Dr. Roger Shipley

page last updated 1/28/2015 3:48 PM