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Health Studies

The Department of Health Studies offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Students may choose from among four areas of study within the BS in Health Studies degree program:

  • Community Health
  • Master’s Preparation
  • Master’s Preparation for prospective Occupational Therapy students
  • All Level Health Education Teaching Certification.

Health studies majors who select the Community Health area of study are generally interested in pursuing employment within any community health setting. Health Studies majors who select the Masters Preparation for prospective Occupational Therapy students will prepare for the same community health employment opportunities and complete the Master's of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program prerequisites.

Faculty Spotlight

Health Studies faculty raise awareness about pre-exposure anti-HIV pill

Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D., and Kristin Wiginton, Ph.D., associate professors in the TWU Department of Health Studies, have received a $129,788 grant to raise women’s knowledge and awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Read more here »

Mandy Golman, Ph.D., (Health Studies) right, and Nila Ricks, Ph.D. (Social Work) Partner in $5 Million Grant

TWU Faculty - Health Studies

"Texas Woman’s University faculty members Mandy Golman, Ph.D., [right] and Nila Ricks, Ph.D., are part of a North Texas coalition working to reduce teen pregnancy in Dallas County through a $4.9 million grant ($987,500 a year for five years) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Golman, an assistant professor of health studies, and Ricks, an assistant professor of social work, will conduct the needs assessment for the grant in five target ZIP codes in Dallas County. They also will serve as the evaluation partner on the grant, which is being awarded to several members of the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Teen Pregnancy." -TWU Press release. Read more here »

Student Spotlight

Doctoral Graduate Assistants Represent Health Studies at National Conference

The Health Studies Department was strongly represented at the American Public Health Association 2015 Conference in Chicago, with doctoral graduate assistants Elizabeth Wachira and Alejandra Quezada presenting their research projects along with Health Studies faculty. Read more here »


Undergraduate Students to Present Research Findings at Regional Conference

Undergraduate students in the department of Health Studies Mariah Lewchuk, Karen Asay, Megan Nawrocki, and Nicole Tien will have the opportunity to present their findings on Dallas teen pregnancy rates at a state conference with the Texas Society for Public Health Education (TSOPHE), a regional professional service organization formed to promote public health across Texas. Read more here »

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THECB 18 Doctoral Characteristics 

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