Health and fitness are growing fields in today’s health-conscious society. Use our Health Studies degree to help you move forward and make an impact in health career applications including wellness, personal training, coaching, health and fitness education, occupational health and safety or recreational therapy.
Our top-notch faculty use hands-on practice and coursework to prepare you for entry into a variety of fields associated with corporate, community and educational settings in fitness and wellness. Additionally, with our degree you can continue your academic pathway to the baccalaureate and master's level to pursue a career in dietetics, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine and other related fields.
Our program is the perfect starting point for you!
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Major Courses 16 Credits
PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health I
PHED 1306 First Aid OR PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology AND KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness** OR BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I - Allied Health Emphasis PHED 1346 Drug Use & Abuse BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement.
Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60
Recommended Course Sequence:
First Semester Credit Hours MATH x3xx Math Core 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I
XXXX x4xx Life & Physical Sciences Core
XXXX x3xx Social Behavioral Science Core
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework OR
COSC 1301 Intro to Computing
3 Second Semester Credit Hours ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
3 XXXX x4xx Life & Physical Sciences Core 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development OR
PHED 1306 First Aid
PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health
3 Third Semester Credit Hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR
CHEM 1406- Introductory Chemistry I - Allied Health Emphasis OR
KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology AND KINE 1164 Intro. Physical Fitness & Wellness
GOVT 2305 Federal Government
PHED 1346 Drug Use & Abuse
3 XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy & Culture Core 3 HIST 1301 United States History I 3 Fourth Semester Credit Hours GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321 Bus & Prof Communication
XXXX x3xx Creative Arts Core
BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301 Texas History
3 Total Semester Hours 60
Δ Classes chosen in major must be different from courses used for Core requirements.
*Recommended Core Curriculum course. Other Core Curriculum courses may satisfy this requirement.