Degrees Offered - Health Studies (AS) | Tyler Junior College

Degrees Offered - Health Studies (AS)

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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!

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
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

Second Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311
XXXX x4xx Life & Physical Sciences Core 4

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development OR

PHED 1306 First Aid


PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health

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  

XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy & Culture Core
HIST 1301 United States History I
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

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.