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Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate

A World of Possibilities

Tammy Baker

“I’m a Tyler/Lindale native, but in the early '90s, my husband, Dr. John Baker, and I moved to Austin for his practice. It was my desire to attend college in Tyler that brought us back to East Texas in 2004. In addition to going to UT Tyler, I worked in my husband’s clinic, even remodeling an office space and overseeing the move into it. To say it was challenging to work and attend the university is an understatement!

“I’m so glad I completed the health studies program at UT Tyler. The caring, committed professors helped me look at patients in a different, deeper way and provide a higher level of service. Today, I am general manager of the Baker Chiropractic Clinic. I run the business, take patient histories, handle insurance and assist my husband in every way I can. I know I am providing even better service to patients because I attended the health studies program at UT Tyler.”

Tammy Baker, Lindale, TX
BS Health Studies, 2010

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For more information, check out the Department Health and Kinesiology .

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.

Find out more about the health studies BS degree

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.

Learn more about the UT Tyler health and kinesiology faculty

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.

More about UT Tyler’s health studies program of study

Also see The University of Texas at Tyler’s master’s degree in health sciences

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.

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