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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication is an essential core of the human experience, and the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is central to understanding this unique phenomenon. Whether they become researchers and academics or help diagnose and treat speech and hearing disorders for people of all ages, CSD graduates are well prepared for vital careers in healthcare, research or education.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics strives to enhance population health and train the next generation of public health scholars and professionals. We focus on providing solid conceptual underpinnings for the study of health and illness as well as applied training in cutting edge methods to address today’s most challenging and meaningful problems. We aim to provide you with the skills for lifelong learning and to help you translate your knowledge into action in order to serve you well today and in the future.

Health Services Administration and Policy

Established in 2015, the growing Department of Health Services Administration and Policy is comprised of academic programs in Health Policy and Management (HPM) and Health Information/Informatics Management (HIM). Our HIM programs were founded in 1969 and are among the oldest in the region. There are 13 full-time faculty members in the department engaged in research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities with more than 200 students.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology studies physical activity and human movement, exploring their impact on health, society and quality of life. Students examine movement from the neuromechanical, physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives. The Department of Kinesiology conducts state-of-the-art research in integrative Kinesiology and trains doctoral students to become highly competent investigators capable of performing and eventually directing competitive research programs in integrative Kinesiology.

Nursing

Changes to the nation’s healthcare system demand innovative and dedicated nurses with exceptional clinical experience and a strong background in evidence-based practice, the latest technology and strong leadership abilities. The Department of Nursing prepares graduates for the practice of professional nursing through rigorous academic and clinical coursework grounded in nursing science and related biological sciences, social sciences and the arts.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists examine, evaluate and treat patients who have conditions that affect their ability to move freely and without pain. The impact of an aging population, the obesity epidemic and an increasing importance on evidence-based medicine shines a spotlight on the need for highly trained physical therapy practitioners who will develop knowledge and interventions and provide advanced treatment to improve patients’ overall well-being, no matter what physical challenges they face.

Rehabilitation Sciences

Science, technology and medical innovation have improved the lives of people who have long-term physical or psychological disabilities or are at risk of developing them. The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences is at the forefront of developing innovative academics, research and social justice programs to help those who have long-term physical or psychological disabilities have full, satisfying, active and meaningful lives.

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is an integral part of Temple's College of Public Health, sharing a home with other professions that seek healing and opportunities to bolster human capacities. The School of Social Work fulfills its mission of building social and economic justice through teaching, research and service. Our graduates tackle issues related to HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, juvenile justice, health services, hospice services, community capacity building, violence against women, organizational diversity, child welfare, teenage pregnancy, elder abuse, and poverty.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences strives to promote healthy communities and train those who excel in public health practice and research. We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in education, research and service, often in collaboration with the community. We prepare graduates for exciting career paths as community health educators, counselors and practitioners, policymakers and trailblazing researchers.