Do you have a heart for helping others when they don't feel well? Are you curious to learn more about the human body and ways to maintain and improve it? Or are you more concerned with a person’s mental and social well-being? If any of these topics interest you, then you may want to earn a degree in Health.

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UTSA’s Health Program

A Health degree from UTSA will have you covering a broad range of health topics like emotional wellness, growth and development, principles of weight management, drugs and health. The program features academic coursework along with practical hands-on experience through a required internship. The program will prepare you to pursue health careers in city, county, state and national government health agencies, corporate wellness programs and voluntary health agencies.

Academic Information:

College

College for Health, Community & Policy

Department

Department of Public Health

Degrees Offered

Careers in Health

Top job titles for Health graduates include:

• Health Educator
• Registered Nurse
• Life Support Coordinator
• Health Counselor
• Senior Public Health Specialist

Health and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in San Antonio for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Memphis, TN, Kansas City, KS and Chicago, IL. More than 144,000 health-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Career Opportunities

Marketable Skills

Industries for Health Graduates

Health is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of health-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• General Hospitals
• National Security
• International Affairs
• Individual and Family Services
• Higher Education

Salaries for Health Graduates

The salary range for open health-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $35,321
median $44,950
top 10% $63,355

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Health Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Health graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Health may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are well organized
• You are a good planner
• You enjoy learning
• You like to think deep on theories

Scholarships Offered:

  • David P. Green Family Scholarship
    • Must be a pursuing a degree in the health profession
  • Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship for Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Student must be pursuing a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the College of Education and Human Development.
    • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
    • Student must be a permanent resident of the Foundation’s eight county service area: Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Median and Wilson.
  • Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship for Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated Program in Dietetics)
  • Must be enrolled in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics pursuing a B.S. / M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at the undergraduate level as Seniors, or as Post-Bac students or at the Master level.
  • Student must be a permanent resident of the Foundation’s eight county service area: Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Median and Wilson.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

Student Life

A Health degree from UTSA will have you covering a broad range of health topics like emotional wellness, growth and development, principles of weight management, drugs and health. The program features academic coursework along with practical hands-on experience through a required internship. The program will prepare you to pursue health careers in city, county, state and national government health agencies, corporate wellness programs and voluntary health agencies. Students studying Health may consider becoming involved in:

  • Public Health Society
  • Global Brigades – Public Health
  • HOSA: Future Health Professionals
  • Black Health Professions Organization
  • Interprofessional Health Society at UTSA
  • Student Health Action Committee
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (National Pre-Health Honor Society)
  • Medicine, Public Health, and Humanities Theme Community