Apr 25, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Health Sciences


Ronald De Vera Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA, Dean

Health Sciences Building, Suite 433

(615) 963-5924

General Statement

The College of Health Sciences was established in 1974 as the School of Allied Health Professions. The mission of Tennessee State University’s College of Health Science is to promote academic quality and student success by preparing tomorrow’s health leaders through professional programs, interdisciplinary collaboration, clinical and applied research, scholarly inquiry, evidence-based practice, practitioner engagement, and community service. Program offerings in the College include Cardiorespiratory Care, Dental Hygiene, Health Care Administration and Planning, Health Sciences, Health Information Management, Human Performance & Sports Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.

 

The Goals of the College of Health Sciences are:

  1. To develop and implement educational programs designed to graduate health practitioners and educators based on employment demands and the availability of resources.
  2. To recruit students interested in health careers  to programs offered in the college and provide these students with career counseling, academic advisement, and tutoring designed to assist them in achieving career goals.
  3. To maintain full accreditation by appropriate agencies for all accreditable programs offered by the college.
  4. To recruit and retain faculty capable of making significant contributions to student learning; basic and applied research efforts; and professional service.
  5. To encourage and promote the development of professional partnerships, community service, and health care delivery.
  6. To identify and develop the talents of students whose prior educational and cultural experiences have prevented them from matriculating and completing allied health careers​
Values of the College of Health Sciences

We display interest in each other and in you; we maintain ethical practices and conduct all matters with integrity, courtesy and dependency; we embrace learning, working and service; and will carry out our responsibilities to you by being prepared to give our best.

 

Admission/Retention Requirements: The College of Health Sciences offers programs in eight undergraduate health-related fields (Cardiorespiratory Care, Dental Hygiene, Health Care Administration & Planning, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, Human Performance & Sport Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health) and six graduate fields (See Graduate Catalog for information on master’s degree programs in Human Performance & Sports Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, and Speech & Hearing Science, and the doctorate in Physical Therapy.) The undergraduate programs require completion of a pre-professional curriculum as a prerequisite for admission to the professional/clinical level of the program. Admission to a professional program is a competitive process separate from the University’s admissions process. Completion of the prerequisites for any health sciences program does not ensure acceptance into that program.

Admission and retention policies for each program are found under departmental headings.

Dental Hygiene

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Programs

Associate of Applied Science

Bachelor of Science

Department of Respiratory Care & Health Information

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Department of Public Health, Health Administration and Health Sciences (PHHANS)

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Minor

School of Nursing

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Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing