Building a Healthy Temple

Building a Healthy Temple Program at UTSA

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The Building a Healthy Temple Program (BHT) is offered through the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and aims to make available free programming dedicated to obesity-related chronic disease prevention to partnering churches throughout San Antonio. BHT has partnered with San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) to offer diabetes self-management education to individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus in faith-based communities. The Building a Healthy Temple Diabetes Self-Management Support Program (BHT DSMS), an extension of BHT, is a research program that incorporates the 6 week Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program plus additional health education materials (DSMP+). The program is funded through the American Diabetes Association.

Languages Offered:

English, Spanish

Time(s) of Day Offered:

Daytime, Evening, Weekday, Weekend

Program Setting:


Service Area(s):

Downtown, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West

Target Age(s):

  • Adults (21-55)

Diabetes Focus:

  • Type 2 Diabetes


  • Diabetes 101
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise for Strength and Energy
  • Controlling Diabetes Symptoms
  • Setting Goals
  • Dealing with Negative Emotions
  • Weight Management

Program Type/Format:

  • Group Education Series
  • Group Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME Series)


  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A1c


One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249





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