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Health Education and Promotion, B.S. (52-57.5 Credit Major)

Health education aims primarily to motivate individuals and groups in various settings to assume greater responsibility for their health by learning and adopting behaviors that promote health and prevent disease. This is a rapidly expanding field that has received added impetus from recent Federal legislation emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion as major priorities of national social policy.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in community health education. Students will be able to develop, manage, and evaluate health education and promotion programs in a variety of settings where such programs are implemented. These include public and community agencies, business and industry, hospitals, and other types of clinical facilities.

The program includes two options, one in community health and the other in community health and nutrition. Satisfactory completion of all program requirements in community health enables students to apply for certification as a Health Education Specialist, awarded by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Courses to be taken by all program majors (38 credits)

12

In Department courses: HSD 240, 266, 269, 306

18

In Health Education and Promotion: HEA 249, 267, 300, 320, 400, and 437

8

In Biological Sciences: BIO 181, 182

Option 1: Community Health (52- 53 credits)

Additional courses to be taken (14-15 credits)

14-15

In Health Education and Promotion: HEA 440, 470, plus 8-9 in HEA electives chosen in consultation with the adviser.

Option 2: Community Health and Nutrition (57.5 credits)

Additional courses to be taken (19.5 credits)

15

In Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition: DFN 120, 220, 341, 348, and 472

4.5

In Chemistry: CHE 114-115

NOTE: All students majoring in Health Education and Promotion should take PSY 166 to fulfill the Distribution Requirement in the Social Sciences.

Last modified: 3/11/2014