The undergraduate program in health education is designed to prepare students to teach preventive health strategies. More specifically, they learn to assess, plan, implement, deliver, and evaluate health promotion programs that facilitate the voluntary adoption of actions which are conducive to the health of individuals, groups, or communities. To earn a degree, each student must complete the core requirements listed below, and then she/he may choose courses which prepare for practice in either the public school setting or the community/worksite setting.
Major in Health Education
The following courses are required in addition to professional education and general requirements for the B.S. degree:
H E 205 First Aid and Safety 2 cr H E 221 Introduction to Health Education 2 cr HEC 239 Nutrition 3 cr H E 332 Community and Public Health 2 cr H E 339 Methods of Teaching Health 3 cr H E 340 Fitness and Wellness Programs 3 cr H E 401 Issues in Health and Wellness 6 cr H E 430 Organization & Curriculum in Health Education 3 cr Total credits 24 cr
(completion of above courses satisfies requirements for a minor)
Plus 10 credits of electives from any of the other courses listed below or approved by the advisor:
H E 200 Promoting Wellness 2 cr H E 211 Health Methods/Elementary 2 cr NTD 340 Therapeutic Dietetics 2 cr P E 301 Physiology of Activity 3 cr P E 302 Human Kinesiology 3 cr NTD 405 Community Nutrition in the Life Cycle 2 cr NTD 461 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr HCA 375 Health Care Law 3 cr HCA 383 Epidemiology 3 cr HCA 473 Marketing For Health Care Organizations 2 cr and other H E 401 Issues in Health Education courses (1-2 cr each)