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.
The following criteria must be met for applicant to be eligible for consideration for admission to the health education program:
b. Maintenance of the 2.5 minimum grade-point average from the time of application until the semester of admission.
c. Completion of a declaration of major/minor form including the name of an assigned advisor.
d. Completion of concurrent enrollment in the following courses or equivalents (with a grade of "C" or better in coursework in health education): ENGL 101, SPCH 101, MATH 111, ENGL 201, CHEM 105, H E 200, H E 205, H E 221, HEC 239.
e. Submission of a written application to the Health Education Admissions Committee (an oral interview may be required on an individual basis in addition to the written application).Major in Health Education
The following courses are required in addition to the university general education requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree:
H E 200 Promoting Wellness 2 cr H E 221 Introduction to Health Education 2 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 g360 Healthy Lifestyle Management 3 cr H E g401* Issues in Health and Wellness 6 cr H E 430 Curriculum in Health Education 2 cr HEC 239 Nutrition 3 cr Total credits 26 cr*Choose issues classes from the following: Human Sexuality, Stress Management, Aging and Health, Substance Abuse, Death and Dying, Consumer Health, Environment Health, Human Diseases, and Mental Health.
Completion of above courses satisfies requirements for a minor. In the core and health education electives, grades lower than a "C" will not be accepted and must be repeated.
The student must present a current Red Cross First Aid Card to advisor or complete H E 205, First Aid and Safety.
Eight additional credits of electives from any of the other courses listed below or approved by the advisor must be completed.
HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr HCA 350 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 3 cr HCA g375 Health Care Law 3 cr HCA g382 Health Services Organization and Policy 3 cr HCA g383 Epidemiology 3 cr HCA g473 Marketing For Health Care Organizations 2 cr H E 211 Health Education Methods/ Elementary 2 cr H E g401 Issues in Health and Wellness 2 cr H E g420 Health Planning and Evaluation 2 cr HEC/NTD 405 Community Nutrition Issues 2 cr P E 243 Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity 2 cr