Community Health Education

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    Master of Science in Health Sciences with specialization in Community Health Education

    This specialization leads students to careers in leadership roles in planning, management, and evaluation of community health programs. Graduates may pursue job placements in a variety of settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, health departments, health insurance companies, health centers, senior citizens’ agencies, and substance abuse agencies. 

    Course requirements 

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
      Required Core - 18 credits   
    HLTH 605  Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety 3
    HLTH 614  Advanced Epidemiology 3
    HLTH 616  Techniques of Health Research 3
    HTLH 626  Health Care Organization 3
    HLTH 629  Health Education: Theory and Practice 3
    HLTH 660  Thesis or Department Project 3
      Restricted Electives - minimum of 6 credits   
    HTLH 604  Community Nutrition 3
    HLTH 610  Contemporary Trends in Community Mental Health 3
    HTLH 612  Community Organization for Health 3
    HLTH 621  Seminar in Comprehensive Health Planning 3
    HLTH 630  Trends and issues in Substance Abuse 3
    HLTH 638  Fiscal Management 3
    HLTH 647  Health Disparities in Diverse Populations 3

     

    Elective Courses - up to 12 credits    
    HLTH 500  Managed Health Care 3
    HLTH 501  Administration of Managed Health Care Plans 3
    HLTH 504  Adolescent Health 3
    HLTH 510  Field Study and Travel Seminar: International Health Management 3
    HLTH 603  Coordinating School & Community Health Programs 3
    HLTH 604  Community Nutrition 3
    HLTH 617  Health Administration Theory and Practice 3
    HLTH 618  Health Economics 3
    HLTH 620  Evidence Based Public Health 3
    HLTH 622  Health Personnel Management 3
    HLTH 633  Consumer Health 3
    HLTH 635  Public Health Issues of Immigration 3
    HLTH 637  Health Law 3
    HLTH 641  Methods and Curriculum in Health Education 3
    HLTH 645  Family Life and Sex Education 3
    HLTH 650  Development of Substance Awareness Programs 3
      Professional Sequence - 6 credits   
    HlTH 6091  Supervised Field Training 6

    Notes: ¹ An additional six credit residency is required for those students who do not have experience in the health field. The residency can be waived with documentation from an employer.