Public Health Education

Public Health Education

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES WITH SPECIALIZATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION

Completion of this major prepares one to assume an entry-level position as a health educator, health educator with a specialty (e.g., AIDS educator), health planner, or health counselor. The Public Health Education program offers opportunities for students to conduct community needs assessments, organize communities to bring about change, plan, implement and evaluate health programs. Continued study may include a master’s degree in public health, health education or community health. 

All seniors must take the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam prior to graduation.

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Course requirements:  

Course

Course Title

Credits

INCOMING

Take in the 1st or 2nd semester

 

HLTH 201

Seminar in Health Sciences

1

HLTH 203

Cultural Aspects of Health

3

HLTH 210

Introduction to Public Health

3

HLTH 211* 

Consumer Health

3

HLTH 220

Human Disease

3

INTERMEDIATE

 

 

HLTH 301* 

Health Counseling

3

HLTH 303*

Environmental Health

3

HTLH 304*        

Biostatistics

3

HLTH 402* Principles and Techniques of Health Education 3

ADVANCED

 

 

HLTH 405*        

Health Planning

3

HLTH 425* 

Epidemiology

3

HLTH 434* 

School and Community Health Programs

3

HLTH 435*
or
HLTH 1435*

Field Internship in Community Health

8
or
4

HLTH 450 Community Health Research  

Electives 

 minimum of 15 credits from the following 

 

HLTH 205

Public Health Aspects of Nutrition

3

HLTH 206

Substance Abuse

3

HLTH 207

Human Sexuality

3

HLTH 300

Women and Health

3

HTLH 302

Mental Health

 

HLTH 305

Safety Education and First Aid

3

HLTH 310

Public Health Aspects of Immigration

3

HLTH 430

Health Sciences Field Study

3

* requires a prerequisite course, see course description for more information.

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