Community Health Education (BS)
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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
The Community Health Education major is designed to prepare specialists skilled in designing, planning, and implementing health education programs for individuals, groups, and communities to engage in voluntary change in behavior conducive to health. Settings in which Community Health Educators are employed are:
- Hospitals and other health-care institutions in patient education programs.
- Community-based health education programs initiated by health departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, community clinics and outreach services.
- National health-related agency programs including such organizations as the American Cancer Society, The American Lung Association, The National Foundation-March of Dimes, The American Red Cross, The National Safety Council and the American Medical Association. In addition, students are prepared to enter graduate programs in health education and related fields.
Community Health Education BS
Major Discipline Requirements
|Required Major Discipline Courses||27|
|HE201||Foundations of Health and Wellness||2|
|HE224||Laboratory in Health Behavior||1|
|HE481||Organization and Administration of Health Education||3|
|BIO281||Human Structure and Function||4|
Elective Major Discipline Courses
|GERO301||Wellness and The Elderly||3|
|HE200||Basic Cardiac Life Support||1|
|HE211||Stress and Health||2|
|HE241||Sex and Sexuality||3|
|HE312||Health and Disease||3|
|HE313||Alcohol and Alcoholism||3|
|HE314||Nutrition and Health||2|
|HE317||First Aid and Safety Education||2|
|HE341||HIV/AIDS: Public Health Implications||3|
|HE342||Drug Use and Abuse||3|
|PE358||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|HE450||Practicum in Health Education||2|
Psychology ElectivesSelect two from the following
|PSY215||Human Development I: Infancy/Childhood||3|
|PSY216||Human Development II: Adolescence/Maturity||3|
|PSY283||Psychology of Death and Dying||3|
*Prospective Community Health Education majors are required to take Biology 120, which may be used toward fulfillment of the Natural Science Area requirements.
Registered nurses are exempt from Biology 281 under Group I; they are required to complete at least 8 credits under Group II.