Community Health Education (BS)

Health and Physical Education
HEGIS Number: 0837

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The Community Health Education program is designed to prepare the student to be a specialist skilled in planning and implementing programs that enhance health awareness. This multidisciplinary program facilitates the involvement of individuals, communities, and community-based organizations to promote well-being, improved health status and positive health behaviors.

The Community Health Education program's goal - to prepare health education specialists - is implemented through the program's curriculum and internship experiences which evidence the standards of the American Association of Health Education (AAHE) and National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). These standards and competencies address content, assessment needs, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs, educational strategies, being a resource person, and communication and advocacy.

Effective Fall 2014  

Community Health Education BS


Major Discipline Requirements

I. Required Major Discipline Courses 27 
HE201 Foundations of Health and Wellness 
HE219 Health Services 
HE223 Health Behavior 
HE224 Laboratory in Health Behavior 
HE321 Health Counseling 
HE331 Program Planning 
HE471 Field Work 
HE472 Field Work 
HE473 Field Work 
HE474 Field Work 
HE481 Organization and Administration of Health Education 
BIO281 Human Structure and Function 

II. Elective Major Discipline Courses

GERO301 Wellness and The Elderly 
HE200 Basic Cardiac Life Support 
HE211 Stress and Health 
HE241 Sex and Sexuality 
HE312 Health and Disease 
HE313 Alcohol and Alcoholism 
HE314 Nutrition and Health 
HE315 Consumer Health 
HE316 Family Health 
HE317 First Aid and Safety Education 
HE341 HIV/AIDS: Public Health Implications 
HE342 Drug Use and Abuse 
PE358 Physiology of Exercise 
HE365 Research in Health and Physical Education 
HE420 Alcoholism Counseling 
HE450 Practicum in Health Education 
HE452 Cardiovascular Fitness 
PH201 History & Principles of Public Health 
PH210 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 
PH285 Health Equity & Cultural Responsiveness 
PH320 Applied Biostatistics in Public Health 

III. Psychology Electives

Select two from the following
PSY215 Human Development I: Infancy/Childhood 
PSY216 Human Development II: Adolescence/Maturity 
PSY283 Psychology of Death and Dying 
PSY332 Social Psychology 
PSY338 Abnormal Psychology 

*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.

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