Community Health Education (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Health and Physical Education
HEGIS Number: 0837

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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 reflect 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.

Community Health Education BS


Major Discipline Requirements

I. Required Major Discipline Courses27 
HE201Foundations of Health and Wellness 
HE219Health Services 
HE223Health Behavior 
HE224Laboratory in Health Behavior 
HE321Health Counseling 
HE331Program Planning 
HE471Field Work 
HE472Field Work 
HE473Field Work 
HE474Field Work 
HE481Organization and Administration of Health Education 
BIO281Human Structure and Function 

II. Elective Major Discipline Courses

Please choose twelve (12) credits from among the following:
GERO301Wellness and The Elderly 
HE200Basic Cardiac Life Support 
HE211Stress and Health 
HE241Sex and Sexuality 
HE312Health and Disease 
HE313Alcohol and Alcoholism 
HE314Nutrition and Health 
HE315Consumer Health 
HE316Family Health 
HE317First Aid and Safety Education 
HE341HIV/AIDS: Public Health Implications 
HE342Drug Use and Abuse 
PE358Physiology of Exercise 
HE365Research in Health and Physical Education 
HE420Alcoholism Counseling 
HE450Practicum in Health Education 
HE452Cardiovascular Fitness 
PH201History & Principles of Public Health 
PH210Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 
PH215Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health 
PH225Principles & Practices of Health Behavior Change 
PH285Health Equity & Cultural Responsiveness 
PH320Applied Biostatistics in Public Health 
PH330Public Health Policy & Management 
PH340Environmental & Occupational Health 

III. Psychology Electives

Please choose six (6) credits from among the following:
PSY215Human Development I: Infancy/Childhood 
PSY216Human Development II: Adolescence/Maturity 
PSY283Psychology of Death and Dying 
PSY332Social Psychology 
PSY338Abnormal 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.

All students must adhere to York College's academic policies related to GPA, retention, and progression.