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Public Health Education Major, B.A., B.A.A., B.S.

B.A. degree; B.A.A. degree; B.S. degree
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The purpose of this major is to prepare students for careers in a variety of official, voluntary, community based organizations, private health agencies and hospitals. Some career possibilities include, but are not limited to: the education of the public regarding chronic and communicable disease prevention; the promotion of wellness; assessing, planning and implementing programs within communities; and organizing communities regarding health issues.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Prerequisites to be completed prior to declaring this major: Completion of at least 30 credit hours and the following courses with a grade of B-or better, plus an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. HSC 106QR, PSY 211QR or STA 282QR, ENG 101, ENG 201.

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each HSC course in the major.

Credit/no credit coursework will not count on any course on this major, except for the internship experience, HSC 599.

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.50 or higher in the major.

Students will sign an agreement of Technical Standards for the major. If a student does not meet the Admission Requirements or does not continue to meet the Retention and/or Technical Standards, he/she may be dismissed from the major. Appeals will be considered.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (52 hours)

HSC 110Introduction to Public Health

2(2-0)

HSC 203WILeadership for the Health Professions

3(3-0)

HSC 211Human Anatomy and Physiology

3(3-0)

HSC 221Public Health Theory

2(2-0)

HSC 317Community Health

3(3-0)

HSC 319Methods and Materials in Community Health Education

3(3-0)

HSC 323Community Organization Methods

3(3-0)

HSC 325Public Health Policy

3(3-0)

HSC 352Environmental Health

3(3-0)

HSC 404Epidemiology

3(3-0)

HSC 419WICommunity Health Assessment, Planning and Program Evaluation

3(3-0)

HSC 520Health Services Administration

3(3-0)

HSC 526Behavioral Health

3(3-0)

HSC 532Diversity Issues in the Health Professions

3(3-0)

HSC 538WIDevelopment of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration

3(3-0)

HSC 544Biostatistics

3(2-1)

HSC 599Internship - Public Health

6(Spec)

Electives (6 hours)

Select from the following in consultation with an advisor:

COM 369Health Communication

3(3-0)

FNS 370Nutrition

3(3-0)

HSA 341/MKT 341Services Marketing

3(3-0)

HSC 205Responding to Emergencies

2(1-2)

HSC 222Sexuality in Health Education

3(3-0)

HSC 235Psychoactive Drugs

3(3-0)

HSC 340Curriculum & Planning School Health Programs

3(3-0)

HSC 350Community Service in the Health Educators

2(2-0)

HSC 390Health and Aging

3(3-0)

HSC 411Pathophysiology

3(3-0)

HSC 418Professional Aspects of Health Education

2(2-0)

HSC 503Health Implications of Obesity

3(3-0)

HSC 523AIDS Education

1(1-0)

HSC 527Sex Education Workshop

1(Spec)

HSC 528Smoking and Health Education Workshop

1(Spec)

HSC 529Alcohol Education Workshop

1(1-0)

HSC 530Drug Abuse Workshop

1(Spec)

HSC 537Stress Reduction Workshop

1(Spec)

HSC 547Health Risk Identification and Management

3(3-0)

Total: 58 semester hours