Department of Public Health Education

Curriculum

The BS degree in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education requires 122 credits.

The Community Health Education program is designed to prepare individuals to design and implement health promotion programs in the community. The major curriculum consists of 60 credit hours: 48 credits of core courses, and 12 credits of health electives. It provides a foundational knowledge of public health principles, and strategic framework for achievement of the 7 Roles and Responsibilities of Health Education, as defined by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), through practice-based experiences.

Community Health Education (122 Credits)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Credits
Major Area Requirements
60
Required Major Area Courses
48
HEA308 – Intro to Public Health
3
HEA314 – Public Health Diseases
3
HEA315 – Epidemiology
3
HEA339 – Intro to Public Health Practice
3
HEA325 – Public Health Data Analysis
3
HEA316 – Environmental Health
3
HEA340 – Community Observation and Assessment
3
HEA366 – Community Health Interventions
3
HEA405 – Program Planning and Evaluation
3
HEA412 – Community Health Organizations
3
HEA426 – Internship Planning
3
HEA466 – Community Health Interventions II
3
HEA428 – Health Education Internship
12
HEA Electives
12
Free Electives
10
Public Health Related Courses
19
Public Health Education Core Courses
3
General Education Courses
30

Course Sequence

Students generally complete their University general education requirements and program pre-requisites in their freshman and sophomore years. The program sequence begins in the junior year, and culminates with a practice-based 400-hour internship in the spring semester of the senior year. For more information on the course sequence and the internship, please click on the links below: 

Sample Course Sequence

Practice-based Internship

To be successful in the Community Health Education concentration, students must:

  1. Remain in good academic standing (overall GPA of 2.5) or better
  2. Earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in all HEA courses

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