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Department of Public Health Education
437 Health and Human Performance Building

Health Education Major (BS)Community Health Education ConcentrationSchool Health Education ConcentrationHealth Education Second MajorHealth Studies MinorHealth Education Courses

 
Keith A. Howell, Professor and Head of Department
Professor Gruchow; Associate Professors Bibeau, Conley, King, Lawrance; Assistant Professors Lovelace, Smith; Lecturer Durward; Adjunct Lecturer Pavik

The mission of the Department of Public Health Education is to promote the health of human populations through activities organized to affect the learning, decision-making and capacity of individuals, groups, and communities. In collaboration with Piedmont Triad community organizations, the Department prepares professional health educators and advances public health practice and knowledge.

Increasing national interest in health and health promotion attracts students to the undergraduate degree program in Public Health Education, with concentrations available in Community Health Education and School Health Education. Both concentrations provide field experiences in public and private agencies as a part of the professional studies program. Graduates have found career paths open to them in public health departments, schools, and various health and human services agencies. The student who wishes to declare a Health Education major should consult with the Department Undergraduate Program Director, to be assigned an advisor and receive information about required course schedules and sequences.

 

Health Education Major (Bachelor of Science)

Required:

Community Health Education Concentration
124 semester hours

School Health Education Concentration
124 to 127 semester hours
(depending on Second Area of Concentration)

 

Community Health Education Concentration (124 semester hours)

Students in this concentration are prepared to design and implement health promotion programs in the community. Graduates have found careers in national, state, and local health agencies, health and human services organizations, and business and industry.

Admission to the Professional Program

  • Completion of at least 12 semester hours at UNCG
  • At least 2.2 grade point average upon completion of 60 credit hours.

Admission to Senior Practicum Course (HEA 428)

  • Admission to the Professional Program
  • Completion of all early field experience requirements (HEA 340 and 345)
  • At least 2.2 grade point average (overall)
  • A grade of "C" or better in all required Health courses

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (46 semester hours)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements. Specific area requirements are indicated below.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3
  3. Fine Arts (FA), 3
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3
  5. Mathematics (MT), 3 sh
    Required: STA 108
  6. Natural Science (NS), 7 sh
    Required: BIO 111 and one other NS course
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 sh
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 sh
  9. Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101, and ENG 102
  10. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 sh
    Required: PSC 210 and SOC 232 or SWK 311
  11. World Literature (WL,) 3 sh
  12. AULER Electives, 6 sh
    Required: CST 341 and HEA 201

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Health Education Requirements (47 semester hours)

  • HEA 315, 320, 327, 340, 345, 380, 405, 425, 428, 467
  • Four of the following courses, with at least three from HEA: HEA 260, 310, 330, 331, 333, 341, 347, 369, 450; ECO 390; ESS 220, 375; FNS 213

Related Area Requirements (7 semester hours)

  • BIO 277
  • ISM 110

Free Electives (24 semester hours)

Sufficient to complete total semester hours required for degree and concentration chosen.

 

School Health Education Concentration (124-127 semester hours)

Students in this concentration are prepared for teaching grades K-12 in public and private schools, and school-related positions with selected community agencies. Admission into the UNCG Teacher Education program is required. See "Teacher Education Programs", Part 7.

Admission to the Professional Program

  • Completion of at least 12 semester hours at UNCG
  • At least 2.2 grade point average upon completion of 60 credit hours.

Health Education Requirements (31 semester hours)

HEA 260, 310, 320, 331, 341, 342, 345, 369, 380, 425, 467

Student Teaching Requirements (12 semester hours)

HEA 461, 462, 463, 464

Admission to Student Teaching Courses (HEA 461, 462)

  • Admission to Teacher Education Program
  • Completion of all Teacher Education requirements
  • Minimum 2.5 grade point average (overall)
  • A grade of "C" or better in all required Health courses

Licensure Requirements (8-9 semester hours)

CUI 450, and 470 or 517; ELC 381

 

Second Area of Concentration

All students majoring in Health Education with a concentration in School Health Education are required to complete another approved major or a second major or a concentration consisting of a minimum of 24 semester hours in a basic academic discipline. Depending on the academic discipline selected, a maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward the all-university liberal education requirement and this requirement. All students who entered the University in Fall 1989 or later as freshmen are subject to this requirement.

 

Biology Second Area of Concentration
for School Health Majors

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (47 semester hours)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements. Specific area requirements are indicated below.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE) ,3 sh
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3 sh
  3. Fine Arts (FA), 3 sh
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3 sh
  5. Mathematics (MT), 3 sh
    Required: STA 108
  6. Natural Science (NS), 8 sh
    Required: BIO 111* and 112*
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 sh
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 sh
    Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101 and CST 341
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 sh
    Required: PSY 121, SOC 211
  10. World Literature (WL), 3 sh
  11. AULER Electives, 6 sh
    Required: FNS 213 and HEA 201

* AULER courses included in "Second Area of Concentration"

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Related Area Requirements (13 semester hours)

  • BIO 277**
  • CUI 390
  • Two of the following from different departments: HDF 212; HEA 333, 347; PSC 210, 323; SOC 232 or PSY 260

** Contributes to "Second Area of Concentration" requirement

Additional "Second Area of Concentration" Requirements (12-14 semester hours)

  • BIO 271 or 280, 301, and 392
  • One of the following: BIO 322, 341, 354, 355, or 370

 

History Second Area of Concentration Requirements
for School Health Majors

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (46 semester hours)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements. Specific area requirements are indicated below.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 sh
    Required: HIS 311*
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3 sh
  3. Fine Arts (FA), 3 sh
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3 sh
    Required: HIS 211* or 212*
  5. Mathematics (MT), 3 sh
    Required: STA 108
  6. Natural Science (NS), 8 sh
    Required: BIO 111 and FNS 213
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 sh
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 sh
    Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101 and CST 341
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 sh
    Required: PSY 121, SOC 211
  10. World Literature (WL), 3 sh
  11. AULER Electives, 6 sh
    Required: HEA 201 and one other

* AULER courses included in "Second Area of Concentration"

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Related Area Requirements (10 semester hours)

  • BIO 277
  • CUI 390
  • One of the following: HDF 212; HEA 333, 347; PSC 210, 323; SOC 232 or PSY 260

** Contributes to "Second Area of Concentration" requirement

Additional "Second Area of Concentration" Requirements (18 semester hours)

  • The History Department divides its undergraduates offerings into three groups: Western Europe, United States, and the Wider World. A student must take at least 6 semester hours from each of these three groups:
    - Six hours of HIS courses at the 200 level
    - Six hours of HIS courses at the 300 level
    - Six hours of HIS courses at the 500 level

 

Psychology Second Area of Concentration Requirements
for School Health Majors

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (46 semester hours)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements. Specific area requirements are indicated below.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 sh
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3 sh
  3. Fine Arts (FA),3 sh
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3 sh
  5. Mathematics (MT), 3 sh
    Required: STA 108
  6. Natural Science (NS), 8 sh
    Required: BIO 111 and FNS 213
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 sh
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 sh
    Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101, and CST 341
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 sh
    Required: PSY 121* and SOC 211
  10. World Literature (WL), 3 sh
  11. AULER Electives, 6 sh
    Required: HEA 201 and PSY 230*

* AULER courses included in "Second Area of Concentration"

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Related Area Requirements (10 semester hours)

  • BIO 277
  • CUI 390
  • One of the following: HDF 212; HEA 333, 347; PSC 210, 323.

Additional "Second Area of Concentration" Requirements (18 semester hours)

  • Two courses from: PSY 240, 250, 260, 270, 280 (was PSY 452)
  • Two courses from: PSY 435, 436, 438 (was PSY 425), 442, 444, 455, 456, 457, 460, 461, 462, 470, 471, 481, 483
  • Two additional PSY courses

 

Sociology Second Area of Concentration Requirements
for School Health Majors

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (46 semester hours)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements. Specific area requirements are indicated below.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 sh
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3 sh
  3. Fine Arts (FA), 3 sh
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3 sh
  5. Mathematics (MT), 3 sh
    Required: STA 108
  6. Natural Science (NS), 8 sh
    Required: BIO 111 and FNS 213
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 sh
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 sh
    Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101, and CST 341
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 sh
    Required: SOC 211*, 232*
  10. World Literature (WL), 3 sh
  11. AULER Electives, 6 sh
    Required: HEA 201 and PSY 121

* AULER courses included in "Second Area of Concentration"

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Related Area Requirements (10 semester hours)

  • BIO 277
  • CUI 390
  • One of the following: HEA 333, 347; HDF 212; PSC 210, 323

Additional "Second Area of Concentration" Requirements (18 semester hours)

  • SOC 314, 318, 320, 450 and 339 or 361
  • One of the following: SOC 336 or 337

 

Health Education As A Second Major

Course requirements for the Health Education second major are the same as for the major.

 

Minor in Health Studies

  • HEA 201; FNS 213; ESS 220; nine additional hours of health courses above the 200 level
  • Grade of C or better in courses counted toward minor
  • At least 2.2 grade point average
  • Completion of at least 12 semester hours at UNCG and a minimum grade point average of 2.2 at time of registration for the minor

NOTE: Students interested in the minor should contact the Department of Public Health Education.

 

Public Health Education Courses (HEA)

Courses For Undergraduates

201 Personal Health (3:3).

  • Fulfills teacher licensure requirements. Elective for all others.

Study of determinants of healthful and safe living for various age groups; emphasis on analyses and interpretations of research methods and findings within a social ecological conceptual framework. (Formerly 201 Health: A Personal Look) [SB, CSB]

236 First Aid (1:1).

  • Students may not take both 236 and 338 for credit.

American Red Cross Standard First Aid Course leading to certification for those who qualify.

260 Human Sexuality (3:3).

Study of psychosocial, biological, cultural, and developmental research aspects of human sexuality emphasizing methods of sexuality research, relationships, gender issues, intimacy, sexual response, reproduction, exploitation, and dysfunctions. [SB, CSB]

310 Emotional Health (3:3).

Consideration of positive emotional health as an integral factor in the total health and well-being of the individual.

315 Epidemiology and Disease Processes (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; sophomore standing, HEA 201 or permission of instructor.

Study of the distribution and determinants of disease occurrence with emphasis on application to health education. (SP)

320 The School Health Program (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; 327 or 334 or permission of instructor.

Total school health program (healthful environment, health services, and health instruction including curriculum) and its contribution to health and education of children and youth. (SP)

327 Foundations for Community Health Education Practices (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; 201 and enrollment in health education major or permission of instructor.

Orientation to community health and principles governing it. Special emphasis on role of community health educator and his responsibilities with regard to total community health framework. (FA)

330 Family Health (3:3). Pr. 201 or permission of instructor. Elective for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Factors contributing to health of the family at various stages in the life cycle, with emphasis on selected health problems as they affect family health maintenance and promotion.

331 Alcohol and Other Drugs (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing.

Analysis of epidemiological, physiological, psychosocial and public health considerations of alcohol-drug use. Emphasis on public health education and promotion approaches to intervention. Exploration of health behavior theory and intervention strategies.

333 Health of Women (3:3).

Women and their health. Incorporating selected health issues, physical and developmental changes in the life cycle, health maintenance, and health problems. Not offered every semester. (Same as NUR 330)

334 Community Health (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing.

Overview of complex social, health, and medical problems of modern society, with special emphasis on community programs for solving them. Study of programs of official and voluntary health agencies, designed to promote and protect the health of citizens, observed through field trips, discussed by guest lecturers, and studied through other forms of enrichment.

338 Safety and First Aid (3:3). · Students may not take both 236 and 338 for credit.

Study of factors essential to safety in home, school, and community, with emphasis on First Aid and emergency care knowledge and skills. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) included.

340 Community Observation and Needs Assessment (3:3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; junior standing and Community Health Education Major, or permission of instructor.

Observation and assessment of community structure, agencies, and residents to determine health needs and interests. Students also observe professionals conducting community health education programs. (FA)

341 Elementary School Health (3:3). Pr. Health Education Major or acceptance into Teacher Education Program.

Health content relevant to college students followed by analysis of such content to derive information appropriate for elementary children. Includes methodologies for conduct of elementary school health program.

342 Observation and Participation in School Health Education (2:2). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; School Health Education Major or permission of instructor.

Analysis of observation and participation techniques. Observation of pupils, class activities, and teaching methods. Participation in teaching-learning process. Practical experience in observation and participation in public schools on elementary and secondary levels. (FA)

345 Health Education Practicum (3:2:4). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 340 or 342, 380 and admission to professional program. · Health education majors only.

Observing and assisting health educators plan, implement, and evaluate programs in selected community settings. Continued development of health education competencies. (FA)

347 Health Problems of Lower Income Groups (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing.

Ramifications of poverty-health complex in United States and social differences in physical and mental illness. Emphasis on identification of specific health problems common among the poor and detailed inspection of characteristics of poverty which contribute to these health conditions.

361 Sexuality Education: Content and Methods (3:3:1). Pr. 260 and permission of instructor.

Content and methods for sexuality education among young adults. Emphasis on enhancing student understanding of sexuality through the planning and implementation of selected learning activities.

369 Lifetime Health Concerns (3:3). Pr. sophomore standing.

Selected predictable physical, mental, and social health concerns from prenatal life through adulthood. Special emphasis on prenatal life through adolescence.

380 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Health Education (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; sophomore standing, HEA 201, or permission of instructor.

Social and philosophical foundations of school and community health education programs in society from the perspective of historical development and current and future roles. (FA)

405 Health Education Program Planning (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; 327, 340, and 380.

Process of implementing specific health programs in the community. Total program development emphasized with attention given to defining community problems, overcoming community resistance, and selecting appropriate educational methods. (SP)

425 Evaluation in Health Education (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; 315, 340, and 405; admission to professional program, or permission of instructor.

Consideration of existing health education instrumentation and its construction and usage to evaluate health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and programs. (FA)

428 Community Health Education Internship (9). Pr. 340, 345; admission to professional program; overall 2.2 GPA; a grade of "C" or better in all required HEA courses; current American Red Cross certification in Community First Aid and Safety.

  • Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Experience in using community health education techniques and practices in a community organization. Emphasis is on functioning as a professional health educator under supervision of University and agency personnel. (SP)

450 Current Health Problems (3:3).

Examination of selected health problems including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, death and dying, and others that are of current pertinence. Nature of the problems themselves as well as the impact on society.

461, 462 Student Teaching in Health Education (4), (4). Pr. admission to Teacher Education Program; completion of all prerequisite teacher licensure requirements; overall 2.5 GPA and a grade of "C" or better in all required HEA courses; current American Red Cross certification in Community First Aid and Safety.

  • Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Full-time teaching of health in schools and/or appropriate teaching centers in state. Weekly seminar for evaluation and planning. (SP)

463 Seminar in School Health Education (2:2). Coreq. 461, 462.

Consideration and evaluation of student teaching experiences and identification of opportunities for future professional growth. (SP)

464 Administration of the School Health Program (2:2). Coreq. 461, 462.

Administration of the school health program, with particular emphasis on program planning, implementation, and school-community relations. (SP)

465 Elementary School Health Education (2:2).

Integration and application of principles from general education and secondary health education for grades K-6. Emphasis on content selection and teaching methodology appropriate to elementary school.

467 Teaching Methods in Health (3:3). Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; 315, 340, and 405; admission to professional program.

Philosophy and practice of health education with emphasis on problem-centered teaching methodologies and instructional materials. (FA)

475 Independent Study (1 to 3). Pr. demonstrated competency for independent work and consent of academic adviser and instructor.

  • May be repeated once for credit.

Intensive work in an area of special interest in health education. Available to qualified students on recommendation of academic adviser and instructor.

 

Courses For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

540 Seminar in Health (3:3). Pr. 320, 380, and senior standing in health education or permission of instructor.

Current problems, issues, and trends in health education and health sciences, with emphasis on analysis of research and literature.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.

 
 
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