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Department of Public Health Education (HEA)
School of Health & Human Performance

437 Health & Human Performance Building
(336) 334-5532
www.uncg.edu/phe

Health Education As A Second Major | Health Education Courses | Health Education Major | Health Specialist Teacher Licensure | Minor in Health Studies

 

Faculty

Keith A. Howell, Professor and Head of Department

Professor Gruchow; Associate Professors Bibeau, Conley, King, Lawrance; Assistant Professors Lovelace, Smith, St. George; Lecturers Bull, Essick, McCoy-Pulliam, Tyler

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 Community Health Education. The concentration provides field experiences in public and private agencies as a part of the professional preparation 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

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 124 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
AOS Code:

Community Health Education (124 hours), U407

Community Health Education Requirements

Students 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

  1. Completion of at least 12 semester hours at UNCG
  2. At least 2.2 grade point average upon completion of 60 credit hours, and a C (2.0) or better in all required HEA courses

Admission to Senior Practicum Course (HEA 428)

  1. Admission to the Professional Program
  2. Completion of all early field experience requirements (HEA 308, 340, 427)
  3. At least 2.2 grade point average (overall)
  4. A grade of C (2.0) or better in all required HEA courses
  5. Current American Red Cross Certification in Community First Aid and Safety.

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

All students in this program must complete AULER requirements. Areas with specific requirements for this major are indicated below. See a detailed listing of the complete AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

AULER Area/Required Courses Sem Hrs

Mathematics (MT) 3
Required: STA 108
Natural Science (NS) 7
Required: BIO 111 and one other NS course
Reasoning and Discourse (RD) 6
Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101, and ENG 102
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6
Required: PSC 210 and HEA 201
AULER Electives 6
Required: CST 341

Health Education Requirements (47 semester hours)

  1. HEA 308, 314, 315, 316, 325, 339, 340, 366, 405, 427, 428, 466
  2. Twelve hours from the following courses, with at least 9 hours from HEA: HEA 260, 310, 330, 331, 333, 341, 347, 369, 450; ECO 390; ESS 220, 375; NFS 213. May include any of the following one hour courses: HEA 300, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 331

Related Area Requirements (7 semester hours)

  1. ISM 110
  2. SOC 341 or SWK 311

Free Electives (24 semester hours)

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

 

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

Area of Study Code: U425

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

  1. HEA 201; FNS 213; ESS 220; nine additional hours of health courses
  2. Grade of C (2.0) or better in courses counted toward minor
  3. At least 2.2 grade point average
  4. 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.

Teacher Licensure

Students can satisfy requirements for an entry-level K-12 Health Specialist "A" teacher license through the Department of Public Health Education.

Eligible students must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, satisfy the equivalent requirements for UNCG's BS in Community Health Education, complete required professional education courses, and complete a student teaching experience with its related block of associated courses. Course selection must be completed in consultation with the Department Head or designated faculty advisor. Students who have already taken health courses as part of their undergraduate program should contact the Department to determine which of those courses can be accepted as meeting some of the teacher licensure requirements.

See Teacher Education Programs for further details. Questions about the above requirements should be directed to the Department of Public Health Education.

 

Public Health Education Courses (HEA)

For Undergraduates

201 Personal Health (3:3).

AULER/CLER: SB, CSB

  • 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.

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).

AULER/CLER: SB, CSB

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. (FA,SP)

300 Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Study of those sexually transmitted diseases representative of major causes of morbidity, mortality and behavioral risk-factor data in the United States; interventions for prevention/eradication to be surveyed. (FA/SP)

301 Reproductive Health (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Knowledge and skills to develop and implement health interventions aimed at improving the reproductive health of populations. Health issues from adolescence through the reproductive years will be included. (FA/SP)

303 Violence, Injury, and Health (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Study of types and extent of intentional and unintentional injury, risk factors for, and analysis of public health and health education approaches to prevention. (FA/SP)

304 Preventing Unintentional Injury (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Study of types and extent of unintentional injury, risk factor for unintentional injuries; and analysis of public health and health education approaches to prevention. (FA/SP)

305 Chronic Disease (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Public education approach to the study of chronic diseases includes discussion of epidemiology, risk and protective factors, and health intervention approaches. (FA)

306 Stress Management (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Study of stress and stress related health problems with focus on relevant cognitive information and health education programs designed to improve stress management capabilities of consumers. (FA/SP)

307 International Health (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Study of international health focusing on health care, conditions, and disease in industrialized and non industrialized nations; public health and health education approaches to prevention of problems causing morbidity and mortality. (FA/SP)

308 Introduction to Public Health Education (3:3).

Pr. overall GPA of 2.0; Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Introduction to the profession of public health education (terminology, purposes, settings, etc.) and roles of professional health educators; foundation course preparing students for the public health education major. (FA)

310 Emotional Health (3:3).

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

314 Disease Processes (3:3).

Pr. overall GPA of 2.0; Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Course focuses on concepts of health and illness, knowledge of the risk factors, etiology and pathogenesis of selected diseases, and understanding of how prevention strategies relate to disease etiology. (FA)

315 Epidemiology and Disease Processes (3:3).

Pr. sophomore standing, HEA 201 or concurrent enrollment, or permission of instructor.

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

316 Environmental Health (3:3).

Pr. overall GPA of 2.0; Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

An analysis of the identification, assessment, and control of environmental health risks. Focus on the effects of specific toxicants and the prevention of their negative impact on health and well-being. (SP)

325 Public Health Data Analysis (3:3).

Pr. overall GPA of 2.0; Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Applied course to develop skills in finding, understanding and analyzing public health data that is essential for needs assessment, program planning and evaluation. (FA/SP)

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 Topics in Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs (1:1).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit when topic varies

Analysis of the epidemiology of alcohol/drug use and public health and health education approaches to prevention, intervention and treatment. (FA/SP)

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. (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.

339 Introduction to Public Health Education Practice (Fieldwork I) (1:1).

Pr. overall GPA of 2.0; junior standing in Public Health Education

Meetings with health educators and field trips to introduce students to the application of health education principles. Course is the first in a sequence of four experiential courses. (FA)

340 Observation of Public Health Practice (Fieldwork II) (2:2).

Pr. minimum overall GPA of 2.0; junior standing in Public Health Education

Observation of professionals and populations in the practice of health education at a variety of community agencies/organizations. (SP)

341 Elementary School Health (3:3).

Pr. Public 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. (FA,SP)

342 Observation and Participation in School Health Education (2:2).

Pr. minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; Public 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.

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.

366 Individual/Small Group Health Education Strategies (3:3).

Pr. overall GPA of 2.0; HEA 308, 314, 25; junior standing in Public Health Education; or permission of instructor

Theory and practice in planning and using health education strategies for individuals and small groups. (SP)

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.

405 Health Education Program Planning (3:3).

Pr. 308 and 340, or permission of instructor.

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. (FA)

420 The School Health Program (3:3).

Pr. Public Health Education major, 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. (FA) (Formerly HEA 320)

425 Evaluation in Health Education (3:3).

Pr. 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)

427 Public Health Education Practicum (Fieldwork III) (3:2:3).

Pr. acceptance into the professional program; 339 and 340

Assisting professional health educators, in a variety of community settings, with planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs/activities for a minimum of 30 contact hours. (FA)

428 Health Education Internship (Fieldwork IV and Seminar) (12).

Pr. 339, 340, 345, 366, 466; admission to professional program; overall 2.2 GPA; grade of C or better in all HEA courses

  • Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).
  • Minimum 320 contact hours

Experience in using public health education techniques and practices in a community organization/agency. Emphasis on functioning as a professional health educator under supervision. (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.

466 Community Level Intervention Strategies (3:3).

Pr. Public Health Education major, or permission of instructor.

Theory and practice in selecting, developing and implementing community-level interventions to improve the health of individuals and communities. (FA)

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.

475 Independent Study (1 to 3).

Pr. demonstrated competency for independent work and permission 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.

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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