Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Health and Human Performance (HHP) - Community Health Education Program


Sheila Patterson

Program Overview

The Community Health Education program provides a multidisciplinary approach for professionals interested in careers in community health education or in the private health care sector. A variety of undergraduate majors (e.g., nursing, gerontology, health education, sociology, psychology, allied health, physical education) may prepare students for employment opportunities in this professional field. A background in anatomy, physiology, and general health is required.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE Requirement: Not Required.

Degree Completion Requirements

PROGRAM OF STUDYCOLLEGE CORE

(10 credits) 

  • HED 550 - Theories In Health Education & Health Behavior
  • HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
SPECIALIZATION

(24 credits)

  • HED 551 - Organization & Admininstration Of Community Health Education Programs
  • HED 552 - Health Education Program Planning
  • HED 553 - Measurement and Evaluation of Health Education Programs
  • HPR 680 - Practicum
  • HPR 681 - Practicum Or
  • HPR 682 - Practicum (register for 5 credits if elective credit total is 9)
ELECTIVES

SELECT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: (9 TO 11 CREDITS)

  • HED 561 - Methods & Materials For Health Education
  • HED 565 - Analyzing Health Data for Grant Writing
  • HED 570 - Pathophysiology Of Disease
  • HED 571 - Substance Abuse Education
  • HED 572 - Consumer Health
  • HED 573 - Teaching Human Sexuality
  • HED 574 - Stress Management
  • HED 575 - Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • HPR 606 - Human Development
  • PED 677 - Prevention & Rehabilitation Of Cardiovascular Disease
  • EDB 612 - Curriculum Theory & Instruction
  • HCA 640 - Health Care Law and Ethics
  • Other approved course (3-4 credits)
CULMINATING ACTIVITY

SELECT ONE OF THREE OPTIONS:

comprehensive examination, project, or thesis