School of Health and Human Sciences

The program provides a foundational knowledge of public health principles and a 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.

Graduation requirements for this program include a minimum of 120 credits with 60 credit hours in the major: 48 credits of core courses and 12 credits of health electives.

Community Health Education (120 Credits)

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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:

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 Education 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
HEA312 – Public Health & Healthcare Systems in the U.S. 3
HEA426 – Internship Planning 3
HEA466 – Community Health Interventions II 3
HEA428 – Health Education Internship 12
HEA Electives 12


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