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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, Public Health Education Concentration, B.S.


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This concentration prepares the student for entry-level public health education positions or health-related positions in a wide variety of government, community and voluntary health agencies, such as health departments and community-based health programs. This concentration also provides a strong foundation for students to pursue a Master of Public Health degree. Students completing this concentration are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Health Science Core


The B.S. degree with a major in health sciences consists of health science course requirements in addition to General Education  requirements and B.S. requirements. For specialization in a professional area, concentrations are available in health assessment and promotion, health studies, and public health education.

All students pursing the B.S. in Health Science must complete the following core courses:

Concentration Requirements


Students must complete the General Education requirements, the B.S. degree requirements, health sciences core and the public health education requirements.

Additional Information


Public health education students are encouraged to have foreign language skills, particularly Spanish. Elective credits may be used for this purpose.

Recommended Schedule for Public Health Education Concentration


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2 BIO 270 , CHEM 120  and MATH 220  may be counted for both General Education  and the major.

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Footnote


2 BIO 270 , CHEM 120  and MATH 220  may be counted for both General Education  and the major.

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


In order to graduate in May of the senior year, a student must save HTH 423 , HTH 458  and HTH 471  to be completed the third block of the senior year. The internship, HTH 495 , is completed the fourth block. The internship is full-time supervised work at a professional site for eight weeks; thus, semester long courses cannot be taken the spring semester of the senior year.

Students who need additional courses must complete their internship during the summer after their senior year.

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Spring Semester


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3 Offered first eight weeks of spring semester.

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4 Offered only in spring or summer.

Total: 12 Credit Hours

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