Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Health Education (HEAL)

15 Credit Hours

College of Public Health


Minor Description

The goal of the Health Education minor in the Department of Community and Family Health is for students to develop basic skills in the development, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based public health education and health promotion programs for diverse audiences. The minor will also help prepare students for graduate coursework focused in these areas. By completing an additional 10 semester hours along with the minor, students should be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) national exam.

Upon completion of the Health Education minor coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. Articulate major public health theories and models focused on behavior change.
  2. Develop health education programs for diverse audiences based on sound planning theory, tested frameworks and research design.
  3. Communicate health education messages based on effective health communication strategies.
  4. Develop skills in working with the media and health promotion advocacy

The Health Education minor consists of 15 credit hours. It is recommended that students follow the sequence of courses below. Electives may be chosen from a broad array of courses in consultation with Public Health undergraduate advisors in the Department of Community and Family Health.

Total Minor Hours - 15 Hours

Core Courses - 15 Hours

  • PHC 4141 Intervention Program Planning and Management
  • PHC 4464 Introduction to Health Disparities and Social Determ
  • PHC 4501 Health Education Theory and Behavior
  • PHC 4582 Health Education Methods and Strategies
  • PHC 4755 Foundations of Evaluation and Research in Public Health

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