|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
|Minor:||Community Health Promotion|
|Department:||Building 72, Room 241|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
A degree in Community Health Education is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to work with individuals and communities to improve health behaviors and prevent disease, disability, and premature death. Community health educators work in a variety of settings: local, state and federal government, including public health agencies; schools; community organizations; non-profit voluntary health agencies; worksite wellness programs; hospitals; and college health.
The Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education is based upon standards endorsed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), Society of Public Education (SOPHE) & the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). Program graduates are encouraged to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination.
In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Community Health Education must meet the requirements listed below.
Community Health Education majors are required to take HSC 3406C Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care as part of their major; this class certifies each student in CPR. Students must maintain current CPR certification while pursuing this major. Upon completing this degree, students will be prepared to take the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) exam.
In addition to the general studies requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Studies curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Studies Curriculum:
|Total Semester Hours:||36-37|
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|BSC 1085+L||Anatomy and Physiology I (+Lab) *||4|
|BSC 1086+L||Anatomy and Physiology II (+Lab) *||4|
|PSY 2012||General Psychology *||3|
|SYG 2000||Introduction to Sociology *||3|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics *||3|
|SPC 2608||Basic Communication Skills *||3|
|HSC 2100||Personal Health||3|
|HSC 2577||Principles of Nutrition||3|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Studies requirements
|Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.||0-18|
Recommend HSC 2100 Personal Health be taken at the lower division.
|HSC 3032||Foundations in Health Education||3|
|HSC 3406C||Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care||3|
|HSC 4104||Health Aspects of Stress Management||3|
|HSC 4120||Consumer Health Education||3|
|HSC 4133||Health Aspects of Human Sexuality||3|
|HSC 4143||Drugs in Society||3|
|HSC 4211||Human Environmental Health||3|
|HSC 4300||Changing Health Behaviors||3|
|HSC 4551||Communicable and Degenerative Diseases||3|
|HSC 4572||Nutrition and Health||3|
|HSC 4581||Health Promotion and Planning||3|
|HSC 4633||Current Issues in School-Community Health||3|
|CLP 4314||Health Psychology||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|Exercise Physiology (+Lab)|
|Introduction to Medical Terminology|
|Student must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.||6|
Students earning the Minor in Community Health Promotion will be able to assess individual and community/worksite needs for community health services, develop analytical skills to examine needs assessment data and determine priority area(s) of community health services, compare and contrast health promotion program planning models and theories for application in a health promotion and wellness setting, and plan and implement effective community health promotion programs. Community Health Education majors may not earn this minor.
|HSC 4120||Consumer Health Education||3|
|Choose one of the following Health Foundations courses:||3|
|Health Aspects of Human Sexuality|
|Drugs in Society|
|Communicable and Degenerative Diseases|
|Choose one of the following Community Health and Environment courses:||3|
|Health Aspects of Stress Management|
|Human Environmental Health|
|Current Issues in School-Community Health|
|Choose one of the following Health Care courses:||3|
|Changing Health Behaviors|
|Nutrition and Health|