This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
|Department:||Building 72, Room 241|
|College:||Science, Engineering and Health|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
This degree program is for students who wish to pursue health careers in public or private health agencies. Health educators are professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities to help improve the health of people. These activities take place in a variety of settings: schools, communities, health care facilities, government agencies, businesses, and colleges. Health educators are employed under a range of job titles such as patient educators, health education teachers, trainers, public health/community health educators, community organizers, and health program managers or coordinators. Professional certification to be a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)is available
through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Community Health Education must meet the requirements listed below.
Students should take PSY 2012 General Psychology to satisfy the social science/behavioral perspective component, MAC 1105 College Algebra and STA 2023 Elements of Statistics to satisfy the mathematics component, and BSC 1085 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab and BSC 1086 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab to satisfy the natural science component of General Education. For additional information see the General Education section of this Catalog.
In addition to the General Education 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 Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
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 Education 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 3535||Introduction to Medical Terminology +||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 4500||Epidemiology +||3|
|HSC 4551||Communicable and Degenerative Diseases +||3|
|HSC 4572||Nutrition and Health +||3|
|HSC 4581||Health Promotion and Planning +||3|
|HSC 4583||Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Planning +||3|
|HSC 4633||Current Issues in School-Community Health +||3|
|Senior Capstone Experience in Community Health Education +|
Courses included in the major GPA
|PHC 4101||Public Health||3|
|Exercise Physiology (+Lab)|
|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.||5-6|
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|