‚ÄčAs a health educator, you will inform and motivate people about healthy lifestyles and help communities develop healthy environments. You will deliver health service messages and evaluate public health needs and services. 

A background in public health education will prepare you for a career in health departments, clinical and industrial settings, and voluntary or private health agencies such as the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.

  • Prerequisites to be completed prior to declaring this major: Completion of at least 30 credit hours and the following courses with a grade of B- or better, plus an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. HSC 106QR, PSY 211QR, or STA 282QR, ENG 101, ENG 201.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each HSC course in the major.
  • Credit/no credit coursework will not count on any course on this major, except for the internship experience, HSC 599.
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.50 or higher in the major.

 Required Courses (52 Hours)

  • HSC 110- Introduction to Public Health 2(2-0)
  • HSC 203WI- Leadership for the Health Professions 3(3-0)
  • HSC 211- Human Anatomy and Physiology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 221- Public Health Theory 2(2-0)
  • HSC 317- Community Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 319- Methods and Materials in Community Health Education 3(3-0)
  • HSC 323- Community Organization Methods 3(3-0)
  • HSC 325- Public Health Policy 3(3-0)
  • HSC 352- Environmental Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 404- Epidemiology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 419WI- Community Health Assessment, Planning and Program Evaluation 3(3-0)
  • HSC 520- Health Services Administration 3(3-0)
  • HSC 526- Behavioral Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 532- Diversity Issues in the Health Professions 3(3-0)
  • HSC 538WI- Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration 3(3-0)
  • HSC 544- Biostatistics 3(2-1)
  • HSC 599- Internship- Public Health 6(Spec)

Electives (6 hours)

Select from the following in consultation with an advisor:

  • COM 369- Health Communication 3(3-0)
  • FNS 370- Nutrition 3(3-0)
  • HSA 341/MKT 341- Services Marketing 3(3-0)
  • HSC 205- Responding to Emergencies 2(1-2)
  • HSC 222- Sexuality in Health Education
  • HSC 235- Psychoactive Drugs 3(3-0)
  • HSC 340- Cirriculum& Planning School Health Programs 3(3-0)
  • HSC 350- Community Service in the Health Educators 2(2-0)
  • HSC 390- Health and Aging 3(3-0)
  • HSC 411- Pathophysiology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 418- Professional Aspects of Health Education 2(2-0)
  • HSC 503- Health Implications of Obesity 3(3-0)
  • HSC 523- AIDS Education 1 (1-0)
  • HSC 527- Sex Education Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 528- Smoking and Health Education Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 529- Alcohol Education Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 530- Drug Abuse Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 537- Stress Reduction Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 547- Health Risk Identification and Management 3(3-0)

Total: 58 Semester Hours