‚ÄčAs a community 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 community health needs and services. 

A background in community 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