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Health Education and Behavior
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Science in health education prepares you to work as a health education specialist in schools, government agencies, voluntary health organizations, philanthropic foundations, colleges and universities, private-sector industry, health care and other settings to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups and community populations. Grounded in social, behavioral, biological and health sciences, the curriculum develops your understanding of the causes and determinants of mortality and morbidity, and develops specific competencies required of entry-level health education specialists. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist examination governed by The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Satisfactory performance on at least one major assignment or examination for each core course required for the degree as determined by performance criteria developed specifically for the assignment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the 15 credit hour health education internship (HSC 4876) as indicated on the final performance appraisal.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Assess individual and community needs for health education.
  2. Plan effective health education programs.
  3. Implement health education programs.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs.
  5. Coordinate the provisions of health education services.
  6. Act as a resource person in health education.
  7. Communicate health needs, concerns and resources to identified clients and consumers.
  8. Understand the major concepts and principles related to nutrition, substance abuse, emotional health, human sexuality and environmental health.
  9. Analyze situations, conditions and events to solve problems independently and to evaluate health education outcomes.
  10. Select health education programs and services based on best-evidence.
  11. Communicates health concepts and health information using a variety of channels to individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds in various settings.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
HSC 3032                 X   X
HSC 3133 X X       X   X X   X
HSC 3134 X X       X   X X   X
HSC 3143 X X       X   X X   X
HSC 3201         X X X X X X X
HSC 3301 X X X           X X X
HSC 3531               X      
HSC 3574 X X X X         X   X
HSC 4302 X X X X         X X X
HSC 4664                   X X
HSC 4876 X X X X X X X   X   X

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