Health Education: Concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [HEC_CHPP] (Major)
The concentration in the Health Department is intended to provide students with the background and skills needed to function on college campuses as health promotion and prevention specialists. These individuals typically work in a variety of health education areas including sexuality, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, stress management, and health promotion. Responsibilities often involve conducting campuswide activities, developing peer education programs, and working with college offices in promoting the health of students.
Colleges across the country have been establishing campus programs and services which have as their central focus the reduction of health threatening behaviors and the promotion of student health. The focus of this concentration is to prepare individuals with the background and skills needed to work in this rapidly growing field.
- College health promotion specialist
- College prevention specialist
- College health educator
In addition to the requirements to fulfill the concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services listed below, students must fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education in Health Education [HEC].A. Required Concentration Courses: 18 credit hours
- HLH 210 - Wellness and Health Promotion (3 cr. hr.)
- HLH 302 - Human Sexuality Education (3 cr. hr.)
- HLH 314 - Mental Health and Counseling (3 cr. hr.)
- HLH 330 - College Health Promotion (3 cr. hr.)
- HLH 367 - Drug Problems: Intervention and Prevention (3 cr. hr.)
- HLH 493 - Community Health Education (3 cr. hr.)
Students must fulfill an internship requirement through one of the following alternatives:
- Internship: Complete a two-semester internship experience with a college health education promotion program (HLH 407 each semester). Health education majors typically choose this internship.
- Field Experience: Complete at least a quarter of field experience of eight credit hours in a college health promotion/prevention program. Health science majors typically choose this internship.
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124