Program Details

Health Education: Concentration in International Health [HEC_INTH] (Major)

The concentration in the Health Department is designed for health majors who are seeking careers in international health practice. The program is well grounded in the health, natural and social sciences. The concentration prepares health majors for entry-level positions with international agencies such as the World Health Organization, The United Nations Environment Program, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Children’s Fund, Pan American Health Organization, Planned Parenthood International, Food and Agricultural Organization, World Food Program, The United Nations Development Program, United States Agency for International Development, among others. Students also may choose to pursue advanced degrees in public and/or international health.

Career Potential

  • Public health educator for international health-related agencies
  • Program assistant for international health agencies
  • Research assistant for international health agency program

Health Education with a concentration in International Health [HEC_INTH]

In addition to the requirements to fulfill the concentration in International Health listed below, students must fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education in Health Education [HEC].

A. Required Concentration Courses: 24 credit hours

Required Courses: Six credit hours

  • HLH 111 - International Health and Culture (3 cr. hr.) or
  • HLH 511 - Global Health Problems (3 cr. hr.)
also take both 
  • HLH 220 - Safety Education and Emergency Response (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 394 - Health-Related Behavior: Formation and Change (3 cr. hr.)
Group 1 Choose Two: Six credit hours
  • COM 452 - Risk Communication (3 cr. hr.)
    Prerequisite: COM 100
  • ECO 335 - Resource and Environmental Economics (3 cr. hr.)
    Prerequisite: ECO 111
  • IST 210 - The Making of the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 340 - Environmental Sociology (3 cr. hr.)
    Prerequisites: ANT 102, or SOC 100 or 150
Group 2 Choose Two: Six credit hours
  • COM 302 - Intercultural Communication (3 cr. hr.)
    Prerequisite: COM 100
  • GRY 125 - Human Geography and Global Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 101 - Introduction to World Politics (3 cr. hr.)
Group 3 Choose Two: Six credit hours
  • HLH 163 - The HIV Epidemic (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 201 - Health Problems of the Underserved (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 210 - Wellness and Health Promotion (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 232 - Nutrition (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 367 - Drug Problems: Intervention and Prevention (3 cr. hr.)
B. Internship: Eight credit hours

Students are required to fulfill an eight-credit-hour fieldwork experience with an international health agency.

  • HLH 499 - Fieldwork in Health (8 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the concentration in International Health: 32

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124