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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Education: Concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [HEC_CHPP]


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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.

Career Potential

  • College health promotion specialist
  • College prevention specialist
  • College health educator

Health Education with a concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [HEC_CHPP]


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] .

B. Internship: Eight credit hours


Students must fulfill an internship requirement through one of the following alternatives:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 the concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services: 26


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of Health Education: Concentration in College Health Promotion and Prevention Services [HEC_CHPP] over four years


Total credit hours for semester: 17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester:15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 14


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