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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Education: Concentration in International Health [HEC_INTH]


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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


Group 1 – Choose Two: Six credit hours


Group 2 – Choose Two: Six credit hours


B. Internship: Eight credit hours


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

Total Credit Hours Required for the concentration in International Health: 32


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of Health Education: Concentration in International Health [HEC_INTH] over four years


Total credit hours for semester: 17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


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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