2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Education: Concentration in Health Communication [HEC_HCOM]

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This concentration in the Health Department  links the areas of communication and health. It is designed to prepare students to work in careers that use communication approaches to inform and influence personal and community actions that enhance health and promote the quality of life.

Career Potential

  • Health communication specialist with government agencies, health organizations, businesses
  • Health reporter
  • Consultant to public, private organizations

Health Education with a concentration in Health Communication [HEC_HCOM]

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

A. Required Concentration Courses: 20 credit hours

B. Internship: Eight credit hours

One eight-week internship must be completed in an approved agency or program with a health communication focus. Health education majors will need to register for an eight-week internship (HLH 499) in addition to their student teaching requirement.

Total Credit Hours Required for the concentration in Health Communication: 28

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 128

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