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.
Health communication specialist with government agencies, health organizations, businesses
Consultant to public, private organizations
Health Education with a concentration in Health Communication [HEC_HCOM]
In addition to the requirements to fulfill 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
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: 124
Example of Health Education: Concentration in Health Communication [HEC_HCOM] over four years