2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate health educator as currently defined by the field.
  2. Assess needs, resources and capacity to determine priorities for school health education.
  3. Plan effective, culturally and developmentally appropriate school health education curricula and programs.
  4. Develop and deliver health education based on current best practices in the field.
  5. Implement health education instruction so learners meet state and national standards in health education.
  6. Assess learner performance to improve instruction and learner outcomes.
  7. Plan and coordinate a school health education program based on current state and national frameworks.
  8. Serve as a resource person in health education.
  9. Communicate and advocate for health and school health education.

Program Standard Grade Point Average Requirement

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in EDU 326, 426, or any HLH course
  • Health Education Major and INTH Concentration Requirements
    • 65 credits in EDU 326, 426, or any HLH course

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


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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