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HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISORS: Cynthia L. Liotta, M.S., R.T.(R), (CT), Suzanne Sturdivant, M.Ed., R.T. (R), (CT), (M) The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Sciences is designed for students seeking a health-related major that is more broadly based than the focused, existing majors within the University. The major combines a foundation in sciences, humanities, and social sciences with a breadth of courses within one or more departments in the University. In addition to the major requirements, which represent the health focus of the college, students will select a concentration area or an existing University minor outside the college that will build on students’ personal and career objectives and interests. There are three areas of concentration: 1) general education, 2) leadership/business, and 3) community health educator. This major is ideal for students who may envision working in a variety of settings within the health services arena during their professional careers. A major in Health Sciences will open doors to entry level positions in a wide variety of health-related agencies-medical centers, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, private and public health organizations, as well as local, state, and federal health departments. In addition, the program is appropriate for students interested in graduate study in a variety of health-related fields. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Science: Community Health Education option prepares students to pursue careers in staff and administration positions within the health care system, insurance agencies, government and not-for-profit community health agencies and in counseling programs. Individualized plans of study can lead to preparation for certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Health educators are professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people. These activities can take place in a variety of settings: schools, communities, health care facilities, businesses and colleges. Health educators are employed under a range of job titles such as patient educators, health education teachers, trainers, community organizers, and health program managers. The Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are those who have met the standards of quality established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) by successfully passing the CHES examination. The CHES designation after a health educator’s name is one indication of professional competency. Admission requirements: The minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance into the Bachelor of Science, Health Science program include: 1. Overall GPA of 2.0 or better (high school or college if transfer student) 2. SAT scores of 950 (or comparable act)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: CHE 308: Introduction to Community Health Education and Health Promotion This course introduces students to the basic principles of community health, community health education, health behavior change, health promotion, and community organization. Also included will be an overview of the competencies and skills needed to become a Certified Health Education Specialist, and the relationship of the course content to these competencies and skills. 3 credits, Fall

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

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