Health Education & Promotion
Bachelor of Science
Health education and promotion specialists are leading the nation’s health improvement efforts. The Health Education program at Plymouth State University prepares students to work in a variety of educational, community and medical settings, including public and private schools, hospitals, managed care organizations, insurance companies, volunteer agencies and public and private work sites.
Content areas of health education:
- Disease/ Mental Health
- Sexuality and Family Life
- Substance use and abuse
- Community Health/Personal Health
- Safety and First Aid
- Environmental Health
- Consumer Health
Degree Requirements (120 Credits)
|HE 2300||Principles of Health||3|
|HE 2400||Physical Activity and Health||3|
|HE 2900||Disease, Safety, and Environment (WECO)||3|
|HE 3200||Stress Management (WECO)||3|
|HE 3220||Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO)||3|
|HE 3230||Promoting Health Across the Lifespan||3|
|HE 3240||Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (WRCO)||4|
|HE 3320||Health Promotion Skills||4|
|HE 3660||CPR and First Aid Instructor||1.5|
|Health Promotion – complete one course from the following:||3|
|Capstone – complete one of the following:||3-12|
|BU 2450||Principles of Marketing||3|
|IS 4360||Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO)||3|
|PE 4010||Exercise and Health Psychology (INCO)||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following:||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|GACO||Global Awareness Connection||3|
|HE 4880 requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (cumulative and major)||.|
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.
Health Promotion Option
In addition to the departmental outcomes, students who complete the Health Promotion option in Health Education in are able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic health content and current health issues appropriate for an entry level health professional.
- Assess, plan and implement health promotion programs.
- Evaluate health promotion programs for process and outcomes
- Obtain national certification as a certified health education specialist (CHES) from the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, INC. (NCHEC)
School Health K-12 Option
In addition to the departmental outcomes, students who complete the School Health K-12 Option in Health Education are able to comply with AAHE 2009 Standards:
- Standard I: Content Knowledge. Candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate educator.
- Standard II: Needs Assessment: Candidates assess needs to determine priorities for school health education (SHE).
- Standard III: Planning: Candidates plan effective comprehensive school health education curricula and programs.
- Standard IV: Implementation: Candidates implement health education instruction
- Standard V: Assessment. Candidates assess student learning.
- Standard VI: Administration and Coordination. Candidates plan and coordinate a school health education program.
- Standard VII: Being a Resource. Candidates serve as a resource person in health education.
- Standard VIII: Communication and Advocacy. Candidates communicate and advocate for health and school health education.