Health Promotion and Health Behavior Option
This option is available within the Public Health major at the following locations:
This option prepares students for many career opportunities in the areas of public health promotion, health behavior, and disease prevention. Students learn a variety of skills and strategies that will provide them with the necessary proficiencies to improve population health in diverse settings. The program focuses on the social and behavioral determinants of health and disease across the lifespan, with a particular emphasis on health disparities. Graduates are qualified to assist with the planning, implementing, and evaluation of programs that address health disparities and that are intended to improve the health of diverse populations.
Option Code: 241
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Evaluate the sociocultural determinants of health behavior across the lifespan in diverse populations.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of messages and programs to promote health.
- Identify and appraise evidence-based public health practices and programs and adapt them for diverse populations and communities.
Only grades of C- or better in Public Health major and option coursework and prerequisites are permitted. Only two attempts at courses will be applied to the degree. No S/U grades are accepted.
|H 310||HEALTH FIELD EXPERIENCES||3|
|H 419||PRE-INTERNSHIP SEMINAR||2|
|H 376||EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH PROMOTION||3|
|H 469||HEALTH PROMOTION AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR INTERNSHIP||12|
|H 476||^PLANNING AND EVALUATING HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS||4|
|BI 101||*ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION, GLOBAL CHANGE||4|
|or BI 102||*ANIMAL BIOLOGY: GENES, BEHAVIOR AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE|
|or BI 103||*HUMAN BIOLOGY: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE|
|ES 101||*INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES||3|
|NUTR 225||GENERAL HUMAN NUTRITION||3|
|or NUTR 240||HUMAN NUTRITION|
|PSY 202||*GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY||4|
|SOC 204||*INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
|WR 323||*ADVANCED WRITING & ARGUMENTATION||3|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Option Code: 241