May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Health Education, B.S.

Learning by doing is the keystone of the Community Health Education program. Classroom-based research, on-campus work opportunities, and service learning projects are led by faculty with a broad range of specialties including nutrition, stress management, human sexuality, environmental health, disease prevention and health promotion. The rich variety of core and program requirements is supplemented by elective courses selected, with faculty advice, to reflect the student’s interests in the field of health education. Extensive fieldwork, including a required practicum and internship, prepare the student for future employment. Electives include course work in substance abuse, dance, recreation and exercise physiology.

Due to changes in state teacher certification regulations, program requirements and grade spans are being revised. Hence, information in this catalog may not be fully updated to reflect the most current information. Please consult your advisor.

Requirements (64 Total Credits)

NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required of all HEA courses

Optional Outdoor Recreation Programming Concentration

Optional Physical Activity and Nutrition Concentration

Total Credits for the Concentration: 36

NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required of all HEA courses.

General Education Requirements

For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.


To graduate with a Community Health Education Major, students must have:

  1. Grades of C- or higher in all major requirements;
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher.

Minimum Total Credits for The Degree: 128

Learning Goals and Assessment

Learning Goals:

  • Students conduct high quality health education and health promotion activities in a variety of diverse settings.
  • Students are prepared for graduate studies in public health and allied health professions in communities, school, health care, and/or worksite settings related fields.
  • Students develop knowledge skills and abilities consistent with the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing responsibilities expected of a professional health educator entering the field.
  • Students are prepared for healthful living in a world of increasing complexity.

Assessment Criteria:

In keeping with the accepted national standards students will learn to:

  • Assess individual and community needs for health education.
  • Conduct evaluation and research related to health education.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education.
  • Implement health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  • Serve as health education resource people.
  • Plan health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  • Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs.