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Health Education

Minor in Health Education

The minor in Health Education (reference number 389) requires a minimum of 23 semester hours. This minor provides a basic foundation for students desiring preparation in health promotion and disease prevention. The minor in Health Education may be used in combination with many majors to enhance a student's career opportunities and as preparation for graduate study in a variety of health disciplines. Completion of the minor along with a teaching certifiable major leads to certification in Health Education. Three credit hours of electives must be selected from the following courses with approval of the academic advisor: PH 385, PH 456, or HMD 211. Alternative electives may be approved by advisor. All courses in the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of "C."

Students utilizing the minor in Health Education for teacher certification must complete SEC 483, Teaching Health, as a required support course.

General Education Requirement must be PH 100 (Personal Health, 3 hrs).

Core Requirements (20 hours)

Class                            Title and Credit Hours                                                                     

SFTY 171                      Safety and First Aid, 3 hrs                                                    

PH 261                          Foundations of Health Education, 3 hrs                                 

PH 365                          Human Sexuality, 3 hrs                                                       

PH 381                          Community Health, 3 hrs                                                    

PH 461                          Comprehensive School Health Program, 3 hrs                        

PH 467                          Drug Abuse Education, 3 hrs                                                

BIOL 131                       Anatomy & Physiology, 4 hrs                                               

Restricted Electives (3 hours)

Class                            Title and Credit Hours   

HMD 211                         Human Nutrition, 3 hrs

PH 385                           Environmental Health, 3 hrs                                                  

PH 456                           Independent Study, 3 hrs                                                      

                                                           Total Hours:    23


For more information, contact:

Dr. Grace Lartey

Director, Undergraduate and Master of Public Health Programs

AC 129D

(270) 745-3941


Questions & Comments contact:

Dr. Gary English

Department Head, Department of Public Health

(270) 745-2678

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 Last Modified 9/24/14