Degree Requirements & Curriculum

The requirements for the M.S. in Health Education include five core courses and one capstone course. Core courses should be completed early in the program. The remaining six courses are electives in health studies and related areas, which are selected on the basis of the student’s professional goals.
Two graduate courses (six credits) may be transferred with the approval of the Director as long as they meet program and University standards. Official transcripts are to be submitted prior to matriculation.

Core Courses (five required):

HSV 550 Health Services Research
HED 551 GIS Mapping for Health Research, Planning, Policy Development and Marketing
HED 553 Program Planning for Wellness
HED 552 Epidemiology and Community Health
HED 554 Curriculum Strategies for Health Educators (Prerequisite: HED 553)

Health Studies Module (four- six required):
HAD 570 Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability
HED 571 Employee Assistance and Occupational Health
HED 577 Health Education in HIV/AIDS
HED 573 Women and Health Care
HED 560 Aging in America
HED 575 Stress and Crisis Management
HED 578 Behavioral Health of Children and Youth
HED 576 Addictions
HED 770 Special Topics in Health Education
HED 601 Field Work in Health Education

Sociology/Education/Administration Module (none - two required):
HAD 503 Health Care Organization
*Other EDU/TOD/SOC courses as approved by Director

Research component (one required):
HS 700 Integrative Capstone Course in Health Services

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