Health Education



Program Description

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.

Core Courses (five required):

        HED    550                Health Services Research

        HED    551                Mapping for Health Research, Planning, Policy Development and Marketing

        HED    552                Epidemiology and Community Health

        HED    553                Program Planning for Wellness

        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    572                Concepts of Mental Health

        HED    573                Women and Health Care

        HED    560                Aging in America

        HED    575                Stress and Crisis Management

        HED    579                Behavioral Health of Children and Youth

        HED    576                Addictions

        HED    770                Special Topics in Health Education

        HED    600                Directed Research in Health Services

        HED    601                Field Work in Health Education

Sociology/Education/Administration Module (none - two required):

        HAD    553                Health Care Organization


*Other HAD/EDU/ TOD/SOC Courses as approved by the Director

Research component (one required):

        HED    700                Integrative Capstone Course in Health Services