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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, PH 463, PH 465 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

Academic Complex 129D

Phone: 270-745-3941


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 Last Modified 8/12/15