Minor in Health Promotion

Public Health

Graduates in Public Health are health education specialists who are likely to pursue career paths as: health educators working for hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, private business, and colleges and universities.

Marketable Skills

Students will develop the following skills:

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  • Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation
  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will learn:

  • Health behavior, use of effective mechanisms to help individuals make informed decisions about lifestyle modifications
  • Health education techniques

Degree Plan

Core
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Health Perspectives in Aging
Substance Use & Society
Death, Dying and Bereavement
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Health Cnrns of Preadol & Adol