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2013-14 College Catalog

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Health Education - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 169

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

Health Education deals with various aspects of human behavior in order to promote healthy behaviors. To develop the competencies necessary to be an effective health educator, students need a foundation built on principles derived from behavior, biomedical and social sciences, and education. Common to all health education professionals, regardless of the setting in which they practice, is the ability to apply teaching and learning principles to health/illness issues. The Health Education area of study at Howard Community College offers the student the basis for transfer to school, community, and general health education programs.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-101Health and the World of Risk

1 credit

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

HEED-113Drug Use and Abuse

3 credits

-or

PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process

3 credits

HEED-115Personal and Community Health

3 credits

HEED-210Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior

3 credits

HEED-212Current Health Issues

3 credits

HEED-213Stress Management

3 credits

HEED-216Health Care in the US

3 credits

NUTR-211Nutrition

3 credits

PUBH-210Epidemiology

3 credits

PUBH-280Global Health

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 62-64