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Health Education - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration

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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 101General Biology I

4

HEED 101Health and the World of Risk

1

MATH 138Statistics

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

HEED 210Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior

3

PSYC 101General Psychology

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

HEED 106Introduction to Stress Management

1

HEED 115Personal and Community Health

3

HEED 212Current Health Issues

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED 113Drug Use and Abuse

3

OR

PUBH 230Health and the Disease Process

3

HEED 216Health Care in the US

3

NUTR 211Nutrition

3

PUBH 210Epidemiology

3

PUBH 280Global Health

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151THET 102THET 103THET 202THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

A graduate should be able to

1. Explain the social, cultural, ethical, and historical foundations of health education.

2. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the health education theories.

3. Describe the impact of the health educator and health agencies on health behavior in society.

4. Evaluate psychological and sociological approaches to the development of health attitudes and behavior.

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the current system of health care in the U.S.