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.
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 151, THET 102, THET 103, THET 202, THET 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.