The major in health education and promotion prepares students to serve as health education specialists in a variety of settings that include, but are not limited to, governmental health agencies, community health agencies, clinical health settings, and in business and industry.
A minor is recommended for this program. Minors often selected include, gerontology, interpersonal relations, marketing, professional selling, business administration and environmental or emergency management.
Students will be guided by the outline of baccalaureate degrees of the Ball State Undergraduate Catalog, the University Core Curriculum, and the health education and promotion program. Please pay close attention to prerequisites - if you register for a course but have not successfully completed its prerequisite, you will be dropped from the class.
An internship with an approved health agency or educational institution is required for majors. This professional experience takes place under the supervision of the internship coordinator and the agency administrator for a period of time commensurate with academic credit.
To graduate in four years (8 semesters), students must average 16 credits per semester and complete the internship (HSC 479) during the last semester of senior year.
For more information about the undergraduate major in health education and promotion, contact Sarah Gremer.
PROGRAM OF STUDY IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE - (69 HOURS)
(Prerequisites for each course will be listed in parentheses, where applicable.)
FRESHMAN YEAR - 6 hours
Begin University Core Curriculum requirements and include:
HSC 160 - Fundamentals of Human Health
- Principles of Community Health
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 15 hours
Continue coursework for University Core Curriculum, electives, and second major or minor(s):
- Introduction to Health Education & Promotion
ANAT 201 - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
- Health Behavior Theories (HSC 180 & 200)
HSC 220 - Population, Race,
& Culture in HP (HSC 180 & 200)
PHYS 205 - Fundamentals of
JUNIOR YEAR - 21 hours
Continue coursework for minor(s), electives and include:
- Program Planning in HP I (HSC 210 & 220 & Mjrs/Mnrs
HSC 344 - Disease Management
in Health Promotion (HSC 160 & 210 & PHYS
HSC 387 - Quantitative Methods
& Epidemiology in HP (HSC 180 & MATH 108 or higher &
HSC 482 - Environmental
Health (Can be taken any semester once HSC 180 completed)
- Program Planning in HP II (HSC 301)
HSC 310 - Healthcare Systems
(HSC 180 & 200 & Junior status)
HSC 388 - Organization &
Administration in HP (HSC 301)
SENIOR YEAR- 15 hours
Continue with coursework for minor(s), electives, and include:
- Applied Research, Writing, & Evaluation in HP (HSC 387 & Senior status)
HSC 494 - Health Communication
(HSC 220 & 301)
HSC 495 - Professional
Preparation in HP (HSC 302)
- Internship (Professional Preparation in HP)
In order to enroll in HSC 479, health education and promotion majors must have taken a minimum of 25 credit hours in health science and must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in the following courses: HSC 200, 210, 220, 301, 302, 310, 344, 387, 388, 487, 494
Required Coursework: 51 hours
HSC Approved Electives: 12 hours
Internship: 6 hours
Total Program Hours = 69 hours
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