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Dean - Sabine O'Hara

BS in Health Education, Public Health Option

The Health Education Program prepares competent entry-level public health practitioners to meet the public health-related needs of the diverse citizenry of the District of Columbia and for society at large. Graduates are able to practice in a variety of settings in the public health domain from public health educators to wellness center directors.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education, public health options requires a minimum of 120 semester hours, the final 30 of which must be in residence at the University. Completion of all Interdisciplinary general education requirements identified on the program of study and completion of all courses identified on the program of study with a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses, "C" grade in ancillary science courses, and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in all major courses.

New students (Freshman Level or Transfer) admitted to the University who indicate an interest in Health Education, the public health option should report to the Health Education Program for advisement.

Continuing students who are Health Education- public health majors are to see their advisors prior to the early registration period each semester for academic counseling. Students should make appointments with their faculty advisor for academic counseling at least once per semester to facilitate optimal progression through the program. This counseling should be completed prior to the regular registration periods.

Course Descriptions

FIRST YEAR – FALL SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
IGED 110Foundations of Writing I Gen Ed 3
IGED 120Quantitative Reasoning I Gen Ed 3
HLTH104Intro to History/Philosophy of Health Phys. 3
IGED 260Discovery Science and Environmental Consciousness Lec /Lab
(Substitute for Biological Science I Lec) Gen Ed
 4
HLTHSkills Elective Tennis I, Tennis II or Golf, or Weight Training or Weight Conditioning 1
 Total 14
FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
IGED111Foundations of Writing II Gen Ed 3
IGED120Quantitative Reasoning II Gen Ed 3
BIOL111Anatomy & Physiology I Lec 3
BIOL113Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
HLTH105Personal & Community Health 3
IGED130Foundation of Oral Communications Gen Ed 3
 Total 16
SECOND YEAR – FALL SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
IGED210Discovery Expository Writing in the Arts and Sciences Gen Ed 3
*SPANForeign Language Elective I * Spanish recommend for Public Hlth Option 3
BIOL 112Anatomy & Physiology II Lec 3
BIOL 114Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
HLTH214Survey of Public Health 3
PSYC 201Principle of Psychology or Psychology of Adjustment 3
 Total 16
SECOND YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
IGED270Diversity Discovery Gen Ed 3
FDSC104Introduction to Nutrition Lec 3
FDSC106Introduction to Nutrition Lab 1
HLTH204Prevention First Aid EMS 3
*SPANForeign Language Elective I * Spanish recommend for Public Hlth Option 3
IGED140Foundation Ethics & Values Gen Ed 3
 Total 16
THIRD YEAR – FALL SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
IGED250Discovery Technology (previous Computer Appl/lab) Gen Ed 3
BIOL241General Microbiology Lec 3
BIOL240General Microbiology Lab 1
HLTH314Public Health Planning 3
HLTH324Org/Adm of School & Community Health Programs 3
HLTHSkills Elective Tennis I/II or Golf, Weight Training or Conditioning 1
 Total 14
THIRD YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
ENSC450Environmental Health Lec 3
ENSC451Environmental Health Lab 1
HLTH424Sex Education 3
HLTH390Health Education Practicum 3
IGED 280Discovery Civics/Service/Teamwork Gen Ed 3
 Business Elective 3
 Total 16
FOURTH YEAR – FALL SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
HLTH405Health/Safety in Community Populations 3
HLTH426Drug Use and Abuse 3
HLTH465Measurement and Evaluation 3
HLTH494Senior Project (writing in the major) 3
IGED391/392Frontier Exploration & Inquiry Capstone Gen Ed 3
 Total 15
FOURTH YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER
Course NumberCourse Name Credits
HLTH404Mental Health 3
HLTH406Consumer Health 3
HLTH417Internship 4
HLTH493Seminar: Health Issues 3
    
 Total 13
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CAUSES Academic Programs

Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability – Tom Kakovitch, Program Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director
Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Ralph Belton, Program Director


CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Dr. Elgloria Harrison, Interim Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director


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