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Public Health Education and Promotion

The bachelor of applied science (B.A.Sc.) in public health education and promotion prepares graduates to practice in sites such as schools, voluntary health agencies, public health departments, hospitals, corporate work sites, and businesses. Upper division students select an area of concentration in either community health education or school health education. All health educators, regardless of work site, must possess a number of general competencies. The curriculum, prepares students to assess, plan, implement, deliver, administer, and evaluate health education programs that promote health and prevent disease.

 

The Mission of the Public Health Education and Promotion degree program is to prepare students to succeed as professionals in global employment or for the pursuit of advanced degrees. We accomplish this mission by providing a content rich, professionally approved curriculum that includes state-of-the art technology skills, field experiences, and public engagement.  Faculty accomplish the program’s mission through effectiveness in teaching, productivity in research or other creative activities, and service contributions. 

Program Goals

 

The Public Health Education and Promotion major equips students to:

1.    Gain experiential knowledge of the Areas of Responsibility of the Health Education Specialist through active learning. 

2.    Effectively communicate orally, in writing, and through multimedia.

3.    Acquire knowledge of instructional technology and its use in the practice of public health education and promotion.

4.    Understand theories and research used in health education.

5.    Work with diverse people in determining their needs for public health education and promotion programming.

6.    Utilize various methods and strategies for public health education and promotion.

7.    Gain specific knowledge of various content areas of public health education and promotion.

8.    Acquire knowledge and skills to pass the CHES exam as a result of the linkage to the competencies in all phases of the program.

9.    Demonstrate commitment to the profession by involvement in organizations and service to university, community and beyond.

 

Program Goal

Corresponding Measurable Objective

Alignment with UMD Goals

Chief Courses

Students will possess:

Prior to graduation, students will:

Experiential knowledge of the Areas of Responsibility of the Health Education Specialist through active learning. 

Complete 360 hours of internship and

40-hours of a service learning project (LiNCS) as measured by proper documentation, in-class discussions, presentations, and Final Report.

1 & 5

Hlth 4000

Hlth 4996

The ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing, and through

multimedia.

  • Pass Public Speaking Course.
  • Engage in in-class debates.
  • Participate in mock interviews with practitioners.
  • Create lesson plans and conduct peer-reviewed in-class presentations, make appropriate revisions and deliver subsequent presentations in community/school-based settings.
  • Successfully write a program plan.
  • Pass courses in College Writing.
  • Create PSA's, memos, voice-overs, reports, and logos to promote events.

1 & 6

Comm 1112

Writ 1120

Hlth 3303

Hlth 3305

Hlth 4000

 

Knowledge of instructional technology and its use in the practice of public health education and promotion.

  • Navigate Web technologies.
  • Design professional print and electronic materials.
  • Prepare professional documents
  • Be up-to-date on the current technology being used to promote health in the communities they serve.
  • Demonstrate basic, intermediate, and advanced software skills such as editing images, creating and editing vector-based digital illustrations, and designing high-end print and digital materials.
  • Develop and create cohesive, professional branding materials and health communication media.

1, 5, & 6

Hlth 3300

Understanding of theories and research used in health education.

  • Pass tests in Foundations of Health Education, where theory is introduced.
  • Survey theories and their application.
  • Conduct a needs assessment and develop a presentation based on a theory in a community/school setting.
  • Integrate theory as applicable into service learning in Hlth 4000.
  • Pass HPER 3200, Research & Evaluation in Health Science.

1, 4, 5

HPER 3200

Hlth 3301

Hlth 3303

Hlth 3305

Hlth 4000

Ability to work with diverse people in determining their needs for public health education and promotion programming.

  • Conduct needs assessment.
  • Successfully work with a variety of populations through community/school based presentations and throughout internship and service learning projects.
  • Partnering with a variety of community agencies and organizations that serve a diverse clientele (e.g. Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women; Carlton County Public Health and Human Services; University of Minnesota Duluth Employee Health & Wellness Program; American Lung Association; YMCA) for their service learning project.
  • Experiences gained during their internship while working with a variety of organizations and agencies.

2

Hlth 3305

Hlth 4000

Hlth 4996

Ability to utilize various methods and strategies for public health education and promotion.

  • Employ appropriate technology, design, and communication applications.
  • Participate in in-class debates and blogging.
  • Develop (including a needs assessment) and deliver presentations in a community or school setting.
  • Partner with various health related agencies in the community for
    40-hour service learning (LiNCS) project, reporting on which
    methods and strategies they have implemented through in class
    discussions and timesheets.
  • Participate in their 360 hour internship experience,
    reporting on how they have utilized various methods
    and strategies for health education through weekly timesheets, culminating in a final report.
  • Develop a program plan, which is reviewed and graded by course professor.

1,2, 4, 5,& 6

Hlth 3300

Hlth 3303

Hlth 3305

Hlth 3500

Hlth 4000

Hlth 4996

Specific knowledge of various content areas of public health education and promotion.

  • Synthesize aspects of community health related to volunteer experience.
  • Research various issues in preparation for in-class debates /discussions.
  • Complete & pass course-related assessments.

1,2, 4, 5,& 6

Hlth 3101

Hlth 3115

Hlth 3117

Hlth 3202

Hlth 3500

Modeling healthy lifestyles.
  • Be guided through the components of formulating a behavior management plan in Hlth 1100, Health & Wellness Strategies for Life, to empower them to model healthy lifestyles.
 1 & 2 Hlth 1100
Knowledge and skills to pass the CHES exam as a result of the linkage to the competencies in all phases of the program.
  • Pass all core health education preparation courses.
  • Pass the CHES exam should they choose to take it.
1,2, 4, 5,& 6 All core courses.
Commitment to the profession by involvement in organizations and service to university, community and beyond. Being a member of one or more of the following:
  • Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC).
  • Peer Health Educators (PHE).
  • Peer Health Coach.
  • Eta Sigma Gamma.
  • Student Technology Committee.
  • SOPHE.
  • Global Alliance for Arts & Health.
  • Attending professional conferences.
  • Co-presenting with faculty at professional conferences.
  • Volunteering in the community.
  • Engaging in service learning.
  • Completing internships.
5

Hlth 3101

Hlth 4000

Hlth 4996

 

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