Foundations of Health Education - HLED 553

Foundations of Health Education
Health Education
Course Number
HLED 553


This course will examine the historical aspects of public health and how health education made an impact on health behaviors and outcomes.  Students will also be introduced to and analyze several different health behavior models including the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change), Health Belief Model, and the Precede/Proceed model. Students will also choose a community with a health issue based on the Healthy People objectives and national data to create a mock health education program.

Learning Outcomes

Describe the philosophical foundations of health education and promotion
Compare and contrast the different health behavioral models and how each can be used in program planning and evaluation
Distinguish between the different cultural, social, and political impact on health decisions
Identify and practice the seven Areas of Responsibilities and Competencies of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for health education specialists


Required Materials (Course Pack) 

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $140. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $1515 (3 credits x $505 per credit) + $138.00 Course Pack + $95.00 Textbook = $1748.00

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

*You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Last updated 10/24/18

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