HLED 553

Foundations of Health Education Online



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

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) 

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Last updated 7/14/19

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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