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.
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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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.