2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Education (B.S.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact
September Kirby, Program Coordinator
Intramural Building 116
E-mail: september.kirby@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
The health education program is designed to prepare students in conducting health education and health promotion activities in a non-classroom setting. The program objectives are to facilitate the development of professional skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation as well as offer a broad course work curriculum in personal and community health.

Majoring in health education is an excellent foundation for students to apply to various graduate and professional programs, which may include: medical school, physician’s assistant school, chiropractor school, physical therapy school, occupational therapy school, and health administration and counseling.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the health education major, students should be able to:

  • Think critically – utilize information obtained through various sources to solve problems related to academic and/or professional practice.
  • Work effectively within a group or team to solve a problem or task
  • Demonstrate competence and confidence in preparing health education/promotion programs to a variety of target populations.
  • Discuss current issues related to the field of health education

Academic Requirements
A minimum final grade of “C” is required in all Major Requirements courses.

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
Upon graduating with the health education major, students are encouraged to apply for and take the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.

Course Delivery Format
Instruction for the health education major occurs through face to face and online course delivery methods.

Requirements for Health Education Major: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences 

System General Education Requirements

Institutional Graduation Requirements

  • Goal #1 First Year Seminar: EHS 109  Credits: 2
  • Goal #2 Cultural Awareness and Social and Environmental Responsibility: NUTR 111  Credits: 3

College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120

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