Health Education Specialist

Description
The health education specialist concentration is based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility, which include competencies and subcompetencies that define the role of the health education specialist. The concentration showcases competency-based skills and provides professionals a competitive edge to employers. Students will gain foundational knowledge in the field of public health education and health promotion, including program planning, implementation, evaluation and management, and other health education specialist competencies. Students will learn about specific health education strategies for effectively delivering community and school-based health education interventions.

 This concentration does not meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements, and thus does not qualify a student to apply for a Dietetic Internship.

 Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Required courses 24 credit hours

HEP/EXW 102 Principles and Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion (3)

EXW 340 Health Behavior Theory (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (or PGS 101); minimum 45 hours)

HEP/EXW 348 Methods of Health Education (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HEP/EXW 452 Health Advocacy in Health Education (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HEP/EXW 454 Health Promotion Program Planning and Implementation (3) (Prerequisite(s): EXW 101 or 102 (or EXW 290 or 300) with C or better; EXW 340 or 342 or 394 (Health Behavior Theory) with C or better)

HEP/EXW 456 Health Promotion Program Evaluation (3) (Pre- or corequisite(s): EXW 454)

HEP/EXW 466 Health Promotion Program Management and Administration (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HEP/EXW 476 Community Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): EXW 101 or 102 (or EXW 290 or 300) with C or better; EXW 340 or 342 or 394 (Health Behavior Theory) with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): EXW 446 or 456 with C or better)

Elective 1 credit hours

HEP 241/EXW 321 Consumer Health (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HEP/EXW 331 Violence Prevention (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HEP 241/EXW 341 Health Education Methods for Injury Prevention (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
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Online
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DARs Code

DARs Code

NHHEDSEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Health Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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