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2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Health Education and Promotion - BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

University Studies Requirements for Major

Students must complete the General Education Requirements 

  •   will fulfill the Life Sciences (BLS) requirement for students in the Health Education and Promotion major

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • For most students, courses taken for the major will fulfill the requirements for Communications Intensive (CI) and for students in the Community Health and School Health emphasis, the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement will be fulfilled.
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS). 

Health Education and Promotion Major


New freshmen, transfer students, and students from other USU majors who have at least a 2.75 total GPA qualify to enter the Health Education and Promotion major. 

Course Requirements


The HPER Department offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion. The program offers three emphasis areas. The community health emphasis prepares students to work in state and local health departments, clinical settings, nonprofit health organizations, wellness centers, and private industry. The health science emphasis is intended for students who intend to pursue further study in a health or medical field or anticipate health-related employment not specific to a particular health discipline. Students in the school health emphasis earn a teaching license upon graduation and will primarily teach health courses in middle and high schools. Students in the community health and school health emphases will be well-prepared to sit for the nationally recognized Certified Health Education Specialist exam. Students must complete requirements for one of  the three emphases and must achieve a C- or better grade in all HEP courses. A 2.75 total GPA is required for graduation.

Community Health Emphasis (72 credits)


The Community Health emphasis offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion. The emphasis requires a total of 72 credits. Students must complete the 27-credit Core Requirement and the 36-credit Required Professional Core, as well as 9 credits selected from the list of elective courses.

C. Elective Courses (select 9 credits)


Students must complete 9 credits of elective courses, taking at least one course from two of the following three areas:

Health Science Emphasis (60 credits)


The Health Science emphasis offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion. The emphasis requires a total of 60 credits. Students must complete the 24-credit Core Requirement, the 12-credit Required Professional Core, as well as 24 credits selected from the list of professional development courses. 

C. Professional Development (24 credits)


School Health Emphasis (68 credits)


(only for students desiring teacher licensure)

The School Health emphasis offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion, and is an approved teaching major through the Secondary Education Program of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL). It is also necessary for students to complete an approved teaching minor (credits will vary). Students must complete the 33-credit Required School Health Core and the 35-credit Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP).

Note:


Students must be formally accepted into the School Health Emphasis before enrolling for Required School Health Core Courses.

B. Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) (35 credits)


Level 1 (15-week courses)

Prerequisite: Admittance to teacher education program

Level 2 (15-week courses)

Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program and completion of Level 1

Level 3 (includes 13 weeks of student teaching and 2 weeks of Student Teaching Seminar)

Prerequisite: Completion of Levels 1 and 2; Student Teaching Placement

Minimum University Requirements


Total Credits

120

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better

100

Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)

40

USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)

12

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 

3

General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 

 

 

 

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