Aug 23, 2019
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.
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.
A. Core Requirements (27 credits)
B. Required Professional Core (36 credits)
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:
Content and Methods in Education
Organizational Dynamics in the Family and Community
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.
A. Core Requirements (24 credits)
B. Required Professional Core (12 credits)
C. Professional Development (24 credits)
Biological Science (Choose 0-24 credits)
Physical Science and Mathematics (Choose 0-24 credits)
Social Science and Supportive Courses (Choose 0-8 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).
Students must be formally accepted into the School Health Emphasis before enrolling for Required School Health Core Courses.
A. Required School Health Core (33 credits)
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