Catalog 2010-2012

Health Education

The Master of Arts degree in Health Education provides post-graduate academic training for individuals employed in or planning to seek employment as public health practitioners and health educators in a wide variety of settings including public, academic, hospital/clinical, community/non-profit, and corporate settings.  This degree program provides graduate level training designed to prepare public health and health promotion professionals to design, implement, and evaluate interventions working in a wide range of health, public health and health promotion areas. The post-graduate training program enhances the leadership and research skills of public health workers, preparing them for positions of progressive responsibility within their chosen career.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Division of Health Promotion and Education (within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services) for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30-34 semester hours is required, depending on the emphasis chosen. Additional hours may be required, if, upon entering the graduate program, the student needs background courses. The thesis option requires 6 hours of thesis research 410:299. The non-thesis option requires a research paper for 2 hours credit 410:299. A minimum of 12 hours, exclusive of 410:299 credit, must be at the 200/6000-level.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

 

Three emphases are offered on this major:

I. Health Promotion/Fitness Management Emphasis

Required:

  Management: 150:130.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:180 or Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:210 or 440:215.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:290.....3 hours

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:131; 410:166; 410:271; 410:290; 410:293.....15 hours

  Health Promotion Graduate Seminar: 410:289.....1 hour

  Physical Education: 420:253.....3 hours

Research:  410:299.....2 or 6 hours

  Thesis option (6 hrs.)

  Non-thesis option (2 hrs.) 

Thesis option.....34 hours

Non-thesis option.....30 hours

 

II. Community Health Education Emphasis

Required:

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:131; 410:165; 410:167; 410:220; 410:290; 410:293.....16 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:290.....3 hours

  Health Promotion Graduate Seminar: 410:289 (1 hr. each for two semesters).....2 hours

Electives as approved by the Graduate Committee: (including 6 hrs. 410:299 required for the thesis option; 2 hrs. 410:299 required for the non-thesis option).....12 hours

33 hours

 

III. School Health Education Emphasis

Required:

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:131; 410:290.....6 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:290.....3 hours

  Health Promotion Graduate Seminar: 410:289 (1 hr. each for two semesters).....2 hours

Electives as approved by the Graduate Committee: (including 6 hrs. 410:299 required for the thesis option; 2 hrs. 410:299 required for the non-thesis option).....21 hours

32 hours

 

The additional course requirements for this emphasis will be governed largely by teacher licensure requirements.