Catalog 2010-2012

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion major  requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.  Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

Public health education promotes the health of the general public using a wide variety of methods in a wide variety of settings. This major helps students acquire the skills and abilities to develop, implement, and evaluate health education programs. Our curriculum is tailored to meet national competencies for health educators. A degree in health promotion prepares students to sit for the National Certified Health Education Specialist exam (CHES).

A student declaring a major in Health Promotion will be required to have sophomore standing and a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all courses whether taken at UNI or transferred from other institutions. A minimum 2.50 GPA will be required for admission to 410:168 Field Experience in Health Promotion. To graduate with a major in Health Promotion a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all course work taken at UNI or transferred from another institution.

 

Required common core:

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:110; 410:112; 410:145*; 410:153**; 410:156**; 410:163; 410:165; 410:176**.....24 hours

Choose one of the following 4 options:

  Option 1 (33 hours)

  Option 2 (31 hours)

  Option 3 (29-30 hours)

  Option 4 (44-47 hours)

Total hours for option 1.....57 hours

Total hours for option 2.....55 hours

Total hours for option 3.....53-54 hours

Total hours for option 4.....68-71 hours

 

*This course has additional prerequisites as follows:

410:145 has a prerequisite of 250:180 or 800:072. 800:072 may be used to satisfy Category 1C of the Liberal Arts Core.

**410:153, 410:156, and 410:176 not required for Option 4, Environmental Health.

Option 1 - Health and Fitness Promotion (33 hours)

Required:

Health Promotion and Education: 410:005; 410:118; 410:131; 410:151; 410:155; 410:164; 410:168 (12 hrs.).

Physical Education: 420:050; 420:153; 420:156.

Option 2 - Women's Health (31 hours)

Required: (28 hours)

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:005; 410:020; 410:128; 410:151; 410:162; 410:168 (12 hrs.); 410:178.

Electives: (3 hours from the following)

  Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:057, 31F:155^, 31F:157^.

  Psychology: 400:060^.

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:125.

  Leisure, Youth and Human Services: 430:151.

  Communication Studies: 48C:142^, 48C:153.

  Humanities: 680:040.

Social Science: 900:020, 900:045.

  History: 961:146.

  Sociology: 980:167^.

 

^These courses in Option 2 have additional prerequisites as follows:

31F:155 has prerequisite of 31F:020; 200:030 or 31F:055 or 400:120.

31F:157 has prerequisite of 31F:057; 3 hours social science research methods.

400:060 has prerequisite of 400:001.

48C:142 has prerequisite of 48C:004.

980:167 has prerequisite of 400:001 or 980:001 or 990:011.

Option 3 - Global Health and Health Disparities (29-30 hours)

Required:

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:005; 410:138; 410:147; 410:151; 410:161; 410:167; 410:168 (12 hrs.); 410:178.

Electives: (select 3 hours from the following):

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:020, 410:125, 410:152/CAP:152.

  Social Work: 450:163.

  Communication Studies: 48C:151.

  Anthropology: 990:164, 990:167, 990:168.

Option 4 - Science Intensive: Environmental Health (44-47 hours)

This interdisciplinary emphasis is recommended for students who wish to prepare for careers as environmental health professionals as it provides experiences in the sciences and health areas. It also provides preparation for post-graduate study in the field of environmental health or public health.

Required: (33-34 hours)

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:005; 410:166; 410:168 (6 hrs.); 410:180#.

  Biology: 840:051; 840:052; 840:151.

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 and 860:048, or 860:070 and 860:063.

Electives: (select 11-13 hours from the following)

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:020, 410:138, 410:147, 410:152/CAP:152, 410:164, 410:178.

  Biology##: 840:140, 840:147, 840:150, 840:155, 840:168, 840:170, 840:180#.

  Chemistry and Biochemistry##: 860:132.

  Earth Science: 870:031, 870:171.

 

#These courses in Option 4 have additional prerequisites as follows:

410:180 has prerequisite of 250:180 or 800:072. 800:072 may be used to satisfy Category 1C of the Liberal Arts Core.

840:180 has prerequisites 840:100 and 840:140.

##These courses can be satisfied with appropriate selection of courses for completing the Biology minor.