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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC5030
Tracking Number - 1719

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-02-14
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-12-18
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640500 PUB001
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Jeannine Coreil
  6. Phone: 46698
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 5030
  10. Full Title: Professional Foundations of Health Education
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Foundations of Health Educatio
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: The study of the practice of health education in various settings, and selected historical, cultural, philosophical, professional, and ethical issues in the practice of education.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: In a review of the competencies needed by health education students it was determined that the original PHC 6500 Foundations of Health Education course needed to be two courses, one being this one for 1 hour to cover professional health education issues s
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This is a required course for all health education concentration masters students. This course will be highly desired to be taken early in one's coursework. Doctoral students with a health education background may opt to take this course as well.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD or equivalent in Public Health, Health Education/Health Promotion experience in health education.
  29. Objectives: COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, each student will be able to:


    1. describe and apply currently accepted definitions in the health education profession.

    2. compile and reconstruct the philosophical and historical developments of events and activities, which provide for the foundations of the discipline.

    3. summarize traditional and emerging roles of the professional health educator.

    4. identify qualities, skills, and career opportunities in health education.

    5. compare and contrast the purposes and objectives of professional organizations committed to the advancement of health education profession.

    6. describe the role of the health educator in schools, community settings, worksites, and health care settings.

    7. explain the certification movement in health education and the major responsibilities and competencies identified for an entry-level health educator.

    8. understand the importance of cultural diversity in public health education.

    9. understand the importance of personal and professional ethics.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Process/Student Learning Outcomes

    1. interact with health education professionals.

    2. utilize the professional literature in health education.

    3. retrieve a variety of health resources available through the library and online resources.

    4. facilitate group/class discussions.

    5. participate in class discussions in a well-organized, clear and scholarly manner.

    6. use APA style (5th edition) to cite references and prepare papers.

  31. Major Topics: History of health education profession

    Practice of health education in various settings

    Professional issues

    Ethical issues

    Cultural competency in health education

  32. Textbooks: 3rd edition, Randall Cottrell, James Girvan, James McKenzie, (2005) Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education. Allyn and Bacon: Boston, MA.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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