Mar 22, 2019  
Mansfield University 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Community Health Education, Bachelor of Science


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Offered by the Department of Health Sciences
Professors Sheehe (chairperson), Wright, K.
Associate Professors Evans, Maisner
Assistant Professors Decker, Feeney, Klesh, Lanzara, Materese, Oakes, Zaparzynski
Instructors Carapella, Ferrito, Greer, Hanlon, Runyan, Vosburgh


Community health educators work to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness by educating individuals and communities about behaviors that can prevent diseases, injuries, and other health problems.  Using Healthy People 2020 and principles of rural health as foundations for the curriculum, students learn preventive health strategies and, through the strong communication component, how to motive and enable individuals, groups, and communities to assume responsibility for their own health.  Health educators work in medical settings, colleges and universities, public health departments, nonprofit organizations, and private business.

Program Objectives:

  • Prepare graduates who will promote the health of individuals and communities in the region and the nation.
  • Provide an environment that promotes excellence and professionalism, and a commitment to lifelong learning for students and faculty.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess the need for health education for individuals, communities, and health professionals.
  • Identify factors that promote or hamper learning by individuals, communities, and health professionals.
  • Plan health promotion programs for health professionals and the public (individuals and communities) using evidence-based strategies.
  • Implement health promotion programs for health professionals and the public (individuals and communities) using evidence-based strategies.
  • Evaluate health promotion programs for health professionals and the public (individuals and communities) using evidence-based strategies. 

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