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Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Community Health Education, Bachelor of Science


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Offered by the Department of Health Sciences
Professor Wright, K.
Associate Professors Maisner
Assistant Professors Bach, Decker, Feeney, Klesh, Lanzara, Materese, Oakes, Reynolds, Zaparzynski
Instructors Carapella, Dziuba, Ferrito, Greer, Korgeski, Kotchka, Marsiglio, Merrill, Powers, Runyan, Srendenschek, Sullivan, Varner


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health education is a growing profession.  Using Healthy People 2020 and the HESPA (Health Education Specialist’s Practice Analysis) Competencies outlined by the NCHEC (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing) as a foundation for the curriculum, students learn about preventative health strategies and health promotion.  This concentration is ideal for the student seeking a career that is not strongly science-based, but rather one that helps teach clients to live healthy lives.  Health educators work in medical settings, colleges and universities, public health departments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses.  Upon completion of the curriculum, students will be eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam if desired.

Program Objectives:

  • Prepare graduates who will promote the health of individuals and communities in regional and national settings.
  • 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. 

Total Credit Hours: 58


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