School Health Education

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    Master of Science in Health Sciences with specialization in School Health Education

    This specialization leads students to careers as school nurses, health educators, or physical education teachers. The corresponding courses relate directly to the school/community setting.

    Course requirements  

     

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
      Core - 12 credits   
    HLTH 614  Advanced Epidemiology 3
    HLTH 616  Techniques of Health Research 3
    HLTH 629  Health Education: Theory and Practice 3
    HLTH 660  Thesis or Department Project 3
      Restricted Electives - minimum of 9 credits   
    HLTH 504  Adolescent Health 3
    HLTH 603  Coordinating School and Community
    Health Programs
    3
    HLTH 630  Trends and issues in Substance Abuse 3
    HLTH 641¹ Methods and Curriculum in Health Education 3
    HLTH 647  Health Disparities in Diverse Populations 3
    SPEC 605  Introduction to Education and Psychology of
    Exceptional Children
    3
    PSYC 603  Developmental Psychology 3
      Elective Courses – maximum of 15 credits   
    HLTH 604  Community Nutrition 3
    HLTH 605      Environmental, Occupational Health and
    Safety
    3
    HLTH 610  Contemporary Trends in Community
    Mental Health  
    3
    HLTH 612  Community Organization for Health 3
    HLTH 620  Evidence Based Public Health 3
    HLTH 633  Consumer Health 3
    HLTH 635  Public Health Issues of Immigration 3
    HLTH 636  School Nurse I 3
    HLTH 642  School Nurse II 3
    HLTH 643  School Nurse/Health Education Practicum 3
    HLTH 645  Family Life and Sex Education 3
      Choose one of the following   
    HLTH 503  Defensive Driving Teaching Techniques 3
    HLTH 505  Contemporary Methods, Material & Evaluation in Driver Education  3
    HLTH 506  Trends and Issues in Driver Education 3
    HLTH 507  Principles of Safety and Accident Prevention 3

        ¹Required for students without an undergraduate course in methods and curriculum