The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Health Education program is designed to prepare individuals for the public health workforce with a special focus on entry-level employment as a health educator. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies. Students will be exposed to the principles and skills necessary to assess needs, identify factors that influence health behaviors, assess current health disparities and emerging issues influencing health, and empower individuals and communities to sustain positive changes to obtain optimal health. Upon completion, individuals will be prepared to serve the community as health education professionals who work in health behavior change venues.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
Formal application and acceptance into the program. Able to meet background check drug screening, health, and immunization requirements.
|FON241||Principles of Human Nutrition||3|
|HES210||Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR|
|HCR230||Culture and Health (3)||3|
|IPH101||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|IPH110||Principles of Health and Behavior Change||3|
|IPH112||Community-Based Health Education in Health and Illness||3|
|IPH280||Health Education Practicum||3|
|SPA117||Health Care Spanish I||3|
- Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
- Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112)
- Communicate effectively with the healthcare team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
- Explain the role of a health educator and goals of health education. (IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
- Describe the interrelationship between community assessment and identification of community health education issues. (FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
- Demonstrate a community collaborative planning process for health education programs focused on prevention and promotion of healthy communities. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
- Incorporate empowerment strategies in health promotion programs. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
- Use appropriate health education methods when assisting individuals, groups, families, and communities from both normative majority and historically marginalized populations. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
- Implement developmentally appropriate health promotion strategies that facilitate behavioral change in individuals, families, aggregate populations, or community groups. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
- Monitor and evaluate health education/promotion efforts to achieve improved health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)