Integrated Public Health

Integrated Public Health Education

Integrated Public Health: Health Education
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2019 Fall
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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.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program. One or more of the prerequisite courses for a Required Course may be waived by Program Director depending on student experience and/or prior skills.

Admission criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program. Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required. Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.

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COM270Health Communication 3
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition 3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230Culture and Health (3) 3
IPH101Introduction to Public Health 3
IPH110Principles of Health and Behavior Change 3
IPH112Community-Based Health Education in Health and Illness 3
IPH280Health Education Practicum 3
SPA117Health Care Spanish I 3
  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  2. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  3. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (FON241, IPH101)
  4. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, SPA117)
  5. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health. (HCR230, HES210)
  6. Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH110, IPH112)
  7. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  8. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client. (COM270)
  9. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280, SPA117)
  11. Explain the role of a health educator and goals of health education. (IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
  12. Describe the interrelationship between community assessment and identification of community health education issues. (FON241, IPH110, IPH112)
  13. Demonstrate a community collaborative planning process for health education programs focused on prevention and promotion of healthy communities. (FON241, IPH110, IPH112, IPH280)
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