Health Education M.S.
Michelle Rowe, Ph. D., Professor and Chair
Department of Health Services
110 Post Hall
Louis D. Horvath, MA Graduate Director Campus and Online Programs
Department of Health Services
100 Post Hall
Health Education Mission
The mission of the Health Education program is to contribute to the health of all people through advances in theory and research, excellence in practice, and the promotion of public policies conducive to health. The program focuses on the professional code of ethics, standards for professional competence, research, and practice; on-going professional development; and public outreach. Core competencies match the public health model of health promotion, performing a needs assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating an effective program, acting as a resource in health education, health communications, application of research principles, and advancing the profession in practice. The curriculum reflects the responsibilities and competencies of Certified Health Education Specialists (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., 2010).
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Graduates of the Masters of Science degree in Health Education Program will be able to coordinate effective health education programs.
Objective 1.1: Graduates will be able to perform a needs assessment, plan, design, implement and evaluate health education programs specific to community needs.
Objective 1.2: Graduates will apply health theories to health education practice and research.
Goal 2: Graduates of the Masters of Science degree in Health Education Program will demonstrate information literacy in the field of Health Education.
Objective 2.1: Graduates will be able to analyze, critically evaluate, and draw conclusions from regional, national and global health data.
Objective 2.2: Graduates will be able to critically evaluate and apply current research in health education practice.
Goal 3: Graduates of the Masters of Science degree in Health Education Program will be able to will communicate effectively using the language of the health education profession.
Objective 3.1: Graduates will be able to write grants and reports using the language of health education.
Objective 3.2: Graduates will convey a professional image of confidence, competence and maturity in verbal and written assignments in order to engage audiences and encourage evidence-based interventions and practices.
Goal 4: Graduates of the Masters of Science degree in Health Education Program will be able to apply the principles of effective management to healthcare systems.
Objective 4.1: Graduates will commit to the stability, health and well-being of a healthcare organization.
Objective 4.2: Graduates will be able to train, delegate, coordinate, evaluate, and negotiate with others to promote health and well-being of a population.
Goal 5: Graduates of the Masters of Science degree in Health Education Program will have knowledge of and follow ethical codes of conduct.
Objective 5.1: Graduates will follow and promote ethical conduct reflecting Jesuit values, specifically the values of honesty, respect for persons, and justice.
Objective 5.2: Graduates will demonstrate the maturity to make decisions and to take professional responsibility for those decisions.
Objective 5.3: Graduates will act as global citizens, holding personal and career objectives that honor and serve the beneficence of people in need.
The M.S. in Health Education requires completion of twelve courses (36 credits hours): core Health Education courses (6 and electives in health studies or other related area (6 courses)s. Core courses should be completed early in the program. Electives are selected based on personal and professional goals.
|HED 551||Map Hlth Res, Pln, Pol Dev&Mkt||3|
|HED 552||Epidemiology and Com Health||3|
|HED 553||Program Planning for Wellness||3|
|HED 554||Curric Strat for Hlth Educatrs||3|
|HSV 550||Health Services Research||3|
|HSV 700||Integ Capstne Crs in Hlth Serv||3|
|Health Studies Electives|
|Select six of the following:||18|
|Bio-Psycho Char:Aging American|
|Employee Asst & Occup Health|
|Concepts of Mental Health|
|Women and Health Care|
|Concepts of Nutrition & Health|
|Stress and Crisis Management|
|Health Education in HIV/AIDS|
|Principles of Administration|
|Dir Research in Hlth Ed|
|Fieldwork in Health Education|
|Special Topics in Hlth Educatn|
|Health Care Organization|
|Psyc Aspects Chrnc Ill & Disb|
Up to two electives may be selected from HAD/EDU/ ODL/SOC with prior approval by the Program Director.