2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

HED 301 - Foundations of Health Education: Purposes, Practice, and Profession

3 credits
Health-minded students interested in teaching others to protect and enhance their well-being are introduced to the health education profession. Students explore foundational and emerging issues underpinning the field; roles, responsibilities, and competencies of Certified Health Education Specialists; and major settings for professional practice. Informational interviews and key health organizations serve as a basis for professional growth and development. Ultimately, students apply their understanding of health and learning theories with an emphasis on Andragogy (teaching adult learners), formulate an initial philosophy of health education, and core beliefs about teaching and learning.