2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Health Education and Health Promotion

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The Bachelor of Science (BS) Health Education and Health Promotion degree program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as health education specialists. The program prepares students with the foundation to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that advance the health of the community through application of evidence-based approaches within a Culture of Health framework. The program design aligns with standards essential for entry-level health educators and positions graduates to pursue the voluntary national certification as Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The degree will prepare students for careers in health education and health promotion in healthcare, government, university, business, community/non-profit, and school settings. A unique feature of the program is its' interdisciplinary focus on education and health promotion with a strong emphasis on teaching and learning best practices.


Technology Competency Skills

Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills                                             

Technology is threaded through our personal, professional, and educational interactions. To successfully manage these interactions - specifically relating to education and employment - our students must have the ability to navigate and operate essential computer functions, beyond social media. Demonstrating competency of basic technology skills is essential for the success of all Saint Leo University students.

Saint Leo University requires undergraduate students to demonstrate technology competency prior to degree conferral. These technology competency skills can be satisfied through a waiver exam, microcredential module, or academic course (COM-140 or equivalent, earning a grade of C or better within 10 years). Students should meet with their advisors to discuss options and establish a plan to satisfy the graduation requirement.

Technology Competency Skills Microcredential:

A self-paced, online module designed to develop and reinforce computer competencies and literacy. The module introduces general computer operations using current computing technologies and software. Selected topics include the Internet, security and safety, digital communication practices, operating systems, as well as creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this microcredential meets the Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills graduation requirement. Upon completion the microcredential, students will earn a digital badge. This badge can be shared as confirmation of demonstrated skill and ability. This course is not covered by financial aid.

Technology Competency Skills Waiver Exam:

Students may take the technology competency skills waiver exam to satisfy the Saint Leo University technology competency skill requirement. The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and the Internet. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. 

University Campus Only Course Requirements

University Explorations

Complete the following University Explorations courses for the requirements noted in parenthesis

MAT 151 - College Algebra  (University Explorations Math requirement)

PSY 161 - Introduction to Psychology   (University Explorations Human Adventure Requirement)

BIO 140 - Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab  (University Explorations Science Requirement)

BIO 150 - Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab   (University Expolrations Science Requirement) 

PHI 210 - UE: Thinking and Doing Ethics  (University Explorations Spiritual Life Requirement)



University Explorations (42 credit hours)

General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.

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