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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Major Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/health/community/major.html

 Community Health Education: 50 Semester Credits

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.

Required Courses in General Education

  • HLTH 101: Health & the Environment (3) (GE, Goal Area 10)
  • HLTH 212: Consumer Health (3) (GE, Goal Area 2)
  • CHEM 104, 106, 111 or 201: (3) (GE, Goal Area 3, Non Lab)
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3) (GE, Goal Area 1B)

Major Common Core Courses: 44 Semester Credits

  • HLTH 260: Introduction to Health Education (4) (HLTH 101 Prerequisite/Co-Req)
  • HTLH 361: Health Communication and Advocacy (4) (HLTH 260 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 380W: Health Education Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating 1 (3) (HLTH 260 Prerequisite; HLTH 361 Pre/Co-req)
  • HLTH 454: Chronic and Infectious Diseases (3) (BIO 310 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 460: Introduction to Epidemiology (3) 
  • HLTH 475: Biostatistics (3) (MATH 110 or higher Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 480: Health Education Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating 2 (3) (HLTH 380W Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 482: Administration and Grant Writing in Health Education (4) (HLTH 380W Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 495: Senior Seminar in Health Education (1) (HLTH 380W Prerequisites/Co-Req)
  • HLTH 496: Internship in Health Education (9) (Prerequisites All Major Common Core Courses)
  • BIOL 220: Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIO 310: Human Physiology (4) (Prerequisites BIO 220 and CHEM 104, 106, 111 or 201)  Alternates to BIO 310: BIO 230 or BIO 330 (4)

All programmatic courses must receive a "C" or higher

Major Unrestricted Electives: 6 Semester Credits

In addition to the Major Common Core, choose 6 credits from the following list, with a minimum of 3 credits at 300/400 level. To be selected after consultation with academic advisor.

  • FCS 242:  Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) (CHEM 106 or 111, BIO 220 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 210: First Aid and CPR (3)
  • HLTH 211: Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (3) (GE, Goal Area 7, Gold)
  • HLTH 225: Intro to Alcohol and Drug Studies (3)
  • HLTH 240: Drug Education (3)
  • HLTH 311: Family Life and Sex Education (3)
  • HLTH 315: Holistic Health and Wellness (3)
  • HLTH 321: Medical Terminology (3)
  • HLTH 400: Women's Health (3)
  • HLTH 410: Current Health Issues (3)
  • HLTH 417: Principles of Wellness Coaching (3)
  • HLTH 440: Teaching First Aid & CPR (2)
  • HLTH 441: Death Education (3)
  • HLTH 450: Environmental Health (3)
  • HLTH 451: Emotional Health and Stress (3)
  • HLTH 455: Health and Aging (3)
  • HLTH 456: Assessment of Chemical Dependency (3) (Alcohol and Drug Studies Majors and Minors)
  • HLTH 459: Critical Topics in Health (3)
  • HLTH 465: Health Care Delivery in the US (3)
  • HLTH 466: Global Health (3)
  • HLTH 467: Public Health Law (3)
  • HLTH 469: Co-Occurring Disorders (3) (Alcohol and Drug Studies Majors and Minors)
  • HLTH 477: Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies (3)
  • HLTH 488: Worksite Health Promotion (3)
  • HLTH 491: Directed Research in Health Science (1-6)

Minimum Number of Hours for Graduation: 120 Credit Hours, Minimum of 40 Credits at 300 and 400 Level

Additional Program Information

Students must earn a "C" or better in all required general education courses (except Chemistry), required major courses (except Human Anatomy), and elective courses in the Community Health Education major.  Students must also maintain a G.P.A. of 2.5 or better in the major (required general education, and required elective courses).  A G.P.A. of 2.5 in the major is also required for graduation in Community Health Education

All major courses must be taken for grade.

Required Minor: None

Contact Information

Amy S. Hedman, PhD, MCHES

Associate Professor, Community Health Education Program Coordinator and Internship Director
Department of Health Science
213 Highland Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 389-5382