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Description

Undergraduate sstudents in the Department of Public Health & Health Education can choose from one of two programs:

Admission to the Major

Any undergraduate student can declare a major within the Department of Public Health & Health Education.

The Public Health & Health Education faculty has a professional responsibility to deny admission or continuation in any of its undergraduate or graduate programs to any student whose level of performance and/or personal characteristics or dispositions do not adequately meet academic, professional, or ethical standards.

Public Health

Description

The undergraduate program in Public Health provides students with an array of health content courses and skills-based methods courses that prepare candidates to work in a variety of settings, including county and state health departments, disease-specific organizations, worksite wellness programs, non-governmental health agencies, and college health promotion programs.

The capstone experience, a 12-credit internship, provides candidates an opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills developed in courses within an established public health organization. Program faculty provide support to candidates in locating internship opportunities that complement career goals and interests.

The Public Health program prepares candidates to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students enrolled in the Public Health program must earn a grade of "C" or higher (a grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement) in each required public health course (PBH courses) and each required course taken outside of the Department of Public Health & Health Education to complete this program. In addition, students must achieve a minimum 2.5 grade point average for all course work completed at Brockport to enroll in PBH 492, PBH 493, PBH 460, and PRO 496.

Required Courses Outside of Public Health and Health Education (7-11 credits)

  • PSH 110 Principles of Psychology

Students should note that BIO 321 and BIO 322 have prerequisites.

Health-Related Content Courses (15 credits)

Candidates must complete 15 credits of content courses from the following list:

  • PBH 311 Nutrition (3 credits)
  • PBH 312 Mental Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 313 Introduction to Safety (3 credits)
  • PBH 314 Family Life (3 credits)
  • PBH 409 Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
  • PBH 419 Human Sexuality (3 credits)
  • PES 335 Physiology of Exercise and Sport (4 credits)

BIO 221 is a prerequisite for PES 335.

Required Public Health Education Core Courses (42 credits)

  • PBH 302 Foundations of Public Health Education (3 credits)
  • PBH 317 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 303 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 410 Introduction to Health Policy (3 credits)
  • PBH 488 Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PBH 320 Health Behavior Theory (3 credits)

PBH 488 and PBH 302 are prerequisites for PBH 320

  • PBH 495 Health Research (3 credits)

PBH 317 and PBH 488 are prerequisites for PBH 495

  • PBH 492 Health Communication (3 credits)
  • PBH 493 Program Planning (3 credits)
  • PBH 460 Leadership in Health Education (3 credits)

PBH 492, PBH 493, and PBH 460 are taken during the fall semester of the senior year. PBH 302, PBH 317, and PBH 488 are prerequisites for these courses.

  • PRO 496 Practicum in Public Health Education (12 credits)

All Public Health Education requirements must be completed prior to completing PRO 496.

Consumer Health

Description

The 30-credit Consumer Health program within the Department of Public Health and Health Education is an approved academic major for students seeking Childhood Inclusive Education certification. The Consumer Health Concentration may also complement a related second major, such as Psychology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, or Women and Gender Studies.

The program consists of five required courses and 15 credits of health content electives. Students interested in becoming a public health professional or sitting for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam should speak with an advisor about our program in Public Health.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each course applied to the major.

Required Courses

  • PBH 317 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 488 Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PBH 495 Health Research (3 credits)
    • EDI/PES student teaching, Honors Research Project, or Delta College Research Project may be substituted for the capstone experience, however, an additional three (3) credits in content courses must be completed.
    • PBH 488 is a prerequisite for PBH 495
    • PBH 302 Foundations of Health Education (3 credits)
    • PBH 416 Consumer Health (3 credits)

Health-Related Content Courses (15 credits)

Candidates must complete 15 credits of content courses from the following list:

  • PBH 230 Public Health Strategies on College Campuses (3 credits)
  • PBH 303 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 306 Contemporary Issues in Health (3 credits)

PBH 306 is an uppe-division writing course for the Inclusive Childhood Education Program.

  • PBH 311 Nutrition (3 credits)
  • PBH 312 Mental Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 313 Introduction to Safety (3 credits)
  • PBH 314 Family Life (3 credits)
  • PBH 402 Women's Health (3 credits)
  • HCS 409 Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
  • PBH 419 Human Sexuality (3 credits)
  • PBH 426 HIV/AIDS: Issues and Implications (3 credits)
  • PBH 450 Global Health (3 credits)
    • PBH 450 is an upper-division writing course for the Inclusive Childhood Education Program.
    • PBH 488 is a prerequisite for PBH 450.
  • PBH 471 Childhood and Adolescent Stress (3 credits)
  • PBH 489 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PBH 490 Selected Topics in Health Science (3 credits)
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