Aug 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Health and Physical Education/Community Health Education (non-teacher certification), BSED

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This program of study focuses on health promotion and disease prevention through community educational services. This track prepares individuals to develop trainings and implement curriculum focused on better health and educational outcomes. Graduates of this program can seek employment with health and education agencies involved in community-based training and prevention related to HIV/STI/AIDS, obesity, dating violence and bullying, communicable diseases, tobacco, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and/or pregnancy prevention. Students can specialize in several emphasis areas, including Communications, Aging Populations, Nutrition, Lifetime Physical Activity, Human Service, Child Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the NCHEC’s Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. This track does not lead to K-12 teacher certification. Requirements for the Community Health Education Track include the university’s Liberal Studies requirements, the departmental core courses, and the Community Health Education required courses. Students must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a “C” or better in all of the required core courses within this track.

Liberal Studies: 43

As outlined in Liberal Studies Requirements  section with the following specifications:


Natural Science: Option II

See requirements for Natural Science: Option II of the Liberal Studies Requirements Knowledge Area: Natural Science: One Option in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog

Social Science:

Liberal Studies Elective: 3

Major: 18

Professional Requirements: 24

Controlled Electives: 9-12

(Must choose one emphasis area from A-G)

Free Electives: 17-20

Total Degree Requirements: 120

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