The Health Education program emphasizes behavioral and organizational change principles to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions that enable individuals, groups, and communities to achieve personal, environmental, and social health. It complements other professional fields such as education, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, nursing, health care administration, and preventive psychology.
The program follows a professional development focus, as many of the students are employed in the broad areas of disease prevention and health promotion and are pursuing graduate study part- time. The M.Ed. is a professional degree emphasizing applied research. The program requires a research-based culminating experience. The faculty has a broad range of interests, including health promotion, stress management, human sexuality, substance abuse prevention and control, and multicultural health issues.
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