Health Promotion and Education
Programs leading to degrees in health education center around changing health practices. Health education is an activist discipline and employs community development, organizational behavior, and applied communications strategies to influence knowledge, attitudes, social support systems, patient/provider relationships, and the alteration of access and availability barriers to care in promoting positive health practices. Health promotion is an important focus of the department. Courses emphasizing principles of learning, motivation, behavior change, program planning and evaluation as applied to health education constitute the basis of professional preparation.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999