School and Community Health

Students may choose to select the dual concentration which incorporates the required courses of both the School Health and Community Health concentrations. Students who select and complete this concentration will be prepared to work in community health settings and also will be eligible for certification to teach grades PreK-12. Students in the School and Community Health concentration must meet the requirements for admission to the professional education program and to internship. Prior to internship, individuals must pass the Praxis Core test or have qualifying scores for the ACT or SAT.  Students should schedule and pass the Praxis Core test before their junior year.

To exit the School Health Teacher program successfully, candidates must have maintained a 2.50 overall GPA, 2.75 in Health courses and 3.0 in Education courses. The state of Maryland requires candidates to pass Praxis II in order to be certified to teach.

Students in the Health Education and Promotion major must select one of three concentrations: Community Health; School Health; or School & Community Health.  All students must complete 52 units of required courses (25 units of prerequisites and 27 units of professional courses) plus the requirements of their selected concentration.

Requirements for the Major

Required Prerequisites
BIOL 191
191L
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS [LECTURE]
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS [LAB]
4
CHEM 121
121L
ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
and ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
BIOL 221
221L
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LECTURE]
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LAB]
4
BIOL 222
222L
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LECTURE]
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LAB]
4
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
COMM 131PUBLIC SPEAKING3
PSYC 203HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
or PSYC 201 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
or SCED 305 ADOLESCENT LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND DIVERSITY
Health Education Professional Courses
HLTH 101WELLNESS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
HLTH 207HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.3
HLTH 222FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
HLTH 311CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE3
HLTH 315CURRICULUM AND PLANNING3
HLTH 402HEALTH COMMUNICATION3
HLTH 425INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS IN HEALTH EDUCATION3
HLTH 430ORGANIZATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS3
HLTH 432MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION3
Total Units52

Please note: Enrollment in BIOL 221BIOL 221LBIOL 222, and BIOL 222L. is limited to two attempts including withdrawals. Exceptions to this limit may be requested by contacting the Course Coordinator.

Requirements for School and Community Health Concentration

Required Community Health Courses
HLTH 310INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH3
HLTH 435INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY3
HLTH 451INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH3
Required School Health Courses
HIST 145HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR3
or HIST 146 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
EDUC 202HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: AMERICA'S URBAN SCHOOLS3
HLTH 103EMC, FIRST AID AND SAFETY3
HLTH 204NUTRITION AND WEIGHT CONTROL FOR THE CONSUMER3
HLTH 208MENTAL HEALTH, STRESS MANAGEMENT, AND CRISIS INTERVENTION3
HLTH 220SEXUALITY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
HLTH 405DRUGS IN OUR CULTRE3
SPED 301INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
SCED 341PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY EDUCATION4
SCED 460USING READING AND WRITING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS4
SCED 461TEACHING READING IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT AREAS3
Internship
HLTH 487INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL HEALTH 16
HLTH 421FIELD WORK IN COMMUNITY HEALTH 16
Total Units56

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3ENGL 102 (Core 2)3
HLTH 101 (Core 11)3HLTH 2223
BIOL 191
191L (Core 7)
4PSYC 101 (Core 6)3
SOCI 101 (Core 6)3CHEM 121
121L (Core 8)
4
Core 33COMM 131 (Core 5)3
 16 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
BIOL 221
221L
4BIOL 222
222L
4
HLTH 2073Core 43
HLTH 2083HLTH 220 (Core 13)3
HLTH 2043EDUC 202 (Core 10)3
HIST 145 or 1463Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 16 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
HLTH 315 (Core 9)3SPED 3013
HLTH 3113HLTH 4323
HLTH 1033HLTH 4053
SCED 3414SCED 4613
SCED 4604Core 12 or 143
 17 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Core 12 or 143HLTH 3876
HLTH 4253HLTH 4216
HLTH 4303 
HLTH 4353 
 12 12
Total Units 120
  1. Using technology, students will identify, analyze and evaluate major and micro influences (e.g. demographic, social and political), and how these affect individual and population health behaviors and outcomes.
  2. Students will write clearly, logically and succinctly in standard professional prose with well-referenced developmental detail appropriately cited according to APA standards.
  3. Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors in the field of health education exhibiting appropriate intrapersonal and interpersonal social skills with management, staff or students in ways that promote effective work and/or learning environments.