The 30-credit hour, non-thesis Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior degree program is designed for students seeking an advanced practitioner’s degree. A distinctive feature of this option allows students to choose a minimum of 15 credit hours of major elective coursework that matches their interests with faculty expertise to plan a program that achieves their professional goals. The degree prepares health promotion specialists to work in local, state, and federal health agencies, nongovernmental health organizations, patient care settings, and the private sector.
The 30-credit, non-thesis Pre-Professional Health Science Track is designed for students seeking a career in health care. This option allows you to choose a minimum of 12 credits of basic science elective coursework which are prerequisites for dental, medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and other health professional programs including 6 credits of undergraduate science courses (3000-4999). This degree track prepares students who are interested in graduate studies in the health sciences and/or pursing health professional training. Full-time students can complete the 30-credit hour M.S. options in one year.
The 36-credit Thesis and the 36-credit Project In Lieu Of Thesis Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior degree options are designed for students interested in improving their research skills through conducting evaluation projects and empirical studies, as well as pursuing advanced graduate study, particularly the doctoral degree. Students typically complete these options in about 4 semesters.
For more information, please see our website: http://hhp.ufl.edu/about/departments/heb/.
Degrees Offered with a Major in Health Education and Behavior
- Master of Science
Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
Health Education and Behavior Departmental Courses
|APK 6900||Directed Independent Study||1-5|
|APK 6940||Advanced Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science||1-5|
|HLP 6515||Evaluation Procedures in Health and Human Performance||3|
|HLP 6535||Research Methods in Health and Human Performance||3|
|HLP 6911||Research Seminar||1|
|HLP 6935||Variable International Topics||1-6|
|HLP 7939||HHP PhD Professional Development Seminar||3|
|HLP 7979||Advanced Research in Health and Human Performance||1-12|
|HLP 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|
|HSC 5135||Emotional Health Education||3|
|HSC 5138||Human Sexuality||3|
|HSC 5142||Drug Education||3|
|HSC 5315C||Teaching Health in Elementary Schools||3|
|HSC 5536C||Medical Terminology for the Health Professions||3|
|HSC 5576||Nutrition Education for Special Populations||3|
|HSC 5606||Spirituality and Health||3|
|HSC 5618||Advanced Exercise Therapy, Adapted Physical Activity, & Health||3|
|HSC 5626||Minority Health Issues||3|
|HSC 5657||Health and End-of-Life Issues||3|
|HSC 5925||Seminar in Health Education||1-3|
|HSC 5956||Writing for Professional Publications||3|
|HSC 6037||Philosophy and Principles of Health Education||3|
|HSC 6235||Patient Health Education||3|
|HSC 6318||Planning Health Education Programs||3|
|HSC 6567||Health Promotion and Programming in Gerontology||3|
|HSC 6571||Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion||3|
|HSC 6575||Women's Health Issues||3|
|HSC 6595||HIV/AIDS Education||3|
|HSC 6603||Theories of Health Behavior and Practice in Health Education||3|
|HSC 6605||Scientific Foundations of Holistic Health||3|
|HSC 6625||Trends in International Health||3|
|HSC 6629||Health Promotion for Priority Populations||3|
|HSC 6637||Social Marketing and Health||3|
|HSC 6646||Community Health Methods in Injury Prevention & Control||3|
|HSC 6665||Health Communication||3|
|HSC 6695||Worksite Health Promotion||3|
|HSC 6712||Evaluating Health Education Programs||3|
|HSC 6735||Research Methods in Health Education||3|
|HSC 6850||Internship in Health Education||1-12|
|HSC 6904||Readings in Health Education||1-3|
|HSC 6905||Independent Study||1-3|
|HSC 6910||Supervised Research||1-5|
|HSC 6935||Current Topics in Health Education||1-3|
|HSC 6940||Supervised Teaching||1-5|
|HSC 6971||Research for Master's Thesis||1-15|
|HSC 6973||Project in Lieu of Thesis||1-9|
|HSC 7904||Advanced Readings in Health Education||1-3|
|HSC 7905||Advanced Independent Study in Health Education||1-3|
|HSC 7937||Advanced Seminar in Health Education||1-3|
|PET 5936||Special Topics/Seminars||1-3|
|PET 6910||Supervised Research||1-5|
|PET 6947||Graduate Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences||3-9|
|PET 6971||Research for Master's Thesis||1-15|
Health Education & Behavior (MS)
SLO 1 Knowledge
Identify, define, and describe principles and foundations of health education/promotion.
SLO 2 Skills
Assess needs, assets and capacity for health education/promotion.
SLO 3 Skills
Plan health promotion programs
SLO 4 Skills
Implement health education/promotion programs
SLO 5 Skills
Conduct evaluation and research related to health education/promotion.
SLO 6 Skills
Administer and manage health education/promotion programs.
SLO 7 Skills
Serve as a health education/promotion resource person.
SLO 8 Skills
Communicate and advocate for health and health education and health promotion.
SLO 9 Professional Behavior
Illustrate the highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior when making professional decisions in accordance to the Unified Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession (Coalition of National Health Education Organizations, 2011)