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Course Requirement

HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION DOCTORAL PROGRAM COURSEWORK

This course list or the Plan of Study can be downloaded HERE.

I. MASTERS PREREQUISITE COURSES OR EQUIVALENTS (30 Credits)

  • HED 64061 Foundations of HEDP (3 credits)
  • HED 64050 Health Behavior (3 credits)
  • HED 64063 Strategies in HEDP (3 credits)
  • HED 64062 Administration of HEDP Programs (3 credits)
  • HED 64030 Intro to Health Research and Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • HED 64051 Biobehavioral Aspects of Disease Prevention in HEDP (3 credits)
  • HED 64055 Needs Assessment/Program Planning (3 credits)
  • HED 64080 Advocacy and Policy Issues in HEDP (3 credits)
  • HED 64057 Evaluation of HEDP Programs (3 credits)
  • HED 64059 Communication and Marketing in HEDP (3 credits)

II. DOCTORAL CORE REQUIREMENTS (24 Credits)

  1. HED 81400 Research Dissemination and Professional Writing in HEDP (3 credits)
  2. HED 81150 Seminar in Professional Development (3 credits)
  3. HED 80292 Practicum in HEDP (3 credits) Both
  4. HED 81450 Advanced Program Evaluation in HEDP (3 credits)
  5. HED 81550 Appl. Theory in HED Research and Practice (3 credits) Spring
  6. HED 81100 Residency Seminar: Synthesis of Literature In HEDP (3 credits)
  7. HED 81300 Health Education Practice (3 credits)
  8. HED 81200 Residency Seminar: Research Proposal Development & Presentation (3 credits)

III. Students must take all Basic Research courses and one of the Advanced Research courses.

Basic Research

  • EVAL 75510 Statistics I for Educational Services (3 credits)
  • EVAL 85515 Quantitative Research Designs and Application For Educational Services (3 credits)
  • EVAL 85516 Qualitative Research Designs and Application For Educational Services (3 credits)
Advanced Research
  • EVAL 85517 Advanced Quantitative Research for Educational Services (3 credits), OR
  • EVAL 85518 Advanced Qualitative Research for Educational Services (3 credits)IV.

IV. Students must take 6 Credits in SPECIALIZATION courses:

Six additional credits to be taken in an area of specialization such as School Health; Sexuality; Substance Abuse Prevention; or other specializations developed with Advisory Phase Committee.

V. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

Residency I & II must be taken during the last year of coursework during which time students must be registered for 18 credit hours taken across 2-3 consecutive semesters.

VI. DISSERTATION

  • HED 81099 Dissertation I 30 credits
  • HED 80299 Dissertation II Variable credits


In summary, course requirements for the doctoral degree in Health Education and Promotion are listed as follows:

  • Master level course requirement (prerequisite): 30 credits
  • Doctoral Course Requirements in Research 12 credits
  • Doctoral Course Requirements in Core Courses 24 credits
  • Doctoral Specialization Courses 6 credits
  • Dissertation 30 credits