The Health Education Specialty Track comprises an in-depth exploration of
instructional techniques and curriculum development methods. The required
courses offer students advanced insight into effective public health education
in a concentrated, specialized structure. For those interested in pursuing careers as health educators, teachers, and trainers, this set of courses provides
an opportunity to develop new, specialized skills that can be applied directly
to the workplace.
The courses offer both a practical and theoretical examination of
instruction. You will gain advanced knowledge of various learning theories and
styles, while practicing techniques that help create an educational environment
to support a student’s development. You will also complete coursework that
focuses on the creation, implementation, and evaluation of new curriculum in
This course will provide an overview of education within the healthcare environment and specifically address all aspects of the teaching-learning process including learning theories, learner characteristics, assessment, health literacy, and strategies for the provision of optimal instructional experiences. Emphasis is placed on the integration of these principles into professional practice.
This course will provide an overview of the facets involved in designing sound instruction for health care programs. Specifically the course will address the phases of the ADDIE process to include analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating learning initiatives.
This course will examine the process of curricular development for health programs. Focus will be placed on examining internal and external influences on the academic planning process using systematic planning and evaluative models for curricular development and decision making. Emphasis will be placed on the role of leadership in establishing an educational environment to support successful health curricular programs.
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