Principles & Foundations of Health Education Online Course
This course provides the historical perspectives of health and health education; professional issues and ethics; credentialing; principles, practices, theoretical frameworks, and foundations of health education.
- PHE 101: Introduction to Public Health
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
About Principles and Foundations of Health Education
This course is your invitation to join the Public Health Education profession! If you're reading then, then you are likely interested and concerned about personal and societal issues that affect the health of individuals, communities, our world, and the environment. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe and apply currently accepted definitions utilized in the public health education profession: health, wellness, health education, health promotion, levels of prevention, morbidity, mortality, life expectancy, life span.
- Describe the responsibilities of health educators in different settings and delineate between the goals, strategies, and methods used in different settings.
- Identify career opportunities in health education.
- Describe skills to be an effective health educator.
- Identify major responsibilities and competencies for an entry level health educator as identified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. and evaluate your own abilities and skills in relation to the responsibilities and competencies.
- Describe key behavioral theories and demonstrate how they are applied: Health Belief Model, Theory of Planned Behavior, Social Ecological Model, Social Cognitive Theory, Self-Regulation, Transtheoretical Model, Precede-Proceed.
- Articulate how psychosocial and community theories are used to design, implement, and evaluate public health theories.
- Apply theories to culturally diverse and unique populations.
- Acquire skills in applying behavioral science theories and models to current public health problems.
- Describe cultural, social, economic and political influences on health
This course, as an introduction to the discipline and profession of Public Health Education, is a combination of recorded lecture, reading and writing assignments, student presentations, and quizzes. Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. There are 9 lessons designed to focus your study of principles and foundations of health education and to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes. Lesson topics include:
- What is Theory? Why is Theory Important?
- Health Belief Model
- Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior
- Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
- Social Cognitive Theory
- CHES exam overview; NCHEC Overview
- Public Health / Health Ed Careers
- Social Marketing
- Ecological Models
- Evaluation & RE-AIM Model
Required Textbook and Materials
All required reading materials are provided free within the Blackboard course.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle with setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.