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  Dec 16, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog

Community Health Track, Arts and Sciences AA: 186A


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(R): 186A

This AA track prepares students to enter a diverse, people-oriented field in which professionals work to promote lifestyle wellness and improve the health status of society. Health educators assist people in making responsible decisions and changing behaviors to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Professionals in this fast-growing field are employed by public and private health care organizations, government agencies, hospital wellness centers, corporate-based worksite health programs, college and university health service centers, insurance companies, private health promotion corporations, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, family planning agencies, and health clinics, and as education representatives for textbook publishers and pharmaceutical companies. Graduates with school health degrees teach on the elementary, secondary, and college levels, in both private and public school settings. School health educators also qualify to work in many community and governmental agencies. Job titles include patient educators, health program managers, health education teachers, community health organizers, health promotion directors, and wellness coordinators.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Advising Worksheet and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

† Choose math according to transfer school.

‡ Consult with departmental adviser before selecting program lectives. Select from the following program electives: HLTH 121 , HLTH 125 , HLTH 131 , HLTH 150 , HLTH 170 , HLTH 200 , HLTH 212 , HLTH 215 , HLTH 220  and HLTH 230 . At least six program elective credits must be at the 200-level.

 

 

 

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


  • English foundation 3 semester hours  (ENGF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)

Distribution Courses


General Education Institutional Requirement


Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

† Choose math according to transfer school.

‡ Consult with departmental adviser before selecting program lectives. Select from the following program electives: HLTH 121 , HLTH 125 , HLTH 131 , HLTH 150 , HLTH 170 , HLTH 200 , HLTH 212 , HLTH 215 , HLTH 220  and HLTH 230 . At least six program elective credits must be at the 200-level.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe biological, psychological, environmental, and social factors that influence health.
  • Explain the impact of individual behavior on health status.
  • Define health education and list the skills/competencies of the entry level health educator.
  • Develop a health education intervention based on the assessment of controllable and noncontrollable risk factors that impact health.

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