Curriculum

Course Descriptions - Required Courses
Course Descriptions - Elective Courses
Course Equivalents and ALE Prerequisites

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 10.5 credits of coursework to graduate. The program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. While it is possible to complete the program in two years, part-time students have up to five years to graduate.

Required courses total 8.5 credits, with two remaining elective courses. Internships, either paid or unpaid, may also be completed for 0.5 or 1 credit.

Required Courses

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HCOM502

Epidemiology – Biostatistics: Reading and Interpreting the Medical Literature

1

HCOM504

Introduction to Medicine

1

HCOM508

Technology and Design for Public Health

0.5

HCOM511

 

HCOM513

 

NUTR220

Writing About Health and Medicine

OR

Writing for Health Professionals

OR

Introduction to Writing About Nutrition and Health Communication

0.5

 

0.5

 

0.5

HCOM522

Changing Health Behaviors: Healthy People and Communities

1

HCOM525

Seminar in Health Communication/Applied Learning Experience (ALE) Project

1

HCOM544

Professional Communication 

0.5

HCOM548

Applications of Communication Theory to Health Communication

1
HCOM549 Media Strategies for the Health Professional
1

PH222

 

PH221

 

PH225

Survey Research Methods and Data Management

OR

Public Health Methods of Inquiry

AND

Qualitative Tools for Research and Programs 

1

 

0.5

 

0.5