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Transfer Admission Requirements

The Department of Health Education and Behavior, with a foundation in the social and biological sciences, focuses on health information and theory application. The Department offers one undergraduate major: Health Education and Behavior (Bachelor of Science in Health Education) with specializations in Community Health Promotion (CHP) and Health Studies (HS). Students learn techniques to promote healthy lifestyle choices in individual and group settings, with special attention given to diversity and culturally appropriate health education methodologies. Sites for research, student experience and employment include (1) local and state health departments; (2) State or national government agencies (i.e., CDC, NIH); (3) voluntary and non-profit agencies (i.e., American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood); (4) corporate and/or hospital-based wellness centers; and (5) employee wellness programs.  The Bachelor of Science in Health Education degree program allows students maximum flexibility to choose department specialization coursework during the junior and senior years that relates to personal interests in the health field. Students can focus their studies on interest areas in community and public health education, health promotion in the worksite setting or general health studies as they prepare for professional health occupations.  For more information about the work of Health Education Specialists, please watch Promoting a Healthy World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErBECLCWNOk\.

REQUIRED COURSES & GPA

Transfer students must earn their AA degree and complete specific prerequisite courses prior to their enrollment at UF. The BSHE program requires a minimum 2.5 (CHP) / 2.8 (HS) prerequisite course GPA and a minimum 2.0 lower division course and cumulative GPA.

HEB Transfer Student Information Handout


Community Health Promotion Universal Tracking Courses

  • MAC 1105 College Algebra (or higher-level MAC)
  • PSY 2012 General Psychology
  • STA 2023 Intro to Statistics 1
  • APK2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Lab (BSC2085/BSC2085L; BSC2093/BSC2093L)
  • APK2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab (BSC2086/BSC2086L; BSC2094/BSC2094L)
  • BSC 2005/L Biology I with Lab

Community Health Promotion Prerequisite Courses

  • SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology OR SYG 2010 Social Problems
  • SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking (SPC1600, SPC1608)
  • HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (HUN1201)

Health Studies Universal Tracking Courses

  • CHM 2045/L General Chemistry 1 with Lab
  • MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra (or higher-level MAC)
  • PSY 2012 General Psychology
  • STA 2023 Intro to Statistics 1
  • APK2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Lab (BSC2085/BSC2085L; BSC2093/BSC2093L)
  • APK2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab (BSC2086/BSC2086L; BSC2094/BSC2094L)
  • BSC2010/L Biology 1 with Lab

Health Studies Prerequisite Courses

  • SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology OR SYG 2010 Social Problems
  • SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking (SPC1600, SPC1608)
  • HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (HUN1201)

In addition, a well written Letter of Intent (required from all applicants) and a strong, consistent academic history are considered in the admission process.

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