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Community Health Education - B.S.

COLLEGE:    College of Education, Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT:    School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Tel: 330-672-2197
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.ehhs.kent.edu/hs

DESCRIPTION:    The Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education gives students the necessary tools to plan, implement and evaluate health education programs for individuals, communities and groups. Recognizing the importance of promoting good health and preventing disease, the major features a 12-credit capstone internship experience during which the student works with a health educator in a community setting. Courses qualify students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students are admitted to health and human services programs and educational studies using the university admission criteria (see the Entering the University section of this Catalog), with the exception of the sport administration program, which requires a 2.75 high school GPA for entering freshmen and a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Selective admission criteria are used in some programs in the college. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required GPA. Students desiring to major in human development and family studies or speech pathology and audiology are admitted as pre-majors and later are accepted into the appropriate program only after specific requirements have been met. It is imperative that the student contact the individual school for detailed information. 

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 121 credit hours. Minimum 2.75 cumulative and major GPA.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
    None

STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES:    There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.   
PROGRAM FEE:    $50/semester   
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