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Health Education and Promotion (HEP) Courses

Lower Division

HEP 240 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Fundamental concepts, theories and direction of health education and promotion fields. Exploration of career opportunities and future trends in health promotion. PRE/COREQ: HLTH 110 and PREREQ: ENGL 101.

HEP 293 INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION (1-6 credits)(F/S). Opportunity to gain knowledge and practical field experience in the field of Health Education and Promotion (HEP). Students will adhere to all HEP internship policies. Lower-division internships will count as elective credits. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

Upper Division

HEP 342 HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION METHODS (3-0-3)(S). Examines effective methods for assessing and planning health promotion programs. Topics include developing objectives, selecting interventions and presenting health programs. PREREQ: HEP 240.

HEP 344 HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY AND PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F). Evidence-based health interventions have a sound theoretical basis. Learn about the social and environmental influences that impact the initiation, maintenance, and change of health behaviors. Learn how to apply these principles when creating interventions focused on improving health and preventing disease. PREREQ: HEP 240.

HEP 345 GRANT WRITING I—FINDING THE MONEY (3-0-3)(F). Identifying and cultivating organizations whose mission matches with your program goals is the first step in the grant writing process. Learn the steps in the donor development cycle and know how to follow them to improve the chance of securing grant funding for your programs. PREREQ: ENGL 212 or HLTH 382 or PERM/INST.

HEP 346 GRANT WRITING II—WRITING THE PROPOSAL (3-0-3)(S). Nonprofits and government agencies use grant funding to support and expand programs. Learn the essential components of a successful grant proposal and how to develop a compelling case for funding. PREREQ: HEP 345 or PERM/INST.

HEP 440 HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION PROGRAMMING (3-0-3)(F). Utilizes the principles of health education and promotion programming and development to plan, implement, and evaluate a community-focused health program. PREREQ: HEP 240, HEP 342 and upper-division standing in Public Health.

HEP 493 INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION (1-6 credits)(F/S). Practical field experience in Health Education and Promotion. Opportunity to apply knowledge and theory learned in classroom to the practical setting. Students will adhere to all HEP internship policies. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: HEP 342 and PERM/INST.

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