University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Health Promotion

Public Health

Graduates in Public Health are health education specialists who are likely to pursue career paths as: health educators working for hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, private business, and colleges and universities.

Marketable Skills

Students will develop the following skills:

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  • Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation
  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will learn:

  • Health behavior, use of effective mechanisms to help individuals make informed decisions about lifestyle modifications
  • Health education techniques

Degree Plan

HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
Select three of the following:9
Health Perspectives in Aging
Substance Use & Society
Death, Dying and Bereavement
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Health Cnrns of Preadol & Adol