This area of study is for those students who want to pursue careers in community health promotion and disease prevention. As a result of the dedicated efforts of a team of South Carolina educators from the school and district levels, as well as representatives from institutions of higher education, the South Carolina Health and Safety Education Standards are now available for public review and feedback through an online field review survey.
Utilizing the seven areas of responsibilities for the health education specialist, students create programs for community, school, and private settings, learning to identify key constituents and the diversity of funding sources, both public and private.
Your youngster might be exposed to a variety of health themes in school: nutrition, disease prevention, physical growth and development, reproduction, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, consumer health, and safety (crossing streets, riding bikes, first aid, the Heimlich maneuver).
The Public Health concentration, approved by SABPAC (SOPHE/AAHE Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee, is designed to teach health educators about community and public health strategies so that they may influence changes in public health practice for people, organizations, and/or communities.
Graduate programs in the department leading to M.S. degrees are majors in Exercise Science ; Health and Human Performance , which has two concentrations: Health and Physical Education; and Leisure and Sport Management, which also has two concentrations: Recreation and Leisure Services and Sport Industry.