36 Hour Thesis

Program of Study

Before the first semester, students will meet with their adviser and, if selected, their supervisory committee to map out their program of study.  In addition to specifying coursework in the various categories, the program of study includes projected dates (semesters) for the final thesis defense, and a projected month and year for graduation. The dates may change, but the student, adviser, and supervisory committee (when indicated) begin work with a projected calendar. If changes are made to the plan of study the advisor must approve the changes and note those changes on the original program of study planning sheet in the student’s academic file.

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Required Core Coursework (18 credits)

Credit Hours


  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Course Number


  • HSC 6037
  • HSC 6318
  • PHC 6001
  • HSC 6603
  • HSC 6712
  • HSC 6735

Course Title


  • Philosophy & Principles of Health Education
  • Planning Health Education Programs
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Theories of Health Education and Practice
  • Evaluating Health Education Programs
  • Research Methods in Health Education

 

Elective Coursework (9 credits)

Tier I (complete a minimum of 3 credits from among these courses)

Credit Hours


  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Course Number


  • HSC 5956
  • HSC 6637
  • HSC 6665

Course Title


  • Writing for Professional Publications
  • Social Marketing and Health
  • Health Communication

Tier II (complete a minimum of 6 credits from among these courses)

Credit Hours


  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Varies
  • Varies
  • Varies
  • Varies
  • Varies

Course Number


  • HSC 5135
  • HSC 5138
  • HSC 5142
  • HSC 5536
  • HSC 5576
  • HSC 5618
  • HSC 5925
  • HSC 6235
  • HSC 6575
  • HSC 6595
  • HSC 6629
  • HSC 6646
  • HSC 6695
  • HSC 6935
  • HSC 6850
  • HSC 6904
  • HSC 6905
  • HSC 6910
  • HSC 6940

Course Title


  • Emotional Health Education
  • Human Sexuality Education
  • Drug Education
  • Medical Terminology for the Health Professions
  • Nutrition Education for Special Populations
  • Adv Exercise Therapy, Adapted Physical Activity & Health
  • Determinants of Obesity
  • Patient Health Education
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Health Promotion Programs for Priority Populations
  • Community Injury Prevention and Control
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Current Topics in Health Education
  • Internship in Health Education (1-3; max 3)
  • Readings in Health Education (1-3; max 3)
  • Independent Study in Health Education (1-3; max 3)
  • Supervised Research (1-3; max 3)
  • Supervised Teaching (1-3; max 3)
Note: 1000-4000 level courses within the department and 1000-2000 level courses outside the department are not eligible to count toward the graduate degree requirements.  You must obtain approval from your adviser before registering for any 1000-4000 level courses.

 

Thesis Coursework (9 credits)

Credit Hours


  • 9

Course Number


  • HSC 6971

Course Title


  • Masters Research (Graded S/U)
**Prior to graduating, each student must successfully complete his/her thesis and present their work in written form to meet the guidelines approved by the University of Florida Graduate School. The student must also orally present and defend their work before their thesis committee in an open forum.

Transfer of Credit

Masters students can request to transfer up to 9 credits of previous health education graduate coursework, or 12 credits from an approved combined degree program (no more than 7 years old) toward requirements for the M.S. degree. Only graduate lecture coursework with grades of B or higher may be considered for transfer (no supervised reading, independent study, supervised teaching, supervised research, internship, thesis credit, etc.).

Final Comprehensive Examination (CHES)

During the final semester of their programs, students must provide the Graduate Program Coordinator with documentation which confirms that the student has registered to complete the CHES examination.  Students who plan to graduate during the summer must sit for the April exam.  Students must visit the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing website to determine dates, locations, and registration procedures for the CHES examination. Students cover registration charges and any other costs related to completing the examination.