Master of Education (M.Ed) Major in Health Education (Non-thesis Option)

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the 2017-2018 academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the 2017-2018 academic year can be found on the program’s web page. International students should review the International Admission Documents section of the catalog for additional requirements.

  • completed online ApplyTexas application
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts required from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work: 18 hours in health education
  • GRE scores not required
  • statement of purpose

TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with a major in Health Education requires 36 semester credit hours. As background prerequisites, a health education major is expected to have a minimum of 18 semester hours of health education course work on the bachelor’s degree. Students who do not have these hours may be required to complete leveling courses.

Course Requirements

Required Courses
H ED 5310History and Philosophy of Health Education3
H ED 5315Application of Quantitative Data Analysis in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research II)3
H ED 5312Reading, Writing, and Understanding Research in Health and Wellness Promotion3
H ED 5321Theoretical Foundations of Health Education3
H ED 5346Literature and Research in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research I)3
Electives
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Ethical Principles in Health Education
Health Education Leadership
Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Independent Study in Health Education Problems
Internship in Health Education
Minor
Choose a 15-hour advisor-approved minor15
Total Hours36

Master's level courses in Health and Human Performance: H ED

Courses Offered

Health Education (H ED)

H ED 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5310. History and Philosophy of Health Education.

Intensive study of historical and philosophical contributions to health promotion program development. Current political issues, public health issues, and influential cultural changes are examined.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5312. Reading, Writing, and Understanding Research in Health and Wellness Promotion.

This course provides practical experience in technical and professional writing skills. In addition, techniques to read and understand research in health and wellness promotion will be presented. Understanding application of research in school, community, and public health programs will be emphasized.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5315. Application of Quantitative Data Analysis in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research II).

This course focuses on the study of introductory and intermediate statistics and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on the application level of statistics rather than the theoretical and will highlight a) how to apply statistical models, b) how to perform the analyses with social science software, and c) how to interpret findings.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5320. Foundation of Public Health.

In-depth study of past and current public health programs. Department of Health Services personnel will be utilized as guest consultants to familiarize students with various existing health programs for Texas residents.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5321. Theoretical Foundations of Health Education.

This course focuses on the presentation and critical analysis of the role of theory in health education, the description of different theories being utilized in health education research and interventions, and the application of these theories to interventions and research.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5325. Ethical Principles in Health Education.

This course provides an in-depth analysis of ethical standards, principles, and behaviors related to the field of health education. Students will explore how to apply, monitor, and model ethical standards in the profession.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5335. Health Education Leadership.

Structured experiences for developing administrative leadership for health education programs. Included are leadership philosophy, staffing, programming, budgeting, public relations, facilities, and evaluations.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5340. Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation.

Course addresses application of professional competencies in health education and promotion programs. Topics include needs assessment, data gathering techniques, instrument design, data and statistics, interpreting, reporting, and application of findings for program development. Cultural competency and communication will also be covered.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5345. Issues in Human Sexuality Education.

This course provides for in depth study of sexuality education as a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming healthy attitudes, beliefs, and values regarding sexuality. Students will analyze information and educational resources for implementing and advocating for sexuality instruction through health courses, sexuality education courses, and programs.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5346. Literature and Research in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research I).

This course focuses on research models commonly used in health and wellness promotion. Students will learn how to design research studies using accepted research methods in the social sciences. In addition, students will write the introduction, literature review, and methods sections common in health and wellness promotion research.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5347. Independent Study in Health Education Problems.

Allows for independent study of one or more problems in health education that hold special interest or offer opportunity for professional improvement and growth. Open on an individual basis by special arrangement with the Division Coordinator. Repeatable once with a different emphasis. Prerequisite: H ED 5346.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5360. Internship in Health Education.

As an essential element in the preparation of health education specialists, this 240-hour internship provides students with professionally related experience. Students may work with diverse target audiences in health education settings. Internship is approved and supervised by health education graduate coordinator.

3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5374. Interprofessional Service Learning in Global Health.

This advanced course focuses on principles of international health and wellness promotion with global populations. Emphasis is placed on assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention strategies. Students explore roles of health educators collaborating with providers of health services to diverse populations. The course may be repeated for credit.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

H ED 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in H ED 5399B. Prerequisite: H ED 5346.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit