Oct 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Health Education

Associate of Arts | HLTH.ED.AA | Transfer Program
Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0504 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The Health Education Program provides students with the opportunity to study the complex nature of health and wellness and provide learning experiences in human behavior. Course opportunities are designed to help individuals explore topics related to careers in health and health concepts focused on achieving optimal wellness. Several courses provide information about developing a healthy diet and physically active lifestyle. Students will participate in learning experiences through community service. Students may meet with department faculty to discuss transfer program options.

Graduates of the Health Education Concentration will be able to:

  • Analyze issues related to individual and community health
  • Apply concepts of fitness and wellness
  • Advise individuals in modifying lifestyle choices and enhancing healthy behaviors
  • Promote healthy lifestyles related to nutrition, wellness concepts, and physical activity
  • Provide First Aid and CPR

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Health Education Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 17 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 13 Credits

Program Total: 60 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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