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Division of Health & Physical Education

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Health Promotion

Health Education


Professors--Jerry Braza, Linda Stonecipher

Associate Professor--Jessica Wolf Henderson

Assistant Professor--Peggy Pedersen


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Health Minor

The health minor should be planned with a health advisor. The health minor consists of 27 credit hours of courses with a HE prefix, of which at least 15 credits must be upper-division.


Student Outcomes

Candidates in Health will:


1. Plan effective strategies, interventions and programs based on assessment of individual and community needs.

a. Access valid, reliable and current data and data collection instruments
b. Prioritize needs based upon assessment of health-related data
c. Identify community resources and communicate with key stakeholders.
d. Develop goals and measurable objectives in collaboration with stakeholders.
e. Select theory-based and/or evidence-based strategies to achieve program objectives.


2. Implement and evaluate strategies, interventions and programs.

a. Analyze audience characteristics and assess equipment and resource needs for program implementation.
b. Implement appropriate strategies to meet program objectives including utilization of instructional technology or media.
c. Conduct formative assessments and adjust objectives or instructional strategies as needed.
d. Develop and implement a comprehensive program evaluation plan
e. Effectively communicate findings and recommendations for future practice to multiple audiences.


3. Coordinate, communicate and advocate for research-based practices.

a. Demonstrate collaborative efforts with community agencies and organizations to achieve common goals.
b. Describe skills, abilities and ethics needed in consultation relationships.
c. Demonstrate the ability to match information requests with appropriate computerized retrieval systems.
d. Select appropriate educational materials and communications to match diverse audiences.
e. Analyze controversial issues and changing social, cultural and political factors influencing health issues.




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Division of Health and Physical Education
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908

Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant

Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair

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