The course of study for this Ph.D. program has been designed to prepare students for employment in faculty positions at colleges and universities as well as leadership roles in the United States Public Health Service and other community agencies. At the completion of the Ph.D. program, students will have:
1. Developed a clear conceptualization of the theoretical and philosophical basis of health education and health promotion.
2. Developed skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs.
3. Clarified the psychological and sociological influences on health education and health promotion.
4. Developed knowledge and skills to become independent researchers.
5. Completed a significant research internship experience.
(UA = HHE, UAB-Public Health = HB, UAB-Education = HE)
- Advanced Theoretical and Scientific Basis of Health Education and Health Promotion (HHE 605, HB 750, HE 705) 3 hrs
- Health Communications Research (HHE 607, HB 730, HE 701) 3 hrs
- Planning and Administration of Health Education and Health Promotion (HHE 606, HB 760, HE 710) 3 hrs
- Doctoral Studies Seminar (HHE 604, HB 770, HE 700) 3 hrs
- Multivariate/Multiple Regression Analysis (3 hrs)
- Advanced Epidemiological Research Methods (3 hrs)
- Data Management/Computer Technology (3 hrs)
- Evaluation/Research Methods (3 hrs)
Each Department may have other specific program requirements. Check with each department for additional requirements. If you want more information on the program and/or have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Dave Birch at (205) 348-4751.