Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Community and Public Health Promotion B.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of 24 credits.
  2. Minimum G.P.A. 2.75.
  3. Completion of College Math Competency.
  4. Minimum grade of B in FYW 100.
  5. Minimum of B- in HPE 102 and HPE 202.
  6. Submission of HPE 202 Faculty Reference Form.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all other required program courses, except for BIOL 108, BIOL 231, BIOL 240, BIOL 335, and PSYC 110 or PSYC 215, which, when needed, require a minimum grade of C.

Note: BIOL 108 fulfills the Natural Science category of General Education.

Note: BIOL 335 fulfills the Advanced Quantitative/Scientific Reasoning category of General Education.

Course Requirements

Core Foundation Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 240Biostatistics

4

Spring.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 101Human Sexuality

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 102Human Health and Disease

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 202Community/Public Health and Health Promotion

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 221Nutrition

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 233Social and Global Perspectives on Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 303Research in Community and Public Health

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 307Introduction to Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 410Managing Stress and Mental/Emotional Health

3

Fall, Spring.
 

HPE 431Drug Education

3

Fall.
-Or-

PSYC 217Drugs and Chemical Dependency

4

Fall, Spring.
 

PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

PSYC 215Social Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 300Health Education and Health Promotion Pedagogy

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 406Health Program Planning and Development

3

Spring or as needed.
HPE 419Practicum in Community and Public Health

3

Fall.
HPE 426Internship in Community and Public Health

10

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 429Seminar in Community and Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Concentrations

Choose Concentration A, B or C below.

A. Health and Aging

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GRTL 314/NURS 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 217Sociology of Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 320Aging and the Law

3

Annually.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 336Health Communication

4

Spring.
HPE 451Recreation and Aging

3

As needed.
NPST 300Institute in Nonprofit Studies

4

Fall.
NURS 312Death and Dying

3

Spring.
PSYC 339Psychology of Aging

4

Annually.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.
Total Credit Hours:82-84

B. Public Health Promotion

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 336Health Communication

4

Spring.
HPE 403Environmental Health

3

Annually.
HSCI 105Medical Terminology

2

Fall, Spring.
TWO COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 309Medical Anthropology

4

Alternate years.
ANTH 347Environmental Justice

4

Alternate years.
GEND 416/HPE 416Women’s Health

4

Annually.
HCA 303Health Policy and Contemporary Issues

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 431Drug Education

3

Fall.
NPST 300Institute in Nonprofit Studies

4

Fall.
PSYC 217Drugs and Chemical Dependency

4

Fall, Spring.
PSYC 230Human Development

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 424Health Psychology

4

Annually.
SWRK 200Introduction to Social Work

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.
YDEV 300Introduction to Youth Development

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:83-86

C. Women’s Health

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEND 200Gender and Society

4

Fall, Spring.
GEND 201Introduction to Feminist Inquiry

4

Fall.
HPE 416/GEND 416Women’s Health

4

Annually.
ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 332Gender and Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 336Health Communication

4

Spring.
GEND 355Women and Madness

4

Alternate years.
GEND 356Class Matters

4

Fall.
GEND 357Gender and Sexuality

4

Fall.
GEND 358Gender-Based Violence

4

Alternate years.
NPST 300Institute in Nonprofit Studies

4

Fall.
PSYC 356Psychology of Gender

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 342Women, Crime, and Justice

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:84-85