Health Communication

Students participate in a Health Fair

The Health Communication concentration is one of three concentrations available in the Applied Communication major.  See the major page for more information.


Concentration Curriculum Requirements

The Applied Communication major with a concentration in Health Communication major consists of 36 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • ACL 3540 Strategic Business and Professional Communication (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 4700 Applied Communication & Leadership in Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 4900 Internship (3 s.h.)

Required Statistics Course

Select one course (3 s.h.) from the following:

  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • PSY 2500 Statistics for Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)

Major Electives

Select 12 s.h. from the following:

  • COM 1050 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 s.h.)
  • COM 2800 Mass Communications Theory (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3400 Theories and Techniques of Effective Listening (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3600 Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3700 Results-Oriented Persuasion (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3710 Effective Interpersonal Communication (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3750 Small Group Communication Skills (3 s.h.)
  • ACL 3900 Collaborative Conflict Management (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3400 Issues in Contemporary Leadership (3 s.h.)

Health Communication Concentration Electives

Select 12 s.h. from the following:

  • ATP 1200 Athletic Training Care (3 s.h.)
  • ATP 1590 Concepts of Athletic Training (3 s.h.)
  • ATP 2200 Basic Athletic Training (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3200 Business Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3210 Technical Writing (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 2000 Introduction to Healthcare Administration (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3400 Health Care Organization Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 4700 Foundations of Health Care Policy (3 s.h.)
  • PHI 3400 Medical Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • PSY 3360 Health Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3010 Introduction to Gerontology (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3050 Death and Dying (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3320 Methods of Social Research (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3450 Physiology of Aging (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3880 Special Topics (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3920 Human Sexuality (3 s.h.)
  • SWK 3800 Social Work with Older Adults (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3000 Community Health (3 s.h.)

Minor Requirements

Students may also minor in Applied Communication with a concentration in Health Communication.

A minor consists of 18 s.h. with at least 9 s.h. with the ACL designation.


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