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Health Communication

Department: Communication

Health Communication is the study of communication as it relates to health professionals and health education. It includes the study of provider-client interaction as well as the diffusion of health information through public health campaigns.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
BI 190
or
BI 290
Human Biology

Nutrition
3

3


sophomore standing
N

N
CM 130 Introduction to Human Communication
 

3

 
S
CM 132
or
CM 133
Message Analysis

Mass Media and Society
3

3
 
H

H
CS

CS
CM 200 The Art of Public Speaking
3
 
H
CS
CM 220 Group Communication
3
CM 130
H
CS
CM 230 Interpersonal Communication
3
CM 130
H
CS
CM 340 Intercultural Communication
3
CM 230
HI
CM 365 Organizational Communication
3
CM 130, CM 220 & CM 230
HS
CW
CM 400 CP: Communication Philosophy
3
CM 130 & CM 230
H
CS
CA 270 Infectious Disease & Society
3
 
EN 306
or
EN 311
Essay Writing

Professional News & Feature Writing
3

3
EN 110


EN 110
H


H
CW


CW
EN 315
or
EN 271
Technical Writing

Medical Writing

3

3

EN 110

EN 110

H

H

CW

CW

PL 235 Ethics of Health Care
3
 
H
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
 
S
SO 101
or
AN 151

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Anthropology

3

3

 
S

SI

 

 

PY 321 Health Psychology
3
PY 101
S
CM 490/495 Communication Internship
15
Junior/Senior status
H

Total credit hours = 63

Recommended Non-POE Courses
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 105 Organic Chemistry Concepts I
3
 
N
CH 106 Organic Chemistry Concepts II
3
CH 105, minimum grade C
N
BI 305
or
ND.SS 214
Biostatistics

Statistics for Social Sciences
4

4
BI 106 or ESS 100


N

S
QS

QS
HS 211 The Social History of Medicine
3
 
CA or HI

Study Abroad with courses that will strengthen your professional interests in such areas as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Business and Economics, Sociology/Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and /or Philosophy.

Additional Notes: All students with this POE must choose an advisor from the Communication Department. Professors Grace Fala is recommended.

Most graduate assistants in this field require a 3.3 or higher GPA and GRE scores of at least 500 in each subcategory to be competitive for assistantships.

Related Internships And Careers
Internship examples from former Juniata Students
Careers in Health Communication
Related subjects in Communication

updated 6.11

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