Course Syllabus


This two-credit course is designed to give students practical hands-on experience of health promotion skills that a health promotion educator will use.
Note: This course code has changed from HS 401 to PUBH 401. You may occasionally see references to the old course code or title.




Required Resources

This course uses instructional materials that are placed in the introduction pages of each week. These materials are free to use.


Course Outcomes (CO)

  1. Develop community partnerships to impact health. 
  2. Illustrate effective leadership skills in public health practice.
  3. Describe the role a health education specialist plays in the community.
  4. Demonstrate various community health assessments.
  5. Explain how health policy impacts health outcomes.

Weekly Patterns

The table below displays typical weekly activities, due dates, and activity descriptions.

Due Date* Learning Model Activity Title Description
Midweek Prepare Quiz Weekly quizzes based on readings.
Midweek Teach-one-another Discussion There are discussions around weekly topics in most, although not all weeks.
End of Week Ponder and Prove Assignment These assignments are based on weekly topics.

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Students should expect to work six to eight hours per week.

Group Work

Students will do all of the discussion boards in groups.

Late Work

As a sign of professionalism and respect, you should complete your work on time. However, your instructor has the discretion to accept late work or extend due dates as appropriate.

Grading Scale

Letter Grade Percent
A 100%–93%
A- 92%–90%
B+ 89%–87%
B 86%–83%
B- 82%–80%
C+ 79%–77%
C 76%–73%
C- 72%–70%
D+ 69%–67%
D 66%–63%
D- 62%–60%
F 59% and lower

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by BYU-Idaho Disability Services. If you need assistance or feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established policy and procedures.

If you have any disability that may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact Disability Services as soon as possible, preferably before the beginning of the semester, in order to insure that you receive appropriate accommodations.

Disability Services Contact Information:

Other University Policies

Go to the Student Resources module to review the university policies regarding honesty, online etiquette, communication expectations, and many others.

Course Summary:

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