Health Communication

Effective communication is vital to advancing public health policy and influencing behavior among populations. With this concentration, you can learn to influence public health education with public relations strategies that can promote public health awareness on a local or global level. With a focus on achieving positive outcomes in public healthcare delivery, this concentration can help you build a foundation in communication theory. In addition, you will explore how media planning, new media, and technology can disseminate health information across diverse audiences.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Concentration (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

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First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 1000 Course Foundations of Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3000 Course Environmental Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3100 Course Human Disease and Prevention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4000 Course Public Health Education and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4105 Course Healthcare Finance and Economics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4030 Course Planning Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4100 Course Evaluating Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4200 Course Public Health Policy for Social Change Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COMM 1003 Course Introduction to Mass Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 4001 Course Intercultural Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4380 Course Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)
And Choose an additional three from the following:
Course Code ENGL 2002 Course Professional Writing for Successful Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2002 Course Fundamentals of Public Speaking Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code COMM 2003 Course Writing for the Digital Age Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PREL 3001 Course Principles of Public Relations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MEDC 4102 Course Emerging Media and Global Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MEDC 3001 Course Communicating Through Media and Technology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MEDC 4101 Course Leveraging Emerging Media for Mass Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MEDC 4103 Course Emerging Media Design Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PREL 4103 Course Crisis Communications Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSPA 4030 Course Communication for Social Change Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 4900 Course Capstone in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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