Health Communication - Coastal Carolina University
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Health Communication Concentration

The concentration in Health Communication teaches you how to design health messages, campaigns, and how to effectively communicate about health in interpersonal and group settings. This innovative program focuses on how patients, practitioners, and the general public communicate about highly complex scientific and culturally-sensitive topics. 

BA Health Communication - Communication



Experiential Opportunities

For students in the Health Communication concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.


Wally Campaign


Teal Nation Communications

Internships with Doctor's Offices




(8 Courses)

COMM 140 - Modern Human Communication: Principles and Practices
COMM 150 - Media, Self and the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Foundations of Journalism


2 upper-division (300 or 400-level course) in Communications, Communication, Languages, and Culture or Journalism

(6 Courses)

COMM 311 - Health Communication
COMM 340 - Media Effects
COMM 411 - Health and the Media
COMM 412 - Interpersonal Health Communication
JOUR 309 - Introduction to Public Relations and Integrated Communication


1 upper-division (300/400) level course in Public History, Communications, or Journalism

(1 Course)

COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project

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Program Faculty Spotlight

The faculty members in Health Communication conduct active research projects and campaign consulting work, often involving students.

Priscilla Meyers

Christina Selby

Associate Professor of Health Communication

Health and the Media, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal Health Communication

Jonathan Doe

Kyle Holody

Associate Professor of Communication

Media Effects, Controversial Health Topics, Body Image


Jeanne Stewart

Lecturer of Communication

Modern Human Communication, Health Communication

Amanda Green
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Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (Highschool, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport


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Program Contact

Kyle J. Holody, Assistant Professor, Communications, Languages and Cultures

Kyle J. Holody
Chair, Communication, Media, and Culture

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