Health Communication - Coastal Carolina University
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Health Communication

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. Learn about health as it relates to popular media, relationships, and strategic campaigns.

BA Health Communication - Communication

Minor Health Communication

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(7 Courses)

COMM 140 - Communication & Public Speaking
COMM 150 - Media, Self, & the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Principles of Journalism


Choose two COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

(6 Courses)

COMM 211 - Introduction to Health Communication
COMM 340 - Media Effects
COMM 312 - Popular Media and Health
COMM 313 - Relationships and Health
JOUR 309 - Introduction to Public Relations and Strategic Communication


Choose one COMM, JOUR, or PUBH 300-400 level courses

(1 Course)

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

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Minor in Health Communication

The Health Communication minor (starting Fall 2022) teaches about health as it relates to popular media, relationships, and strategic campaigns. Communication majors can choose this minor, unless in Health Communication concentration.



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.

LiveWell Peer Educators

Teal Nation Communications student-run firm




Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of health communication specialists.

MA Comm Explorer Block - In the Digital Studio - Added 10/12/18

Digital Production Studio

WCCU Radio



Program Faculty Spotlight

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

Priscilla Meyers

Dr. Christina Selby

Associate Chair | Professor

Health and the Media, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal Health Communication

Jonathan Doe

Dr. Kyle J. Hołody

Chair | Professor

Media Effects, Controversial Health Topics, Mass Shootings


Jeanne Stewart


Health Communication, Media Effects, Organizational Communication

Amanda Green
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Other Concentrations in Communication

Popular Certificates and Minors



Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

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

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

Get in Touch

Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the program's contact. You can also visit the department site or follow them on social media to learn more about the great work our students and faculty are doing.

Program Contact

Picture of Kyle J. Holody

Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Chair | Communication, Media, & Culture

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