on Feb 19th, 2009Appalachian State University an Offering of Healthcare Courses
The state universities and colleges are now venturing in offering an online degree programs as a way of responding the high demand of young individuals who are looking for venues in attaining a higher degree of education or continue their educational learning. One of the leading educational learning institutes in the country that is already start opening an online degree completion program is the Appalachian State University. As of now, it’s been observe that the Appalachian State University is offering online degree healthcare courses this summer of 2009 in order to take part for promoting health awareness or consciousness in the public. This online healthcare courses that will lead to Bachelor of Science degree programs and it were considered as the first online undergraduate degree programs that been offered by this university.
This online degree courses offering in Appalachian State University will be benefited several young individuals who will be venturing a healthcare career course program or employees in the different health-related corporations, educational institutes, government sectors in the country. This nontraditional educational learning system will allow several learners to venture a career change or that already completed their first two years of community college and still wants to continue their education. Since, enrollees of this health course program will take each two courses for each term in 3.5 years. The inclusion of this degree programs are the following: health, epidemiology, nutrition, environmental health, health risk appraisal, and behavioral changes of health. Along with this are the internship experiences and minor businesses will enhance this health degree programs.
According to Tom Fisher an executive director of Appalachian’s Division of Educational Outreach and Summer Programs that this health online degree courses will be a great help for the North Carolina in order to address their health and wellness concerns of their citizens in their area. These online degree courses will be incorporating online forums in order for the learners to use to correspond their faculty and classmates. In which, opportunities in regards to the field work will also be provided. The different instructors that will be assigned to this online program of Appalachian State University keep on developing the system in order to create a replica the teacher and learner’s interaction that usually happens in campus schools setting. In which, the faculty will be using a web conferencing tool that allows the learners to make some presentations online, do some chat via instant messaging or email. With these methods of online communication, the online experiences would become similar to traditional classroom setting.