Online Bachelor of Science in Health Education & Health Promotion

The B.S. in Health Education and Health Promotion, offered through the College of Health Solutions, is designed for students interested in preparing to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). The CHES® designation signifies that an individual has met required academic preparation qualifications and has successfully passed the competency-based examination.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Details

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion will gain foundational knowledge in health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation, as well as CHES competencies and learn about specific health education strategies for effectively delivering community and school health education interventions. Students will develop an understanding of various areas addressed by Certified Health Education Specialists (see NCHEC.org), including:

  • injury prevention
  • violence prevention
  • substance abuse prevention
  • sexual health education
  • emotional health education
  • foundations of school health education
  • social media and marketing in health education
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • stress for chronic disease prevention, and more

Skills will be developed in the areas of assessing and understanding population based approaches to effective health education and promotion. Students will learn methods for helping people make healthy behavior changes and lessen unhealthy behaviors by addressing knowledge, attitudes, skills, and beliefs in various settings including:

  • university wellness programs
  • community health agencies
  • hospitals and medical facilities
  • insurance companies
  • nonprofit disease prevention agencies
  • private health care organizations
  • schools
  • state and county health departments
  • wellness centers
  • and various employee health promotion settings

The program also includes a Capstone applied project experience in a pre-professional setting.

Looking for an in-person program? Explore the on-campus health education and health promotion degree.

Featured courses


CHS 340: Health Theory


EXW 450: Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior ((L or SB) & C)


HEP 102: Principles and Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion


HEP 348: Methods of Health Education


HEP 384: Preinternship for Health Education and Health Promotion


HEP 452: Health Advocacy in Health Education


HEP 454: Health Promotion Program Planning and Implementation


HEP 456: Health Promotion Program Evaluation


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator


Growth: 10.6 %
Salary: $81,630

Health Care Support Worker (General)


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $37,220

Health Practitioner


Growth: 13.3 %
Salary: $73,830

Healthcare Professor


Growth: 25.9 %
Salary: $97,870

Social Services Director


Growth: 18.0 %
Salary: $64,100

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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