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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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, 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.

ASU’s College of Health Solutions achievements:

The College of Health Solutions is committed to a rigorous, high-caliber education for students in health. The college prepares students to address the challenges facing populations to stay healthy, improve their health and manage chronic disease.

  • In the fall 2019, the College of Health Solutions had 6,758 students, 289 Barrett Honors scholars, 163 faculty members and $14.5 million in research expenditures.
  • 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.
  • ASU is #2 in the U.S. for online undergraduate degree programs (U.S. News & World Report).


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ASU’s College of Health Solutions has faculty with high-level expertise, in addition to cutting-edge approaches in research:

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

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Related Careers

According to O*Net Online, employment in exercise and wellness, kinesiology, and healthy lifestyle promotion is expected to increase 19-37% from 2010 to 2020. 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:

Example Careers

  • Certified health education specialist
  • Community health worker
  • Fitness and wellness coordinator
  • Healthcare professor


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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