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.
Next start date: 01/11/2021
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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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 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
- 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
- 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.
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:
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.
Barrett honors scholars.
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