Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion
Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion focuses on providing a solid foundation in health education program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. The knowledge and skills to assess community needs are developed through using existing health data as well as collecting primary data to determine needs.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion is designed to prepare you to serve as a health education resource by teaching you to develop and deliver health-related messages using a variety of communication strategies taking into consideration the factors that influence the process by which people learn. Coursework encourages the development of best practices to engage in advocacy for health education and promotion.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are interested in earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in the health sciences, consider an accelerated master's degree option. Refer to the general Progression Requirements section for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Assess needs, resources, and the capacity for health education/promotion in a variety of settings.
- Research and Analysis: Plan health education/promotion programs.
- Leadership and Teamwork: Implement health education/promotion programs.
- Communication: Serve as a health education/promotion resource person.
- Professionalism and Ethics: Advocate for health, wellness, and the profession of health education/promotion.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.