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Utah State University

Description:

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion prepares professionals to help individuals, shop groups, online and communities to maintain or improve their health status.  Students gain a strong foundation in both the biological and social sciences.

Emphases:

Students must choose an emphasis.

  • Community Health: This emphasis prepares students to work in clinical settings, health nonprofit health entities, wellness centers, private industry, and federal, state, and local health organizations. Students learn to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate interventions aimed at protecting or improving the health of individuals, communities, and populations. Students in this emphasis are prepared to take the professional competency exam that leads to certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.
  • Health Science: This emphasis is for students who plan to pursue a form of advanced medical training and for students who are interested in working in a health or medical setting but are still exploring career options in those fields. In addition to a core of courses focused on health and wellness, this program gives students maximum flexibility to tailor their coursework to meet their specific career goals.

The Master of Health Promotion (MHP) degree is a two-year program that is geared toward current and future practitioners of health promotion. Health promotion includes the implementation of planned educational, environmental, or organizational activities that support or improve the health of individuals, groups and communities. The coursework is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to apply the degree in a professional capacity.  This might include public health, non-profit, patient, worksite or school settings.  While students in the MHP program will be required to complete rigorous research training, the primary focus of the degree is to acquire advanced skills in health promotion.

Degree Programs:
  • U: Health Promotion (BA/BS)
  • G: Health Promotion (MA/MS/MEd)
Dept. Name: Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dept. Phone: 435-797-1498
Website: Visit Us Online
Street Address:
7000 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT, United States, Utah, USA 84322
Dept. Chair / Program Head: Dr. Dennis Dolny, Department Chair
Dept. Chair / Program Head Email: dennis.dolny@usu.edu
Dean's Name: Dr. Beth Foley
Dean's Email: cehs@usu.edu

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