Online Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion
Program at a Glance
- Experience curriculum aligned with the educational requirements for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination.*
- Gain valuable real-world experience through an optional internship.
- Obtain knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on communities and health care systems.
- Explore topics designed to meet the needs of health educators and community health workers.
- Shorten your path to a master’s degree in health education and promotion or public health with the accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s option.†
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion Overview
The bachelor’s degree in health education and promotion teaches you to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs at the community level, including marketing, advocacy, and financial aspects. The online degree program provides the flexibility to study on your schedule, wherever you are.
The curriculum for the online bachelor's degree in health education and promotion aligns with the educational requirements for the CHES® examination, offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion program will develop skills in the following areas:
- 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.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in health care administration, health informatics, health information management, public health, or health education and promotion while you earn your bachelor’s degree.
Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
What Courses Will I Take?
Coursework focuses on providing a solid foundation in health education program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.See All Health Education and Promotion Courses
- Research Methods for Health Sciences
- Models for Health and Wellness
- Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior
- Health Education Program Assessment and Planning
- Health Education Program Implementation and Evaluation
- Major Credits66
- Elective Credits69
- Total Credits180
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health education specialist and community health worker occupations are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2021 through 2031.‡
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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*Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
†Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.
‡Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers, www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.