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The BS in health education and health promotion provides students a pathway to become a certified health education specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (https://www.nchec.org/). Based on a random sample of community health job advertisements (September, 2017), health professionals with the CHES credential earn up to a 47 percent higher salary than health professionals without it.
The program provides professional preparation in population-based health education, including school and community health education. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in health education and health promotion gain foundational knowledge in health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation as well as in certified health education specialist competencies, and they learn about specific health education strategies for effectively delivering community and school health education. interventions. Students develop an understanding of various areas addressed by certified health education specialists, 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, and stress for chronic disease prevention.
Health Education and Health Promotion,
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The rising cost of health care has increased the need for individuals with the skills and abilities to provide health education and health promotion programs. As health care costs continue to rise, insurance companies, employers and governments are attempting to find ways to curb costs. One of the more cost effective ways is to employ health education and health promotion professionals to teach people how to prevent disease and injury, live healthy lives and avoid costly treatments for illnesses. Health promotion professionals work in various environments based on the industry in which they are employed.
Undergraduates in this degree program often pursue careers in wellness and health promotion in such environments as:
Students may also pursue further graduate study in such fields as:
Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Fitness and Wellness Coordinators||10.6%||$81,630|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).