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What is Health Studies?

Our degrees prepare students to direct, create, or evaluate health education programs that promote wellness and prevent disease. The curriculum centers around the Areas of Responsibility outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and enables graduates of our program to sit for the CHES national certification exam and become a Certified Health Education Specialist. Many employers in the field of health promotion/health education are requiring this certification.

Most health educators work in medical care settings, colleges and universities, schools, public health departments, nonprofit organizations, and private business.

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a professional association for health education professionals and students. This video from their organization gives an idea of the different ways that health educators can affect people's lives.   

Career Options

  • Certified Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Public Health Specialist
  • HIV Counselor/Outreach worker
  • Field Investigator/Epidemiologist
  • Health Teacher
  • District Health Education Coordinator
  • Campus Wellness Director
  • Health Services Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Employee Wellness Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Program Evaluator
  • Grant Writer
  • Patient Educator

Job Possibilities

page last updated 10/2/2014 9:21 AM