Program Description

 

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.

About Arizona State University - Tempe

Arizona State University--Tempe is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 41,828, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 661 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Arizona State University--Tempe's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 129. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,158 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,458 (2015-16). Arizona State University—Tempe, which has one of the largest undergraduate populations in the nation, offers students a wide range of academic and extracurricular options. Collectively, the campuses in Tempe and three other locations in the Phoenix area offer students more than 300 undergraduate academic programs to pick from and more than 500 clubs and organizations to check out. For time away from Arizona, students can choose from more than 250 study abroad options. Freshmen are required to live on campus, unless they commute from a parent's home, are married or fall under other exceptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly known for their baseball prowess.