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Health Education and Promotion Bachelors of Science

 Program Description

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

Emphases:

Community Health: This emphasis prepares students to work in clinical settings, 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.

For more information visit the USU Catalog or USU Degree Finder.

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.

For more information visit the USU Catalog or USU Degree Finder.

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the health education and promotion program has additional requirements:

  • Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission as health education and promotion majors.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.75 GPA for admission.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Program Requirements

There may be additional program requirements that students need to complete on a case-by-case basis. Meet with your advisor to discuss program requirements and your progress towards graduation.

Graduation Requirements

All graduates, regardless of the type of degree, must satisfy University Studies general education and depth education requirements.

  • Total credits: 120 credits minimum
  • Total credits C- or better: 100 credits
  • Upper-division credits (3000 level or above): 40 credits
  • USU credits (20 upper-division, 10 req. by major): 30 credits
  • USU gpa: 2.0 or better; Overall gpa: 2.75 or better

Tracking Sheets

The purpose of the tracking sheet is to monitor the progress of students as they work through the degree requirements working towards graduation. The sheet consists of a consolidated course information and requirements. The department uses the tracking sheet, located online, as a working tool and updates the sheet yearly. Students are encouraged to use this sheet and degree works as they plan their schedules.

To access the tracking sheet for the kinesiology program please visit the tracking sheet page.

Program Faculty

 
Debasree Das Gupta Julie Gast Steve Hawks
Debasree Das Gupta Julie Gast Steve Hawks
Travis Peterson Karen Shores Maya Miyairi Steel
Travis Peterson Karen Shores Maya Miyairi Steel
Sandra Sulzer Phillip Waite  
Sandra Sulzer Phillip Waite  

 

 

Academic Advisor
Name: Raquel Friddle
Phone: 435-797-1278
Email: raquel.friddle@usu.edu
Appt: Schedule
Prgms: HEP: Community Health
Academic Advisor
Name: Melanie Stein
Phone: 435-797-2490
Email: melanie.stein@usu.edu
Appt: Schedule
Prgms: HEP: Health Sci
General Studies
Peer Advisor
Name: Mallory Weed
Phone: 435-797-1278
Email: mallory.weed@usu.edu
Appt: Schedule
Prgms: Program Exploration