WEST LAFAYETTE — Occupations of health education specialist and community health worker are expected to grow at a significantly faster rate than the average for all occupations by 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Recognizing this anticipated growth, Purdue University Global has launched a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion.
This degree will prepare students to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate health programs, including advocacy, financial, and marketing aspects. The program aligns with the educational requirements of the Certified Specialist in Health Education exam, offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
“Our current pandemic highlights the need for skilled and dedicated health educators,” said Keith Smith, vice president of Purdue Global and dean of the School of Health Sciences. “Purdue University Global’s new Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion will train graduates who will serve on the frontlines of community and national health, providing vital information to combat emerging health crises and promote healthy lifestyles. .”
The fully online program offers flexibility in scheduling and is transfer credit friendly. It comes with the option of a practical internship.
Additionally, students have the option of pursuing any accelerated master’s degree offered at the School of Health Sciences, including the Master of Science in Health Education and the Master of Public Health.