About This Degree

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 (students must choose an emphasis)

  • Community Health - Prepare to work in various community health programs teaching people how to improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations.
  • Health Science - Have maximum flexibility in customizing your education whether you plan to pursue medical school or explore other careers in the medical industry.
Special Information

The Community Health emphasis is only available in Logan.


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With a degree in health education and promotion, students may pursue careers in the following areas:

Community Health Emphasis: Students who graduate with the community health emphasis can pursue careers as health educators and consultants in a variety of settings. Community health professionals work to provide education to various groups and communities to prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles. They may work as coordinators and educators for corporate health programs, provide individual consultation in clinical settings, or may develop and implement health programs for companies or nonprofit organizations.

Health Science Emphasis: Students who graduate with the health science emphasis pursue advanced medical training or find employment in a health or medical setting, such as working in a hospital, physician's office, or health insurance company.

This program allows students who are interested in some type of medical training the opportunity to customize their coursework to match their interests and the course requirements of advanced health or medical programs in medicine, podiatry, physical therapy, nursing, public health, physician assistant, and more.

There are many other health- and medical-related jobs available, and this emphasis allows students who know they are interested in the medical field a chance to explore career options beyond becoming a doctor or dentist.

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Differential Tuition

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.