Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Education and Promotion

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34
Total Courses
$371
Cost per Credit
4 years
Average Completion*
15–18 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Bachelor's in Health Education and Promotion Overview

The bachelor’s degree in health education and promotion teaches you to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs at the community level, including marketing, advocacy, and financial aspects. The online degree program provides the flexibility to study on your schedule, wherever you are.

  • Experience curriculum aligned with the educational requirements for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination.
  • Obtain knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on communities and health care systems.
  • Explore topics designed to meet the needs of health educators and community health workers.
  • Shorten your path to a master’s degree in health education and promotion or public health with the accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s option.

Gain the Skills That Employers Need

  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving: Assess needs, resources, and the capacity for health education/promotion in a variety of settings.
  • Research and analysis: Plan health education/promotion programs.
  • Leadership and teamwork: Implement health education/promotion programs.
  • Communication: Serve as a health education/promotion resource person.
  • Professionalism and ethics: Advocate for health, wellness, and the profession of health education/promotion.
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Practical Experience

Complete an optional internship to develop professional skills and add valuable real-world experience to your resume.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

Coursework focuses on providing a solid foundation in health education program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Sample Courses

  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Models for Health and Wellness
  • Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior
  • Health Education Program Assessment and Planning
  • Health Education Program Implementation and Evaluation

Program Requirements

66
Major Credits
69
Elective Credits
180
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

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  • Purdue Global '21

Accelerated Master’s Degree Options

You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in health care administration, health education and promotion, health informatics, or public health while you earn your online bachelor's degree. Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.

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Earn Credit for Prior Coursework and Experience

The average bachelor's degree student pays $15k and takes 2 years to complete their degree.

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Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

Military Tuition Reduction

Undergraduate tuition savings for military include a 55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. The average Purdue Global military student is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate's and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor's.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health education specialist and community health worker occupations are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2021 through 2031.

Average Salary

Low

General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

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Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period. There’s no financial obligation and no cost to apply.

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Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

98%

Faculty members who have advanced degrees

51%

Faculty members who hold a doctorate

395

Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Bachelor's Completion Time and Average Net Price: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2022–2023 academic year was 2.3 years. Average net price reflects charges for all graduates, including those who transferred to Purdue Global, after application of scholarships, tuition reductions, grants (including federal Pell grants for undergraduate students), employer tuition assistance, and/or military tuition assistance. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2023.

Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Job Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers, www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.