Graduates of the Health Promotion and Education (Exercise and Fitness) program from the University of Cincinnati work to improve the health of individuals or communities, depending on their work setting and job responsibilities. For example, health educators working in health departments often are concerned with the health of the community they serve and may develop programs to impact people living in the community. Health educators working in business/industry may be working one-on-one with individuals to help them modify and improve their diet, increase their physical activity, reduce their stress levels, stop smoking, etc.
The seven basic responsibilities of health educators include:
- assessing individual and community needs for health education
- planning health education strategies, interventions and programs
- implementing health education strategies, interventions and programs
- conducting evaluation and research related to health education
- administering health education strategies, interventions and programs
- serving as a health education resource person
- communicating and advocating for health and health education
Each of these responsibilities is further broken down into competencies and sub-competencies as identified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become certified health education specialists (CHES).
Health educators must be good communicators and like working with people. They need to be able to comfortably speak to individuals and groups and must have excellent writing skills. Further, those majoring in health promotion are usually committed to their own health and are excited about helping others improve theirs. Creativity is a real plus for health educators, as it often takes creative thinking to motivate and help individuals or communities to change health behaviors.
Both the behavioral and biological sciences form the foundation for health education. Course work is required in such areas as psychology, sociology, human growth and development, human anatomy and physiology, statistics and speech/communications.
Graduates of the health education program can work in a variety of settings including corporate fitness centers, commercial fitness centers, hospitals, YMCAs and recreation departments.
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- English Composition
- Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education
- Personal Health
- Physical Conditioning
- Social Science
- 48 months
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DisciplinesEducation Health Management Sports Sciences View 3419 other Bachelors in Education in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The Common Application (online)
- Personal Statement
International27472 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13736 USD per semester during 48 months.
National27472 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13736 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State12138 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6069 USD per semester during 48 months.
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