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Health Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
The success of a healthcare organization depends on effective communication to influence individual and collective decisions. Health communication skills are sought after in both non-profit and for-profit entities as our healthcare system becomes increasingly complex and is a frequent focus of the media. The Health Communication program is offered by Bellevue University.
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Health Communication will expand your understanding of health-related topics and regulations so you can make an impact in a medical facility, hospital, clinic, journalistic or another setting. You'll consider current health issues, health promotion, and the role of public relations in the curriculum while faculty with real-world experience will prepare you to:

  • Implement and evaluate marketing and public relations health campaigns
  • Influence diverse audiences on a range of healthcare and public health issues - by leveraging various media platforms
  • Guide crisis communication - when urgent situations require sensitivity and awareness of compliance issues for healthcare organizations.

At the Health Communication program at Bellevue University, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare workforce or advance your career as a professional communicator in a health-related context.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication, you will be prepared to:

  • Develop health communication campaigns.
  • Evaluate health communication campaigns.
  • Create health communication messages appropriate to a variety of contextual and audience factors.
  • Apply principles of risk and crisis communication to the context of public health.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Small Group Interaction
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Writing for Media
  • Persuasion 
  • Conflict and Communication 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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