Pre-Health Promotion and Education Program
The Pre-Health Promotion and Education program at UC Blue Ash College is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of health education job opportunities. Health Education Specialists work to improve the health of individuals or communities, depending on their work setting and job responsibilities. For example, Health Education Specialists 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 Education Specialists 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.
Where It Will Take You
Depending on preparation and interest, graduates of the health promotion and education program may find employment in community health agencies, departments of public health, business and industry, health care settings, sports medicine centers or schools. Health Education Specialists may be involved in such diverse areas as stress management, weight control, physical fitness, improved nutrition, smoking cessation, environmental health, family life, athletic training and more.
A variety of professional organizations represent Health Education Specialists, depending on interest area and employment site. Some organizations are:
- Society for Public Health Education
- American Public Health Association
- Association for Worksite Health Promotion
- American School Health Association
- National Athletic Trainer's Association
The first two years of the program can be completed at UC Blue Ash College. The final two years can be completed at the University of Cincinnati's main campus or a combination of both Blue Ash and main campuses. The bachelor's degree is granted by UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. Learn about transition-oriented programs.