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BA in Health Education

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health Education focuses on the development of administrative skills and clinical knowledge to help students prepare for a career in the healthcare field. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Health Education

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health Education program, students should have some academic background in healthcare or a related area. Prior experience in a hospital or other medical setting is helpful but not required. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Health Education at Ashford University is designed to provide an introductory education to public health, wellness, nutrition, and health promotion and education. Topics addressed in program coursework include adult learning theories, teaching methods for health care professionals, community health services and regulations, health care information systems, research methods, program development strategies, holistic health views, and promotion techniques. Students apply concepts and theories they have learned throughout the program to the development of an extensive research paper. It should be noted that the program does not prepare students for any teaching or healthcare licensing or certification exams.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Health Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • HCA 331: Introduction to Health Education (3 credits)
  • HCS 408: Methods of Community Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • HCA 415: Community and Public Health (3 credits)
  • HCS 323: Health and Wellness Promotion Throughout the Lifespan (3 credits)
  • HCA 322: Health Care Ethics and Medical Law (3 credits)
  • HCS 316: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (3 credits)
  • HMC 303: Health Communications (3 credits)
  • HCA 430: Special Populations (3 credits)
  • BUS 303: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • HCS 412: Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • HHS 460: Research Methods in Health and Human Services (3 credits)
  • HCS 497: Health Education Capstone (3 credits)
  • General Education (52 credits)
  • Electives (38 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates with a desire to enhance their skills and knowledge could pursue an advanced degree after completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health Education program. A master's degree could be required for career advancement to management or executive positions in many professional settings.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health Education program, graduates could be prepared to assume entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare environments. They could be employed by hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, community health centers, nonprofit health organizations, government health agencies, or managed care companies.

Graduates could pursue at:

  • HMOs
  • Hospitals
  • Community health organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Wellness centers
  • Parks and recreation

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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