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Health Education

Bachelor in Health Education

Help others take control of their health in the fast-growing health education field.

As a health educator, you can make a difference in the world by teaching people about behaviors that promote wellness, as well as develop and implement programs to encourage healthy lifestyles, environments, and policies.

Employment opportunities for health educators exist throughout the country in places such as hospitals, nonprofit organizations, physician offices, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.

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Aultman College’s health education program, part of the bachelor of science in health sciences (BSHS) degree, will give you a firm foundation in the behavioral/social, epidemiological, environmental, and biomedical sciences, as well as health administration and public policy.

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Among the program benefits are:

  • Small class sizes and personalized attention from faculty;  80% of classes have fewer than 20 students
  • An association with Aultman Hospital and Aultman Health Foundation, giving you access to learn in many different health-related organizations and social and economic situations
  • Intern at a variety of local health care facilities and community organizations; gain direct work experience in the field and network for job opportunities after graduation

Bachelor’s Completion Option

Are you a current health care professional who needs a bachelor’s degree to advance your career? Through the health education completion option, the following can apply toward a bachelor’s degree: associates degree, career-technical programs, certificates, diplomas, licensures, and more.

Incoming students may receive up to 60 credit hours for an unencumbered health care license (ex: radiography, paramedic, certified medical assistant, etc.) or up to 40 credit hours for college-level work. Contact the admissions team to learn more about prior learning assessment options and how your credits may apply toward the BSHS.

Admission Criteria

Students may enter the health education concentration of the BSHS program directly with no previous college credit or as transfer students.  Transfer students will have their previously earned credit (including diploma, certificate or associate’s degree credits) evaluated toward completion of the bachelor’s degree. 

 

To be considered for the BSHS program

Graduating high school students must have:

A high school GPA of 3.0 or higher OR A GED score of 2250 or higher

OR

An ACT score of 20 or higher/SAT combined score of 950 or higher

Transfer applicants must have:

A college GPA of 2.50 or higher

 

Provisional Admission

High school applicants with a GPA of 2.5-2.999 and transfer applicants with a GPA of 2.0-2.499 may be granted provisional admission into the program. Those who fall into this category must then participate in Student Success Center experiences (ex: supplemental instructor, tutoring), develop an academic success plan with an academic advisor, meet regularly with a faculty advisor, and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Aultman College for the first 30 credit hours.

Health Education Curriculum 

The health education concentration as part of the BSHS degree consists of the BSHS curriculum core and the health education-specific courses.

BSHS Curriculum

Aultman College Core Courses

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Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

PHL

104

Medical Ethics 

3

ENG

105

College Composition I

3

SLS

105

Distance Education Foundations

1

ENG

107

College Composition II

3

PSY

111

Introduction to Psychology

3

HSC

115

US Healthcare Systems

3

SOC

121

Introduction to Sociology

3

COM

138

Professional Communication

3

MTH

205

Statistics

3

PSY

211

Human Growth and Development

3

PSC

305

Politics of Healthcare

3

SOC

333

Social and Behavioral Theories of Public Health

3

 

 

Foundational Education Electives

3

 

 

Quantitative Reasoning Elective

3

 

 

Human Experience Elective

3

 

 

Natural Sciences Sequence and Electives

11

 

 

Total

54

 

Health Sciences Courses and Required General Education

Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

HSC

130 

Helping Skills (or Health Informatics concentration  HSC 201: Health Informatics)

3

HSC

223

Planning & Evaluation in Medical, Worksite, & Community Settings

1

HSC

225

Internship in Health Sciences: Embedded

2-5

HSC

230

Research in Health

3

HSC

260

Leadership Skills

3

HSC

310

Cultural Competencies in Healthcare

3

HSC

320

Contemporary Concepts in Population Health

3

HSC

340

Internship in Health Sciences: Leadership

3-6

HSC

410

Program Surveys and Analysis

3

HSC

490

Capstone

6

 

 

Total

30-36

 Elective Credits Needed (See HS Concentrations)

 

 

 30-36

If you are interested in the health educator or health care administration concentration, there are additional course requirements.

 

Health Education Curriculum

The below courses are in addition to the BSHS curriculum.

Health Educator Concentration Courses

Required

Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

HSC

119

 Medical Language

2

HSC

135

Principles of Health Education

3

HSC

140

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

3

HSC

325

Community Health Systems

3

HSC

390

Fostering Helping Behaviors in Disasters

3

HSC

312

Population Health Communication

3

HSC

418

Principles of Clinical Education

3

Choose 7-16 Credit hours of Electives from below

HSC

240

Team Inquiry in Health Sciences

2-5

HSC

335

Individual Inquiry in Health Sciences

2-6

SOC

337

Organizational Behavior

3

HSC

345

Health and Aging

3

HSC

360

Navigating the Health System

3

HSC 

217

Quality Improvement in Healthcare

3

HSC

308

Management of Human Resources and Health Organizations

3

HSC

204

Medical/ Legal Aspects of Healthcare

3

HSC

427

Mobile Health

3

HSC

317

Internet and Web Technology Applications for Healthcare

3

 

Scholarships

Aultman College offers a variety of admission and endowed/gifted scholarships.  To learn more, visit our scholarship page.

Graduation/Residency Requirements

  • An overall cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • A 2.0 GPA in all courses completed at Aultman College
  • A 2.5 GPA in health science courses
  • 40 credits of 300 or higher level courses
  • 60 credit hours of sciences, humanities, or arts
  • Residency requirement: 80 credit hours of the required 120 total must be completed at Aultman College
  • One course that utilizes a “Service Learning” methodology
  • Complete financial aid exit counseling
  • Satisfy financial obligations
  • Complete the Graduate Exit Survey

Application Deadlines for the BSHS Program Health Education Concentration

  • June 1st for fall semester
  • October 1st for spring semester

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