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Bachelor in 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.

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.

After graduation from Aultman College, you can sit for an exam to become a certified health education specialist (CHES). Learn more about the CHES exam.

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Program benefits

  • 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
  • Qualify to sit for the CHES exam after graduation

Bachelor’s Completion Option

Are you a current health care professional who needs a bachelor’s in health science 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 or other school of health sciences course work.  Contact the admissions team to learn more about prior learning assessment options and how your credits may apply toward the BS in Health Sciences.

Admission Criteria

Students may enter the health education concentration of the BS in health science 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

GPA of 3.0+


GED score of 660+

HiSET score of 75+


ACT score of 20+


SAT combined score of 1030+

College transfer applicants

6+ Credit Hours

of college coursework


2.50+ GPA

based on the most recent college transcript


Health Education Curriculum

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

BSHS Curriculum

Click here for a Health Sciences Information Sheet, which shows the complete list of courses required for the degree and the concentrations in health education and health care administration.

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


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

Admission Deadlines for the BSHS Program Health Education Concentration

  • Aug. 1 for fall semester
  • Dec. 1 for spring semester
  • April 1 for summer semester

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