Health Education Major

Teaching kids how to be healthy and practice good hygiene is only part of what a health education major covers. As a health education specialist, you could find yourself working in a community setting, on a college campus, hospitals or even in a corporate setting.

Career Potential

  • Elementary health education specialist
  • High school health educator
  • Junior high school health educator
  • Prevention specialist in school district or community
  • District health education coordinator
  • Public health educator

What Will I Learn?

You’ll start with the basics of human anatomy and physiology and progress with a variety of health classes along with preparation for student teaching. The following concentrations give you the option to specialize in a particular area of interest.

Concentration Options

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Special Features

  • Health Science honorary chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma
  • Study abroad in London, Belize, Australia, Africa
  • Student teaching in Australia

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities: Combine academic course work with out-of-class experiences that provide direct contact with health and education professionals. Such experiences include a well-developed internship program and independent study opportunities.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Education Honorary

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Van Hoesen, Room C-11
Phone: 607-753-4225
Fax: 607-753-4226

Fast Facts

Work with faculty to improve school health and the health of youth and children across the nation as a health education major.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Joseph F. Governali Award for Excellence in Health Education
  • Katherine Allen Whitaker Award
  • Charles N. Poskanzer Award
  • Human Service Studies Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Ross L. Allen Award
  • Leonard T. Gath Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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