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Health Education and Promotion


Official Name of Program

Health Education and Promotion

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

02587 - HEP-BS

CIP Code


This program is designed to prepare students for careers that focus on health education, program planning, outreach, advocacy, and policy development around healthy living, disease prevention, and removing barriers to health equity. Graduates are employed in many professional sectors including community agencies, hospitals, government and health departments, schools, and universities.

The program includes two options: Community Health Specialization (Option 1) and Community Health and Nutrition Specialization (Option 2). Graduates (and eligible seniors) can sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, a nationally-recognized certification awarded by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Eligible majors can participate in the Dual-Credit Option and take up to 15 graduate-level credits towards the College’s fully online, 33-credit M.A. degree in Health Education and Promotion. 

Departmental Grading Policy:
Students must earn a C- or above in all courses required for the major and the minor. If a grade is lower, the student must repeat the course. D grades in courses for the major that are transferred in from another institution are acceptable.