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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Health Sciences

100 Nixson Hall
PH: 330-672-2197 | Fax: 330-672-2194


The Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education gives students the necessary tools to plan, implement and evaluate health education programs for individuals, communities and groups. Recognizing the importance of promoting good health and preventing disease, the major features a 12-credit capstone internship experience during which the student works with a health educator in a community setting. Courses qualify students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Note: State/Federal background checks may be required for practicum/internship experiences. See Program Coordinator for more information.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into Community Health Education, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll into EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students are admitted to health and human services programs using the university admission criteria (see the Entering the University section of this Catalog). Selective admission criteria are used in some programs in the college. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll into EHHS General until which time they have the required GPA.

Students are accepted into the major by transfer if they have achieved a minimum 2.750 GPA in previous college coursework.

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 120 credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.750 cumulative and major GPA.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.