The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion is issued by USC Beaufort.
Health promotion is one of the fastest-growing areas of specialization in the field of professional health care today. Graduates of USCB’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Promotion will be able to exert a positive influence on a wide range of lifestyle, social and environmental issues. These include: alcohol and substance abuse, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, chronic diseases, depression and more.
Today’s Health Promotion graduates may apply their counseling skills in primary and
secondary schools, in colleges, hospitals and health care facilities, in the workplace,
in community centers, hotels and resorts, on cruise ships, in fitness centers, in
local and state government organizations, and in health agencies worldwide.
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The purpose of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Promotion is to prepare students for the multidisciplinary field of practice that is concerned with designing, implementing and evaluating interventions that enable individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to play active roles in achieving, protecting and sustaining health. The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. identifies seven areas of responsibility for health educators. The program is grounded in these seven areas and students will be prepared to sit for this optional certification exam.
Prerequisites & Requirements
Students must have 45-60 hours of previous college credit to apply for this online degree program. Program specific prerequisites courses include Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Biology 101 and 102, Chemistry, Nutrition, Psychology 101, Developmental Psychology and Statistics. If you haven't earned your hours or taken the program specific prerequisite courses yet, you can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any technical college. To find out if you're qualified to apply for this program, please contact a Palmetto College representative.
Total requirements for this degree: 120 hours
Major requirements available online: 57 hours
GPA: 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about two years—the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Missing Documents||Final Registration||Tuition Deadline||Class Start|
|Fall 2017||August 1, 2017||August 1, 2017||August 24, 2017||TBD||August 24, 2017|
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