Fuel your passion for healthy living and helping others by earning an online Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education at Southern New Hampshire University. The online bachelor's program focuses on improving the health of individuals based on their lifestyle needs. You'll explore effective ways to plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health programs. You'll also learn the critical components of public health education such as social and behavioral health, research and assessment, epidemiology and chronic and communicable diseases.
The online BS in Community Health Education program aligns to the competencies defined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing for Health Educator Specialists. This program also aligns with the educational requirements for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination, offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.*
Community health educators teach individuals how to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In the online Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education program, you’ll explore the many functions and responsibilities of a community health educator and gain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful and effective in public health education.
Throughout the online BS in Community Health Education program, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in the online bachelor’s in community health education program at SNHU include:
Employment in the community health education field is projected to increase dramatically through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand for community health workers and health educators will increase 16%, more than twice the average for all occupations.* Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available healthcare services.
SNHU's online BS in Community Health Education program will prepare you for a variety of roles within the high-growth public health education field, including:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, community health educators work in a variety of settings, such as:
In the online Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education program, you'll explore how to effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health education programs.
SNHU's bachelor's in community health education program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.