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Posted: October 29, 2015 at 7:45 am

What is Health Science?

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature and provides options that allow students to prepare for various careers in public health education and health promotion in settings such as schools, hospitals, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and worksite health promotion programs. This degree exposes students to a wide range of health science careers while providing the foundational courses required for professional post-graduate work, such as public health, health education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, environmental health and more!

Professionals in the Health Science create many health education programs. Such programs educate the public on health issues as diverse as:

Bone disease prevention

Community mobilization

Diabetes education

Dental disease education

Drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention

Emergency medical practices

Environmental health education

Food safety

Heart Disease prevention

HIV/AIDS or STD prevention

Immunization education

Maternal and child health education

Mental/intellectual health

Nutrition education

Personal safety

Physical activity/obesity

Stress management

Health educators apply their knowledge and skill directly with the community. In most cases, they work directly with people. Health programs focus on the health and well-being of people in a community, as opposed to academic institutes concerned with research and theory.

For more information, contact the Department of Kinesiology & Health Science at healthscience@sfasu.edu or 936.468.3503.

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