Gain Skills to Build a Healthier Community.
The fully online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program from West Virginia State University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between social factors and health. Through coursework in statistics, nutrition, sociology, health assessment and more, students learn to apply relevant theories and develop education programs that address the health needs of target populations. This program is accredited by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and prepares graduates for careers in health education and other health-related fields.
Emphasis Options: Community Health Education, 2 + 2 Leadership in Allied Health and Rehabilitation*.
The Community Health Education emphasis area is designed to prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. For curriculum details, refer to the course list on this page.
* Students must hold an Associate in Applied Science degree to qualify for this emphasis area.
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Upon graduation from this program, you will be qualified for a wide variety of careers in health education and other health-related fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health educators and community health workers earn an average salary of around $44,390 per year and can expect to see faster than average career growth through 2024. Other potential careers include:
- Community health organizer
- Lab manager
- Health care facility coordinator
- Health services manager
- Public health specialist
- Health care administrator
- Health information specialist