Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program
Health Educator Track
Health educators use educational processes to promote health and influence human well-being in a variety of school, community, workplace, and medical care settings. They promote good health by educating the public about the causes of disease and the means of prevention on a community-wide level. Health educators may also provide counseling, plan and evaluate programs, and organize community efforts.
Health educators in Alaska are employed by public health departments, schools, Native health corporations, and community, government, or non-profit agencies.
In order to be formally admitted into the Health Educator track, students must complete the following courses and receive a "B" or better in each course:
All students also must complete 20 hours of community service at a health-related not-for-profit organization of their choice and submit documentation of their hours.
Lastly, students must meet with a pre-major advisor. For more information, email BSHSadvise@uaa.alaska.edu.
In addition to the University requirements, students must complete 39 credits of track specific required core courses:
Download the BSHS Health Educator Track Advising Sheet (rev. 1/15/15) for a complete list of courses (including University, support courses, and focus courses requirements) needed to complete the Health Educator track.