What Can You Do with a Health Sciences - Health Education and Promotion Concentration Degree?
Passionate about the health of your family, your community, and the world? Hard to keep all that passion to yourself? You’ll be excited to learn that there are all kinds of careers possible with
- Public health educator
- Wellness program coordinator
- Fitness specialist
- Health service manager
- Medical sales representative
- Community health worker
And many more!
Some of our past graduates from this concentration have gone on to work for the Indiana State Department of Health, many county health departments, and several public non-profit organizations, like Four County Counseling Services. Wherever you end up, you’ll be doing what you love: providing and managing health education programs that help communities-at-large maintain healthy lifestyles, collecting and analyzing data to tailor your efforts and programming, providing evidence-based solutions, and acting as a resource to help individuals, fellow health professionals, and the community. You'll have the requisite courses to sit for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Those who are NCHEC-certified have achieved the national standard of practice, increasing their credibility and marketability.
After graduating from this program, you might pursue employment in the public health field through local, state, and federal government agencies; schools; community organizations; insurance companies; hospitals; and the private sector. The expected growth for career opportunities within this field is looking very good for graduates of the near future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 21 percent growth from 2012 to 2022!
When it comes to applying for your dream job post-graduation, your employer will be looking for more than your degree and a solid GPA. At IU Kokomo, you’ll have the opportunity to pack your resume full of related experience to really stand out to your future employer. During your time as a student, you can gain work experience, internship experience, extracurricular activities, and even real-world research opportunities to showcase your skills and knowledge.
If you know your purpose in life is to help promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing to all ages in your community and around the world, the possible careers paths for you are seemingly endless!