Health Education

Are you interested in working with people in your community to improve the quality of their lives through promoting physiological scientific awareness, and facilitating learning and behavioral change? The Health Education major at the University of Central Arkansas will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to educate the public on health concerns, and plan, implement, and manage health initiatives in your local community. The comprehensive curriculum includes courses in: health education theory, epidemiological research, health promotion intervention, community health problems, microbiology in human affairs, healthcare marketing and program planning, evaluation, and administration.

As a Health Education major at UCA, you’ll have access to all of the distinct advantages that make the UCA experience special. Just a few of the benefits our program offers include:

  • Expert Faculty with diverse professional and academic credentials, who are deeply committed to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in the future. They provide individual attention and mentoring, guidance, and unique opportunities for their students to participate in service learning in the local community, develop websites and Public Service Announcements for in-class projects, work with cutting-edge technology and network with local health care professionals.
  • Professional Development is available for course credit, by working with professionals in a transformative internship program in a wide variety of clinical settings and state agencies, which provides students with experience in the field, connections within the community, a proven work record, and can even lead to permanent job placements.
  • Employment Opportunities: the Health Education degree prepares graduates for employment in health maintenance organizations, hospitals, public and private clinics, voluntary health agencies, state and national government health departments, public and private secondary schools, business and industry, and other health-related programs.

To learn more about the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development available to you through the Health Education major at the University of Central Arkansas, visit