Why a Bachelor’s in Health Education & Behavior?

The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Health Education & Behavior degree program provides students with training on how to promote healthy lifestyle choices in individual and group settings, with special attention given to diversity and culturally appropriate health education methodologies.

This Bachelor’s in Health Education program enables students to focus their coursework on interest areas in health education and health promotion in community, clinical, or worksite settings, as well as in health studies, thus preparing them for related industry jobs or graduate programs. Please note: some allied health graduate and professional programs will not accept courses if labs are delivered via online instruction. Please refer to specific prospective graduate programs for detailed prerequisite requirements

In addition to completing all university, college and general degree requirements, students enrolled in the Health Education & Behavior program will have the opportunity to take a number of core courses, including Personal and Family Health, Community and Environmental Health, Health Education Professional Development and Internship in Health Education along with several specialization courses such as Women’s Health Issues, Trends in International Health and Minority Health Issues.

Degree Details
College Health and Human Performance
Degree TypeBachelor of Science in Health Education
Diploma TitleBachelor of Science in Health Education
Transcript TitleBachelor of Science in Health Education
Major Health Education and Behavior
What is the Internship Requirement?

Prior to graduation, all Health Education & Behavior majors are required to complete a 15-credit hour, full-time internship experience. All required coursework must be completed prior to the internship. Internship experiences must be a minimum of 40 hours per week, which are completed during your final semester in UF Online.

Read more about the required internship

What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and have completed 5 of the courses below with at least a 2.5 GPA:

Required:

  • Human Anatomy with Lab (APK2100c or Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab)
  • Human Physiology with Lab (APK2105c or Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab)
  • Biology with Lab (BSC2005 and BSC2005L) OR Microbiology with Lab (MCB2000 and MCB2005L)

And any two of the following:

  • Human Nutrition (HUN2201)
  • College Algebra (MAC1105) or higher
  • Statistics (STA2023)
  • Psychology (PSY2012)
  • Sociology (SYG2000) or Social Problems (SYG2010)
  • Public Speaking (SPC2608)

Note: It is strongly recommended to complete all 9 prerequisites prior to enrolling at UF, however, applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program if they have completed 5 of the 9 required prerequisites (including both Anatomy and Physiology with lab courses and Biology with lab or Microbiology with lab), with a minimum GPA of 2.5 GPA in these courses. Students who are conditionally admitted with missing perquisites will be required to satisfactorily complete these remaining prerequisites BEFORE beginning the major coursework.

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014