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Bachelor of Science in Health Education

Why Choose an Online Health Education Degree?

Be an advocate for health, and be a Gator server for the greater good. A healthier community starts with a commitment from those within it.

Health and Human Performance
Degree Type
Bachelor of Science in Health Education
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Science in Health Education
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Science in Health Education Major Health Education and Behavior

Will My Credits Transfer?

The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Health Education 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.

Our Bachelor of Science 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. These core courses include 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.

Note: This major is a pathway for admission to professional health programs upon graduation. Students interested in gaining admission to professional health programs (nursing, occupational therapy, medical school, physician assistant, physical therapy, or pharmacy) will need to work with their academic advisor to make the proper course selections upon admission to the program.


What professions will a degree in Health Education prepare me for?

  • Environmental Health Emergency Response Specialist
  • Drug Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Family Life Educator
  • Fitness Counselor
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Protective Services Worker
  • Public Health Information Officer
  • Teen Outreach Coordinator
  • Youth Educator

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.

What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's Transfer Applicants

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor's degree seeking applicants should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and have completed the following 6 prerequisite courses below with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Human Anatomy with Lab (APK 2100c or Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab)
  • Human Physiology with Lab (APK 2105c or Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab)
  • Biological Sciences with Lab (BSC 2005) or Principles of Biology with Lab (BSC 2010)
  • College Algebra (MAC 1105) or higher
  • Statistics (STA 2023)
  • Psychology (PSY 2012)


  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission or the UF Online Ready program. For more information, please see "Additional Admissions Pathways" below.

Additional Admissions Pathways

Conditional Admission

    Applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program if they have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA and have completed 5 of the 6 required prerequisites (including Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab courses) with a minimum 2.5 GPA in these courses. Students who are conditionally admitted with a missing prerequisite will be required to satisfactorily complete the remaining prerequisite BEFORE beginning the major coursework.

UF Online Ready

    This major participates in the UF Online Ready program, which allows a limited number of qualified applicants to complete specific missing prerequisites here in UF Online as degree-seeking students before enrolling in other UF Online courses. Admission is offered on a space-available basis.

    A student may be selected for UF Online Ready if they have:

  • 4 of 6 prerequisites completed, including both Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab courses, Biological Sciences with lab or Principles of Biology with lab and College Algebra or higher.
  • 2.0 overall GPA and 2.5 prerequisite GPA

To learn more about this program, go to the UF Online Ready webpage.


At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s Bachelor of Science in Health Education & Behavior degree, with a foundation in the social and biological sciences, focuses on health information and theory application. This undergraduate coursework opens the door to a variety of fascinating and rewarding careers, as well as a unique opportunity to make the world a better place. With appropriate health education interventions, many universal health problems can be prevented and/or controlled. Our program offers students a convenient online health education, all for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.