Health Education and Promotion

Lead the way to a healthier future

Your interest in science and health education enables you to help others live better, healthier lives. At Fontbonne, you will have the opportunity to explore different fields and tailor your classwork to position you for career success.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education & Promotion will become the next generation of public health educators, analysts and advocates. These graduates, capable of understanding the complexities of health and its impact on the entire social system, will be prepared to teach others about this importance.

As a family life educator, you will educate the public, encourage healthy lifestyle changes, and enable individuals, families and communities to not only live longer, but to also enjoy a better quality of life and become more productive members of society.

Program Highlights

Your Fontbonne degree helps you stand out in this in-demand profession, while providing the personal satisfaction of helping individuals, families and communities achieve better health.

  • Growing societal need for health educators
  • Prepare to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential exam
  • Courses provide context for serving diverse audiences across the lifespan
  • Interdisciplinary approach to addressing health literacy and disparities
  • Career options include public health educator, health program coordinator or director of community health and wellness, among others
  • Focus on ethics
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campF.R.E.S.H.®

campF.R.E.S.H.® at Fontbonne University takes kids entering 4th through 7th grade on an interactive, hands-on journey toward better health through activities emphasizing culinary experiences, nutrition, health and wellness, physical exercise and creativity.

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Dietary Manager Training Program

If your career goals include a management position, you will want to consider this important program to get the advanced training, business acumen and practical experience you need to lead.

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Health Education & Promotion Career Opportunities

Learn more about career opportunities with a degree in Health Education and Promotion from Fontbonne. 

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Partnership Organizations and Programs

  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • American Cancer Society
  • The National Kidney Foundation
  • HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum St. Louis
  • Living Well Village
  • Carondelet YMCA
  • St. Louis County Health Department

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Health Education and Promotion

Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

314-862-3456

fbyou@fontbonne.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

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