Welcome to Health Education. Health education is any combination of learning opportunities designed to promote behaviors in individuals, groups, or communities that are conducive to health. Generally, these learning opportunities are based upon scientific principles in which individuals acting independently or in groups make informed decisions affecting their health. Health education includes assisting people to achieve an optimal level of health, to prevent disease and debilitating conditions for occurring, and to minimize the impact of such diseases and conditions. The health education specialist strives to select and implement techniques that are designed to reduce individual and/or community health problems which can best be corrected through education. Health educators work in schools, businesses, medical care facilities, and in public health organizations.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999