University of South Carolina

School of Public Health

Health Promotion and Education


Graduate Office

Suite 304

Columbia, SC 29208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Health Promotion and Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programs leading to degrees in health education center around changing health practices. Health education is an activist discipline and employs community development, organizational behavior, and applied communications strategies to influence knowledge, attitudes, social support systems, patient/provider relationships, and the alteration of access and availability barriers to care in promoting positive health practices. Health promotion is an important focus of the department. Courses emphasizing principles of learning, motivation, behavior change, program planning and evaluation as applied to health education constitute the basis of professional preparation.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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