Health Education and Promotion


Why Study Health Education and Promotion at BenU Mesa?

Are you interested in health and wellness? Are you looking to explore the complexities of human behavior and identify ways to promote healthier lifestyles? Then Health Education and Promotion is for you! Our program focuses on how to improve the health behaviors of different populations through hands-on experiences and interactive learning. Students will be taught how to meet the needs of different cultures by planning life-changing, interactive and informative health education/promotion programs. The faculty will assist students in conducting research to evaluate different programs’ effectiveness and sharing best practices. 


You Will Be CHES Ready

Projected employment for health educators is expected to increase at a rate much faster than the national average. Graduates of this program will meet the current academic eligibility requirements to take the written exam for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

Engaged Learning With Faculty

One of the best parts about Benedictine is that our faculty are experts in their fields and our students get to participate in hands-on learning with each and every one of them. Our small class sizes allow our faculty to craft classes according to their students’ specific needs and provide thorough feedback.  

Sample Courses

•  HLED 3271: Health Education
•  HLED 3280: Community Health and Nutrition
•  HLED 3363: Management & Health Initiatives 
•  HLED 4360: Dimensions of Wellness
•  HLED 4366: Health Education Field Experience
•  NUTR 3244: Food Science + Lab

Benedictine is In CO+HOOTS

The CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship at Benedictine will begin in the Fall of 2020 and offer BenU Mesa students a safe environment to learn and launch a potential business under the guidance of practicing, experienced, and successful entrepreneurs. The four-year intensive immersion program will develop and support the growth of our students’ innovative and creative ideas. Learn more and apply at

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