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Education and Community

Health Behavior


  • Oxford
  • Minor
  • On Campus

A Health Behavior Minor Can Complement Your Major.

This minor provides the foundational courses for students who wish to specialize in health education and become a 'Certified Health Education Specialist' (or CHES).

Contact Info

Paul Branscum Ph.D., RD, FAAHB. FSBM
420 S. Oak Street
Phillips Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-3022

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It is open to all students and complements majors in health-related professional and pre-professional programs.

Curriculum and Courses

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor. No courses may be taken credit/no-credit. Students majoring in Public Health in the College of Arts and Science, or Community Nutrition can count no more than 6 hours from their major towards this minor. This minor is not open to students majoring in Public Health in The College of Education, Health, and Society.

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Program Requirements

Additional Information

Health educators provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. They collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. The larger employers of health educators were as follows: Government, Hospitals, Outpatient care centers, and individual and family services.

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Career Options

*Note: our minor does not qualify someone to take certain career paths, but can be complementary to the following career paths.

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