Skip to Main Content
Communication, Media, Arts, and Design

Health Communication

Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication


  • Regionals
  • Major
  • On Campus
  • Online

Build Healthier Communities

Health Communication is the study and practice of using communication strategies to inform and influence individual health-related decisions. Understanding the role of communication in influencing individual health decisions and overall health outcomes is a crucial skill toward achieving the goal of improving quality of life and public health.


Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies

Phelps Hall 103

1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011



Students can take courses online, in-person at Hamilton and Middletown, or a mix of both.

Curriculum and Courses

Grounded in an integrative understanding of the relationship between theory and praxis, the program emphasizes human identity and diversity, research competency, 21st century communication skills, and public advocacy. In addition to core courses in Applied Communication, students will take courses in English, Statistics, and Nursing with the option to customize curricular options.

  • NSG 321 U. S. Health Care System and Culture
  • APC 201 Introduction to Health and Risk Communication
  • CIT 431 Health Information Technology I
  • CMR 224 Medical Terminology
  • MAC 447 Mass Media Criticism

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Graduates have gone on to pursue careers as a community health campaign worker, patient advocate, peer health promoter, or public relations and health communication specialist within hospitals and other medical organizations. They have also gone on to pursue graduate study in communication, public health, or related disciplines.


Kailey Cox
  • I’m studying something I love and feel passionate about. I hope I can help others find their way through it like I did.

    Kailey Cox '23
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Communication and Psychological Science

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Top 5 of Ohio’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

    U.S. News & World Report

  • 98.4% of 2021-2022 bachelor's degree graduates were employed, furthering their education, serving in the military or a service program

    Miami University Data

  • 18:1 Student to faculty ratio

    Miami University Data

Admission Requirements

You've found the place to reach your goals.

Miami University Regionals offers an education that fits your lifestyle so you can earn a degree that is life-changing. And our open admission policy allows for an environment of diverse learners.

Related Programs

Miami students are an eclectic mix of thinkers, doers, leaders and followers, introverts and extroverts, authors, painters, climbers, coders, pianists, philanthropists, and gamers. Just to name a few.

Customize your education to do more, see more, be more.



Page Call to Action Links