Welcome to the Health Sciences programs
at Malone University
We offer the following degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Health EducationThe department also offers minors in Community and Public Health Promotion and School Health Education. You also can pursue a Community and Public Health Promotion major and a Biology minor with a focus in Epidemiology.
The Malone University School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers two majors and two minors within its health services programs: the Community Health Education major, the Community Health Education minor, the Health Education major, and the School Health Education minor.
Students completing the Community Health Education major receive a B.A. degree and are prepared for careers in health promotion, community health, public health, international health and wellness. Health educators may be employed in voluntary and private health agencies, and in local, state, city, and federal governmental agencies. Examples of employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the Center for Disease Control, health departments, American Cancer Society, pharmaceutical representative, health communications, environmental agencies, and the Peace Corps. Upon completion of the degree, the community health educator is eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (C.H.E.S.). The Community Health Education minor is designed for students who desire to augment their major field of study with a concentration in core health education courses.
Students completing the comprehensive major in Health Education receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the health education license valid for teaching health in PreK-12. Students are also eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (C.H.E.S.). The School Health Education minor is designed for students who desire to augment their major field of study with a concentration in core health education courses. Students pursuing a minor in School Health Education are required to complete 21-22 hours of coursework. This minor DOES NOT qualify a student to be eligible for the Praxis II School Health Education Teaching Specialty Licensure Examination in the state of Ohio. Out of state students may choose to get the minor which may meet certification needs in other states.
Students can pursue a Community Health Education major and a Biology minor with a focus in Epidemiology. Such students should complete all the requirements for the major in Community Health Education. In addition, the student should complete the requirements for the minor in Biology with the following caveats: BIOL 313 and 362 must be selected as the two 300/400 level courses and an additional two courses (CHEM 131; MATH 150 or MATH 201) must be included. When these requirements are met as well as other requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, the student is eligible to pursue a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Epidemiology or a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.). A student completing this program of study will also be eligible to take the National Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) examination.