The Malone University School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers one major and three minors within its health sciences program:

Our mission

The mission of Health Sciences is to prepare students to become Health Education Specialists in providing health promotion and education in the Malone Community, local community, and global community. The goal is to promote preventative healthy lifestyles for all populations by informing and serving others through the professional practices of health education.

Students completing this program will receive a B.A. degree in Community and Public Health and are prepared for careers in health promotion, health behavior, community health, public health, international health and wellness.

Learning outcomes

Our student learning outcomes are based on the seven areas of responsibility for health education specialists and include the following:

Assess needs, resources, and capacity for health education/promotion

  1. Planning health education/promotion
  2. Implementing health education/promotion
  3. Conduct evaluation and research related to health education/promotion
  4. Administer and manage health education/promotion
  5. Serve as a health education/promotion resource person 
  6. Communicate, promote and advocate for health, health education/promotion and the profession

In recent years, we have a 100% pass rate on the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. By completing the CHES examination, students will be easily identifiable as qualified individuals by future employers. Also, this certification is nationally recognized giving students the flexibility of having the certification regardless of where they reside.