Welcome to the Health Sciences programs
at Malone University
We offer the following degree:
The Malone University School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers one major and three minors within its health sciences programs: the Community and Public Health Promotion major, the Community and Public Health Promotion minor, the Health Behavior minor, and the School Health Education minor.
Students completing the Community and Public Health Promotion 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, city, state, 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 and public health educator is eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (C.H.E.S.). The Community and Public Health Promotion minor is designed for students who desire to augment their major field of study with a concentration in core health education courses. The Health Behavior minor is designed for students who desire to augment their major field of study with core health education courses. Students interested in taking the C.H.E.S Examination must take required courses in the minor, and 2 additional courses for a total of 25+ hours.
The Health Behavior minor is designed for students who desire to augment their major field of study in the social and behavioral sciences with a concentration in course health courses with a focus on health behavior. This minor DOES NOT qualify a student to be eligible for the C.H.E.S. Examination.
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 to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) through the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson for 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 and Public Health Promotion major and a Biology minor with a focus in Epidemiology. Such students should complete all the requirements for the major in Community and Public Health Promotion. 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.