Press Release

Franklin University Introduces its new Health Education & Promotion Program


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (July 15, 2021)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is pleased to announce its new Health Education & Promotion Program.

Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of public health, while also exposing disparities in the availability of wellness and disease prevention resources. With Franklin’s new Health Education & Promotion degree, students gain the knowledge and skills to bridge these gaps.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for health education specialist and community health workers is expected to grow 13% through 2029, which is much faster than average. Franklin’s in-demand degree provides students with a broad understanding of disease processes and prevention, as well as the research, education, and communication techniques necessary to create, implement, and promote health programs that impact individuals and communities. 

Throughout the course of this program, students will explore theories and models behind health education methods, social marketing concepts, and strategies that promote multicultural diversity and inclusion. With the knowledge gained through this program, students will have the opportunity to then test their abilities, while solving real-world health and wellness problems. 

Completion of Franklin’s bachelor’s program in Health Education and Promotion equips students with skills aligned with industry standards. As a result, completion of the degrees qualifies those to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam administered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

To learn more about earning a Bachelor’s in Health Education and Promotion from a university built for busy adults, click here:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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