Educational Policies Committee

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The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has for many years offered a program in Health Education and Promotion (previously named Health Education Specialist) to prepare students to either work in public and private school systems as health teachers (School Health Education emphasis) or to work as health education specialists in public health departments, medical care settings, corporate wellness programs, and non-profit agencies (Community Health emphasis). In recent years students have expressed an interest in this degree who intend to pursue further study in a health or medical field or anticipate health science related employment for which an education beyond a bachelor's degree is not required.