Health Education & Promotion Program

The mission of OSU’s rapidly growing Health Education & Promotion (HEP) program is to develop students who can provide preventative health services in community, corporate, or clinical settings.  Students can choose between options in Community Health or Exercise & Health.  Upon completion of their undergraduate degree, many students continue graduate study in academic fields like Health Education/Promotion, Exercise Science, Public Health, Athletic Training, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.  Graduates are also eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health/Fitness Instructor certification exam.