Community Health Education Option

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About Community Health Education

A Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education provides students with the knowledge and skills to become effective health educators within the community. The opportunities for employment are broad and diverse. Health educators are employed within government sectors (county public health, state health departments, etc.), non-profit organizations, corporate settings, healthcare and clinical settings, and schools and universities.

Admission to Program

Students interested in majoring in Community Health Education should contact the Community Health Education Program Coordinator. Upon meeting with the Coordinator, students complete the application process, receive preliminary advising, and are assigned an academic advisor.

The minimum requirements to be admitted to the Community Health Education Major are:

  • A minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of Health 260 Intro to Health Education with a C or higher

All major courses must be taken for grade.

Contact Information

Amy S. Hedman, PhD, MCHES

Associate Professor
Community Health Education Program Coordinator; Internship Director

Department of Health Science
Minnesota State University, Mankato
213 Highland Center North
Mankato, MN 56001